Monday, February 2, 2015

Galileo Score Compiler A Crucial Component of ATI’s Instructional Effectiveness System

Galileo K-12 Online supports instructional effectiveness initiatives within one customizable system of which a vital component is the Score Compiler. The Galileo Score Compiler allows users to select a variety of measures (e.g. teacher observations, student growth data, and student performance levels on state tests), place scores from these measures on a common scale, and then weight each measure as desired. District or charter-determined scoring provides the rating scale by which instructional effectiveness scores are calculated. The Score Compiler provides a continuous and final instructional effectiveness score at the teacher, school, or district level with a detailed explanation of how the scores are compiled available from the View Calculations link.

The types of measures that can be included in the Score Compiler are limitless. One of the most commonly used measures among ATI charter/ district partners includes Categorical Growth scores at both the teacher and the school level. These scores provide data about whether a student has exceeded, maintained, or failed to maintain expected growth based on a pre/posttest during an instructional-time period. Although Categorical Growth scores are the most popular, other types of scores based on any Galileo benchmark or formative assessment may also be incorporated into the Score Compiler. The Score Compiler also allows for external test scores (e.g., state tests, Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills [DIBELS], AP Scores) to be uploaded into Galileo at the student, teacher, or school level. Measures such as mean scores, median scores, and percentages of students can be automatically calculated and compiled.

The Galileo Score Compiler can be helpful in a number of ways. The Score Compiler assists educators to:
• Demonstrate student growth (Categorical Growth and Achievement Data) at the teacher or school level using this year’s or last year’s enrollment with Galileo’s Instructional Effectiveness pre- and posttest assessments. Exclude specific students from data calculations when necessary.
• Determine final calculations by combining various forms of data and calculate final performance levels. Configure the compilers to weight specific sets of data appropriately.
• Configure cut points by applying point values, and performance level verbiage specific to district requests.

Administrators will find that the Score Compiler provides support to:
• Configure security settings at different levels.
• Determine a rating scale by inputting district teacher performance rubrics using district scoring, notate what type of evidence was used for the observation and include administrator observation notes.
• Provide teachers with a detailed explanation of how their scores are compiled.
• Attach files to specific staff members.
• Monitor Student Learning Observations - coming soon.

Contact your ATI Field Services Coordinator at 877.442.5453 for more information.

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