Monday, September 18, 2017

Leadership Seminar to Optimize Implementation

Critical tipping points in gathering, understanding, and using formative data
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
8:00 am MST Registration opens, light refreshments
8:30 am – 11:30 am MST Seminar with optional networking and needs evaluation until 12:30 pm MST
Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Boardroom - map
1817 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, 85006
Parking available off E. Granada Road or E. Palm Lane
Complimentary interactive, informative, and networking seminar

Join us for an interactive seminar designed to guide the optimization of district and school initiatives related to gathering, understanding, and using formative data. The seminar will begin with a brief discussion of real world leadership challenges and available implementation support services from WestEd and ATI. The remainder of the seminar will focus on four critical tipping points district and school leaders can address to maximize student and staff success:

  • teachers and students benefit from an engaging, relevant, and appropriately rigorous curriculum
  • data-driven instruction must be based on trusted and authentic data
  • instruction must respond to the implications of student performance data in targeted and authentic ways
  • leadership requires the tools to combat initiative fatigue and data overload

Participants will walk away with suggested strategies, resources, and action plans to implement now in their school or district. At the end of the seminar, time will be provided to network with peers to share experiences, challenges, and solutions. WestEd and ATI staff will be available to conduct needs evaluations and help participants identify next steps for the longer term. 
REGISTER

Monday, September 11, 2017

New Science Offerings in Massachusetts

ATI has developed sets of science assessments aligned to the new Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) standards for grades 5 through 8. Each set consists of a pretest, three comprehensive assessments, and a posttest. They are all based on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) blueprints and have been constructed according to the guidelines released by the MA Department of Education (DOE).

If you are interested in high school science assessments, ATI offers sets of science assessments in biology, chemistry, and physics. Review the science and technology/engineering blueprints by grade.  

It is important to note that ATI pretests and the posttests can be used for instructional effectiveness purposes. ATI’s state-of-the-art statistical analyses and actionable Galileo reports provide data from the pretests and posttests to inform professional development. Additionally, the data can be used in support of both enhanced teaching and leadership skills and the elevation of student performance.

The Educational Management Services team will gladly help you get started with the MA Galileo K-12 science assessments. Contact them today

For more information on the 2016 MA STE Standards, the DOE has compiled a list of frequently asked questions which can be found at http://www.doe.mass.edu/stem/standards/faq.html.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Galileo K-12 Approved for Use with New 2017-18 Exemption to Retention in Move On When Ready Legislation

The Arizona State Board of Education has approved use of the Galileo K-12 Instructional Improvement and Effectiveness System (IIES) in assessing 3rd grade student reading skills following a new exemption to retention in Move on When Reading (MOWR) legislation. The new exemption states:

“Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, a new exemption to retention requirement added to A.R.S.§15-701 that states a 3rd grade student who is retained because he/she did not meet the cut score on the reading portion of AzMERIT can still be promoted if he/she has demonstrated or subsequently demonstrates sufficient reading skills or adequate progress towards sufficient reading skills of the 3rd grade reading standards as evidenced through a collection of reading assessments approved by the State Board (SBE), which includes an alternative standardized reading assessment approved by the SBE.”

This change to the MOWR legislation requires augmented reporting within district/charter literacy plans. Galileo K-12 offers the tools and technology educators need to assess and report student mastery or progress toward mastery of Arizona English Language Arts Reading Standards.

About the Arizona’s Move on When Reading: MOWR legislation is designed to provide students with evidence-based reading instruction kindergarten through third grade in order to position them for success as they progress through school, college, and the workforce. The intent of the legislation focuses on early identification and intervention for struggling readers and to provide each student the level of support he/she needs to become a strong reader. 

Any questions about the new exemption or MOWR in general should be directed to the Arizona Department of Education at www.azed.gov/MOWR or moveonwhenreading@azed.gov.


