Monday, February 15, 2016

A Brief Overview of Key Components in Galileo

Districts and charters across the country have identified Galileo K-12 Online as their clear choice for a high-quality, standards-based, and research supported instructional improvement system with integrated educator effectiveness capabilities. Galileo offers innovative solutions for curriculum development, management, and implementation monitoring combined with comprehensive assessment offerings and support of local educator effectiveness initiatives all in one cost-effective system. Following are just a few highlights of the Digital Curriculum Platform, the comprehensive assessment system, and the instructional effectiveness components found within Galileo K-12 Online.  

Fully-Integrated Digital Curriculum Platform Supporting
  • Integration of standards-based instruction, balanced assessment, and Dashboard reporting 
  • Incorporation of existing curriculum content, development of new content, and modification of curriculum content as needed
  • Access to several thousand instructional resources available from a variety of sources such as the KHAN ACADEMY®**
  • Through included technology, capability to: 
    • develop, disseminate, and manage curriculum 
    • facilitate data-driven differentiated instruction
    • engage students in multimodal interactive learning
    • evaluate curriculum impact on learning outcomes 

Comprehensive Assessment System Providing:
  • Valid and reliable pre-built and customized assessments aligned to Common-Core and local-state standards
  • Research-based measures of student achievement and growth (e.g., Item Response Theory derived Developmental Level scores) at the individual student, group, class, school, and district level
  • Extensive item banks consisting of over 150,000 items in math, English language arts, and science for grades kindergarten through high school, as well as over 10,000 items addressing non-state-tested subjects (e.g. music, foreign languages) developed as part of our Community Assessment and Item Banking (CAIB) initiative*
  • Online testing interface similar to statewide testing interfaces and supporting technology enhanced items
  • Comprehensive assessment options including:
    • Benchmarks
    • Formatives
    • Classroom checkpoint tests
    • Screening and placement tests
    • Interim and final-course examinations
    • Pretests and posttests
    • Technology enhanced early literacy and math assessment series
    • Computerized adaptive tests
    • Instructional effectiveness assessments
    • Customized tests aligned to District curriculum and pacing calendar

Complete Instructional Effectiveness System Providing 
  • Flexible and easy-to-use technology to develop and implement local instructional effectiveness initiatives
  • An individual instructional effectiveness score through Score Compiler technology which compiles and weights data from multiple sources (e.g., student performance data, educator proficiency ratings, surveys) to generate the score
  • Educator rating scales aligned to the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) and Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISSLC) 
  • Importation capability for other state, local, or with permission, third party rating scales for use in Galileo 
  • Evaluation data that can be used to inform professional development, enhance teaching and leadership skills, and elevate student performance.

Contact our Field Services Coordinators to learn what more Galileo has to offer.

*The repository of community items may vary from state to state.**KHAN ACADEMY® content is available for free at

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