About Galileo K-12: Galileo K-12 IIES is comprehensive, standards-based, research supported, and aligned to Arizona Science, Non-State Tested, and Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. Galileo provides an array of curriculum, assessment, instructional effectiveness, reporting, and forecasting tools. Use of the system facilitates advancements in teaching strategies, assessments, and implementation of instructional effectiveness initiatives. Galileo contains multiple patented tools that make it possible to use assessment information to guide differentiated instruction aligned to district/charter pacing guides. Information gathered through Galileo can also inform professional development decisions. For more information contact ATI at 877.442.5453 or GalileoInfo@ati-online.com.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Bulk Scheduler Now Available to Class-Level Users

The ability for users to bulk schedule tests, assignments, and units has been extended to class-level users. If you are a teacher instructing more than one class and wish to schedule the same assessment, assignment, or unit to multiple classes, you may now do so easily and efficiently with just a few clicks of your mouse. The Bulk Scheduler may be found in the Assessment area of Galileo.

The Bulk Scheduler tool in Galileo allows the scheduling of  grade-level tests across the district/charter school and may be used for offline and online assessments.


The Bulk Scheduler enables a class-level users to extend many of the same testing features that exist on the Class Schedule Test page, such as establishing test times, the posting of scores, access to an online Dictionary/Thesaurus, the randomization of questions, and setting a test password. If a test schedule must be modified, teachers may modify a bulk test scheduler from the Bulk Schedule History page.

For more information and resources about Galileo technology, check the Galileo Help files.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Customized Galileo Launchpads Drive Efficiency

Launchpads by ATI make accessing and navigating around Galileo K-12 and the K-12 Student-Parent Center interfaces a breeze. The engineers at ATI have designed the Staff Launchpad for teachers and administrators to drive their efficiency to new levels. When signed into Galileo, the educator will be taken directly to their own Launchpad where they will find colorful, quick-access navigational tiles. The default set of tiles for staff includes commonly used Galileo interfaces (e.g. Dashboards) based on their role as a teacher or administrator. Users can personalize their Launchpad by adding tiles for other Galileo interfaces, creating their own tiles with links to external websites, or deleting tiles. Users can also change the color, icon, and order of the navigational tiles.


Find valuable resources in Galileo by accessing the Help files and search Launchpads to discover the variety of resources available at your fingertips! Click each image to enlarge.
The Student Launchpad offers the same ease-of-use as the Staff Launchpad. Upon signing into the Galileo K-12 Student-Parent Center, students will find their Launchpad with four tiles providing quick access to the Take Test, Assignments/Dialogs, Test Results, and Calendar interfaces.  

If you have not customized your Launchpad, what are you waiting for?  Check out the resources in the Galileo Help files, access our website, or contact your friendly Field Services Coordinator for a personalized demo on this and other valuable features in Galileo.  

You can also view firsthand the innovative approaches ATI has taken to make sure you stay ahead of the curve. Register for the complimentary webinar New 2017-18 Assessment, Reporting, and Instructional Tools being offered Tuesday, August 29 at 1:00 pm MST.

Monday, August 14, 2017

New 2017-18 Assessment, Reporting, and Instructional Tools Webinar

Co-hosted by Arizona Charter Schools Association and 
Assessment Technology Incorporated

Intended Audience: Administrators, curriculum and/or 
assessment coaches, and teachers 

Join Ildiko Laczko-Kerr, Ph.D. and Jason K. Feld, Ph.D. on August 29 at 1:00 p.m. MST for a complimentary webinar. Dr. Laczko-Kerr will introduce the new Galileo K-12 technology, explain why the technology is important to ACSA, and share how it impacts teachers, coaches, administrators, and students. Dr. Feld will showcase Galileo’s enhanced K-12 tools engineered to help educators promote learning. The innovations consist of assessment, reporting, and instructional tools. Attendees will view firsthand the streamlined Galileo K-12 interfaces and learn about the newest ease-of-use and customization features. These features allow the tailoring of Galileo to meet group and individual educator and student goals. The webinar will provide expanded details related to:
  • Utilizing student testing tools similar to those on AzMERIT for both formative and benchmark assessments
  • Personalizing the new Galileo Launchpads to gain rapid access to key interfaces
  • Understanding Galileo Student Growth Percentiles for Arizona
  • Using the new Test Builder and Item Builder tools
  • Accessing updated, and additional standards-aligned K-12 item banks including technology enhanced items to measure student learning
  • Highlighting current implementations of the Digital Curriculum Platform in Arizona

The webinar will wrap up with an overview of optional Galileo integrations available this fall including Key Data Systems Inspect® Item Bank, Crane Schools Dynamic Curriculum Strategies, and GradeCam scanning technology. A brief question and answer session will conclude the webinar. Register

Monday, August 7, 2017

Streamline Formative Assessment Creation with Access to ATI Item Banks

Access the ATI Community and Secure Item Banks to streamline the creation of a wide variety of assessments including formative, end-of-course, interim, benchmark, instructional effectiveness pretest and posttest. The item banks accessible via Galileo® K-12 offer educators the variety of standards-aligned items required to engage students in complex thinking critical in being college and career ready. District/charter formative and benchmark assessment needs in math, English language arts (ELA), and science can be fully addressed using the ATI item banks. The Inspect® item banks can also be accessed through Galileo. Together the ATI and Inspect® item banks total more than 140,000 items all of which can be available through Galileo.

The items within ATI Community and Secure item banks are rigorous and innovative. The item banks provide 19 item types and over 90,000 items in K-12 math, ELA, and science (including more than 16,000 technology enhanced [TE] items). Plus, approximately 800 more items are added each month. The items are written to encourage the use and the development of high order thinking skills. You may be wondering how we do this. Take a look at one of our past blogs that walks you through the item development process and describes the gold-standard multi-tiered review used by the ATI on-staff item-writing experts.

ATI continues to expand options for educators such as through our partnership with Key Data Systems to offer the Inspect® Item Bank within Galileo K-12. Inspect® offers more than 50,000 items including K-12 items in math, ELA, and science, as well as items for history grades 5 through high school. History items are aligned to California standards. The Inspect® Item Bank provides access to 14 item types including all item types currently used on statewide tests.

ATI Item Banks are searchable and metadata can be used to refine item searches. Teachers have access in Galileo to a variety of powerful metadata for items such as standard, Depth of Knowledge (DOK) level, scoring rules, answer rationales, and IRT item parameters including difficulty, discrimination, and guessing. You can view the metadata along with item content that supports the development of assessments and the interpretation of student results. 
Metadata can be used to refine item searches and is included with the item content supporting development of assessments.

To learn more about our item banks check out our website or schedule an online demonstration with one of our friendly Field Services Coordinators.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Multiple Online Testing Tools for Students

The Galileo K-12 online testing interface offers students an experience similar to what they will encounter when taking state-wide assessments. For example, Galileo K-12 includes a wide range of testing and/or accommodation tools that can be enabled for test takers. Testing tools include the Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus, multiple types of calculators, flag for review, highlighter, strikethrough, as well as item-related tools such as a compass, ruler, straightedge, and protractor. Accommodation tools that may be scheduled as needed include text-to-speech, pause test, summary screen, and zoom capability. Additional testing tools (e.g., line reader) are currently under development and scheduled for release in the coming months. Launching in a few weeks, students will notice minor changes to the new colorful look of the online testing interface. These changes will contribute to a pleasant user experience while keeping the same functionality.

Several searchable resources are available in the Galileo Help Files including step-by-step instructions, video tutorials, and manuals. To easily schedule universal testing tools for assessments, access the professional development quick reference guide.


Galileo online testing interface displaying several testing tool options including zoom, dictionary, calculator, add a note, mark for review, highlighting, and an item-specific ruler.

Monday, July 24, 2017

ATI to Exhibit at the 48th Annual CASE Convention


Demo Galileo K-12 Online in CO
Would you like an in-person overview of Galileo K-12 Online? Seize the moment at the ATI exhibit #50 during the 48th Annual CASE Convention in Breckenridge, CO July 26-28. Baron, the ATI Field Service Coordinator (FSC) at the convention, will be available to give you a personal demonstration and answer your questions about Galileo K-12 Online. The system is comprehensive, research supported, and aligned to Colorado Academic Standards. Galileo provides an array of curriculum, assessment, instructional effectiveness, and reporting tools. Mark your calendars and stop by exhibit #50 to see the latest features of Galileo designed to facilitate advancements in teaching strategies, assessments, and implementation of instructional effectiveness initiatives. See ATI upcoming events and happenings for more opportunities to experience Galileo K-12 yourself.



Recent ATI Sightings
M.A.S.S. Executive Institute: Last week over 400 teachers, educators, and leaders came together to learn about leading and creating inclusive schools at the three day M.A.S.S. Executive Institute in Mashpee, MA. ATI Field Services Director, Craig, was on hand to provide live demonstrations of the Galileo K-12 Online Instructional Improvement and Effectiveness System. Craig showcased ATI’s extensive Secure and Community Item Banks which are amongst the largest and highest-quality banks in the nation available to educators. He also highlighted the latest Galileo enhancements including the navigational staff and student Launchpads, Test Builder and Item Builder for easy test creation, and multiple online testing tools for students. If you missed us at the conference, it’s not too late to request an online demonstration.

Arizona Charter School Educator Summit: ATI FSC, Nancy presented to a packed room during the Arizona Charter Schools Educators Summit last Friday. She provided a valuable demonstration on how the Galileo’s CBAS-NT assessment series can help teachers and leaders track student learning, standards mastery, performance levels and growth regardless of enrollment date and length of time students take to complete self-paced coursework. Attendees walked away with a complete skill set for using the tools and reports in Galileo that enhance their impact on subgroups and interventions. To learn more about how Galileo technology can assist you and the families and students you work with, watch for the webinar recording coming soon.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Update on Arizona State Standards Adopted 2016

Assessment Technology Incorporated has begun the transition to the newly adopted, 2016 version of the Arizona State Standards.

 As part of that transition, the version of the standards in Galileo K-12 Online now has annotations indicating new or modified standards, marked with an asterisk, standards that are being phased out, marked with z2010, and standards that have been confirmed to carry over from the last version of the standards. As your district staff works with the standards in preparation for the 2017-18 school year, they will notice these annotations. We wish to reassure everyone that nothing has been removed and all of the academic standards are still in place as test planning and delivery begins.

There has been a statement from the Arizona Department of Education on the role of the old standards and the new standards in the coming year:
"There will be a two year implementation timeline for the newly adopted standards. 2017-2018 is a transitional implementation year, while full implementation will occur in 2018-2019. AzMERIT will be aligned to the new standards beginning with the spring 2019 exam."
With this transitional implementation, Galileo K-12 Online provides teachers and district staff with the information that will help make choices about assessment in the upcoming school year as well as looking at the future plans for assessment once the AzMERIT tests are updated to reflect the additions and removals from the prior version.


There has not been a similar clarification on the math standards. We have requested a clarification from the Arizona Department of Education and will provide an update as soon as we receive a response. 

Written by
Scott Cunningham, Assessment and Instructional Design Director

Monday, July 10, 2017

Galileo's GradeCam Integration Offers Flexible Methods of Test Administration

Galileo K-12 offers educators full capability to administer assessments online or offline with paper and pencil and plain-paper or high-speed scanning. The multiple solutions for offline assessment with online scoring and reporting includes new integration using GradeCam scanning via web/document cameras. Galileo's GradeCam implementation enables educators to:
  • pre-slug and print bubble sheets from Galileo for district-wide, school-wide, and classroom assessments that will be later scanned through cameras
  • quickly scan bubble sheets using a wide variety of document cameras and web cameras
  • take advantage of Galileo's state-of-the-art scoring, flexible data aggregation, and actionable reporting
Schedule a Galileo K-12 Overview to learn more  or make purchase of GradeCam functionality.


Note: GradeCam integration and functionality purchase to support scanning from cameras is scheduled for release July 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

Uploading State Test Scores into Galileo

Starting in June as students and teachers leave for the summer, state test scores (e.g., AzMERIT, PARCC, and SBAC) start rolling in. At this point, some districts/charters have already begun to upload their scores into Galileo and I would like to encourage you to upload your scores as well. Why? There are a number of reasons:
  • We use this information to determine how well our tests correlate to the state assessment.
  • We will generate a Forecast Report that compares benchmark scores of your students to the state assessment. The Forecast Report will display correlations and forecasting accuracy – how well we did at classifying students at various risk levels (high risk, moderate risk, low risk, or on-course).
  • The state assessment data is placed in forms that can be used to generate reports (individual or aggregate) or to filter report results.
State assessment scores are uploaded through the Data Upload Planner in Galileo. To upload your scores go to: Setup, Data Setup, Data Upload Planner and then click on Create New Upload Plan. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to contact support@ati-online.com or your Field Services Coordinator at sales@ati-online.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

Quality, Quantity, Searchable - We’ve Got What You Need ATI Secure and Community Item Banks

Teachers, specialists, principals, and District administrators, we’ve got what you need! Galileo® provides access to large, high-quality item banks including the ATI Item Banks and Inspect® Item Bank in math, ELA, and science. These high-quality item banks contain the media-rich, technology-enhanced items needed to engage students in complex thinking to promote college and career readiness, evaluate standards mastery with high levels of rigor, and prepare students for success in responding to the types of items they will encounter on statewide tests.


ATI Secure and Community Item Banks
The ATI Secure and Community Item Banks contain more than 95,000 items in mathematics, ELA, and science (including more than 15,000 TE items) aligned to CCSS and NGSS for grades K-12. All items are developed by ATI’s experienced in-house content development staff using patented item banking technology and a multi-tiered review process.

The ATI items have been extensively validated on thousands of students, and are continuously validated using advanced IRT techniques. IRT techniques used by ATI make it possible to ensure that standards-aligned assessments built from the ATI Item Banks are reliable and valid, and that they can be effectively used to measure the acquisition of skills, mastery of standards, growth, progress, and readiness for statewide assessments for students at all performance levels. The item banks also include powerful metadata for items (e.g., grade level, standard, DOK level, IRT item parameters [discrimination, difficulty, guessing], scoring rules) and passages (e.g., Lexile®, Flesch-Kincaid Readability).

With 19 different item types including selected-response, constructed-response, and TE types, the ATI item types can be used to create a wide variety of assessments including formative, benchmark, interim, instructional effectiveness pretest/posttest, end-of-course.

ATI Sample Items
  Sample drag and drop sorting ATI  ELA TE item 
Sample interactive ATI math TE item 
 Sample interactive ATI science TE item 

KDS Inspect® Item Bank
The ATI also has a partnership with Key Data Systems (KDS) to provide the Inspect Item Bank within Galileo K-12 Online. The Inspect Item Bank includes more than 45,000 items in K-12 mathematics and ELA as well as 3-12 science aligned to CCSS, and NGSS. The Inspect Item Bank also includes 5,800 items for history grades 5 through high school aligned to California State Standards. The Inspect Item Bank provides access to 14 item types including all item types currently used on statewide tests. Item attributes include standard (including standards, DOK, Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, answer rationales, and rubrics. Grade-level appropriate passages are provided including literary texts as well as complex history, technology, and science-based content.

With the KDS and ATI partnership, it is possible for districts to implement Inspect directly within Galileo K-12 Online and provide assessment results (i.e., raw scores, percent correct) for Inspect items and assessments through Galileo reports.

Inspect® Sample Items
 Sample Inspect ELA item 
  Sample Inspect math item 
Access the ATI Quick Reference Guides within Galileo to jump start building assessment! Or register for a Learning on Demand training session – free of cost!
  • Galileo’s New Test Builder: Creating Multiple Choice, Expanded Selected Response, and Short Answer Items - NEW, July 12 at 5:00 - 5:45 pm EDT, Register on the “Upcoming” tab
  • Galileo’s New Test Builder: Creating Open Response and Essay Item Types, July 13 at 5:00 - 5:45 pm EDT, Register on the “Upcoming” tab.
  • Galileo’s New Test Builder: Creating a Technology-Enhanced Selectable Text Test Item,  July 18 at 5:00 - 5:30 pm EDT, Register on the “Upcoming” tab




Monday, June 19, 2017

Order Your Assessments Now and Be Ready for Fall

Anytime between now and the beginning of the next school year, we recommend that districts and charters contact your ATI Educational Management Services (EMS) coordinator to order and begin the assessment planning process. EMS staff will help you create a comprehensive assessment plan that addresses your goals and that answers questions such as:
  • How many benchmarks assessments will there be during the year?
  • When will benchmark testing occur?
  • Which subjects and grade levels will be tested?
  • Should technology enhanced items be included on assessments? 

The EMS staff works closely with you to ensure that the resulting benchmark assessments are of the highest possible quality. Of course, quality requires time so we ask that you please allow for a 2 week delivery window for pre-made assessments and a 6 week window for assessments aligned to district curriculum

Email or call 1.800.367.4762 to speak to an EMS Coordinator today and get the process started.

Monday, June 12, 2017

ATI Launches Redesigned Website

Our newly redesigned ATI website is now live. The updated site includes sign in access to Galileo from any page and requires no change in user ID or password. It also features quick links for support, streamlined navigation, and a responsive layout for viewing on all platforms. 


The following image illustrates the tablet view of the website including the collapsed menu.


We hope you enjoy the new user experience. Take a look

Monday, June 5, 2017

Creating Classroom and School-Wide Assessments with Galileo Technology

Galileo includes multiple easy-to-use assessment-creation interfaces designed for the classroom teacher including Test Builder including Item Builder technology and Dialog Builder. Galileo Automated Scoring Key (ASK) technology also supports the importation of existing tests for administration, scoring, and reporting within Galileo. This blog will focus on Test Builder with Item Builder and Dialog Builder.

Test Builder with included Item Builder
The Test Builder and Dialog Builder interfaces provide teachers and staff with the ability to quickly and easily create their own tests from the ATI Community Item Banks, Inspect® Item Bank, and District-created item banks which may include district-created items.

The ATI Test Builder interface makes it easy to create formative assessments containing technology-enhanced (TE) items. For teachers creating an assessment, they select the standards of interest, automatically search the item banks, and pick favorite questions. The next step is to publish the assessment for online and/or offline administration. Teachers can quickly duplicate and edit assessments. Teachers can also place assessment and item content in shared libraries supporting the sharing of content with other teachers and schools within the district.

The Test Builder interface is designed for flexible use with desktops, laptops, or tablets. With the numerous capabilities the Galileo Test Builder offers, teachers are finding test creation easier than ever. These capabilities include:

  • Search Item Banks by standard or item family
  • Refine searches by item type and depth of knowledge (DOK)
  • Quickly add, reorder, and/or delete items
  • Create your own items using the included intuitive Item Builder tools (scheduled for release in June 2017)
    • Multiple-Choice
    • Extended Multiple-Choice
    • True/False
    • Yes/No
    • Open Response with scoring rules
    • Short Answer
    • Selectable Text (correct/incorrect hot spots)
    • Classification (drag and drop of words/images into boxes)
    • Labeling (drag and drop of labels on an image)
  • View a summary of your current test items at the same time as your current search results
  • Access online student and teacher previews of your test
  • Access quick links to schedule the test and print if needed for offline student test booklets, once your test is published
Galileo Enhanced Test Builder Interface
 

The Galileo Test Builder interface includes state-of-the-art Item Builder tools. This makes it possible to create items and to align these items to state standards in any grade and subject. Assessment items may be accompanied by images, text, and links to a variety of media (e.g., videos, images, texts, attached files) and associated with metadata (e.g. DOK). Creation tools for multiple item types are currently available in the classic Test Builder interface. Creation types for these item types and additional TE item types are scheduled for release in the redesigned Item Builder in June 2017.

Creating a TE item with the Item Builder tools in the Recently Enhanced Test Builder  

















Dialog Builder
Using Dialog Builder, teachers can build online Instructional Dialog lessons and assignments integrating instruction with classroom assessments and providing related instructional activities (including those available through Galileo), and practice items. Dialogs make it possible to assess what is learned and guide learning by providing immediate feedback during the learning process. Online content may include multimedia content such as images, video presentations, and sound.

Galileo Dialog Builder Interface


For further information on how to create Galileo formative (classroom and school-wide) assessments, contact your Field Services Coordinator or access the Help Files via the Galileo application.  You can also register for one of our upcoming Learning on Demand sessions:

  • Galileo’s New Test Builder: Creating Multiple Choice, Extended Multiple Choice, and Short Answer Items, Wednesday, July 12 Time: 5:00-5:45 pm EDT / 2:00-2:45 pm MST Register. Click the "Upcoming" tab.
  • Galileo’s New Test Builder: Creating Open Response and Essay Item Types, Thursday, July 13 Time: 5:00-5:45 pm EDT / 2:00-2:45 pm MST Register. Click the "Upcoming" tab.





Monday, May 29, 2017

Galileo® Pre-K Online: Assessment and Curriculum Fidelity Tool

Galileo Pre-K Online provides early childhood educators a complete curriculum, fully integrated into an assessment and reporting system that links curriculum, assessment, planning, individualization, and program outcomes. Galileo provides a data-driven, research-based, and standards-aligned approach to providing developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for infants, toddlers, and children ages 3 through 5.

An integrated assessment and curriculum system such as Galileo Pre-K is most effective in promoting children’s learning when implementation is consistent, managed and monitored. Fidelity of implementation occurs when programs use the Galileo Pre-K Online system in the way that ATI designed it to be used. To assist programs in evaluating the fidelity of implementation, ATI has created the Galileo Pre-K Online: Assessment and Curriculum Fidelity Tool. Through monitoring efforts and observational data collected with the Assessment and Curriculum Fidelity Tool, appropriate use of Galileo Pre-K can be verified. The Assessment and Curriculum Fidelity Tool is divided into four focus areas: monitoring Galileo use, the physical classroom environment, professional practices, and management and instruction.  Each focus area is made up of guiding questions to assist the administrator in monitoring implementation and includes a Specific Examples/Notes section for documenting evidence, data sources, and special comments or notes. The administrator utilizing the Assessment and Curriculum Fidelity Tool can identify areas where support, feedback, training and professional development can further continuous improvement.

Learn more about this tool by attending the Assessment and Curriculum Fidelity Tool Learning on Demand Webinar.
Date:  Wednesday, July 12
Time: 1:00-1:30 pm EDT / 10:00-10:30 am MST

To register for the session contact ATI’s Professional Development Department at 1-800-367-4762 or register by clicking the Upcoming Tab.

Monday, May 22, 2017

New: Customizable and Efficient Staff Launchpad

The new customizable Staff Launchpad for teachers and administrators, ATI's latest enhancement to Galileo, went live in mid-May. Getting started with the user-friendly Launchpad is easy. Log into Galileo on any device and you will be taken directly to your own Launchpad where you will find colorful, quick-access navigational tiles. The default set of tiles is customized with commonly used Galileo interfaces based on your role as a teacher or administrator. You can personalize your Launchpad by adding tiles for other Galileo interfaces, creating your own tiles with links to external websites, or deleting tiles. Plus, you can also change the color, icon and order of the navigational tiles. We hope you will be pleased with the ways in which the Galileo Staff Launchpad saves you time and brings you limitless customizable options. 

Staff Launchpad offers efficiency in navigating through Galileo.

An earlier release, the Student Launchpad, is accessible through the Galileo K-12 Student-Parent Center and provides users with four navigational tiles. The Student Launchpad tiles provide quick access to frequently used interfaces including Take Test, Assignments/Dialogs, Test Results, and the Calendar.

Student Launchpad features color tiles for access areas in Galileo quickly.

Learn more about Galileo and the innovative tools by contacting our Field Services Coordinators.