Monday, April 10, 2017

Various Ways to Create the Formative Assessments You Need!

Galileo® is designed to be truly flexible, enabling teachers to assess mastery of specific skills and objectives in a way the works best for them. Galileo includes multiple easy-to-use assessment creation interfaces including those in Test Builder and Dialog Builder. Both of these interfaces have undergone redesigns that make developing formative assessments and Instructional Dialogs (including integrated assessments) even easier. These interfaces provide teachers with the ability to quickly and easily create tests from the Galileo Community Item Banks, the Inspect® item bank, or District-created item banks as well as to create their own items (including TE items). Additionally, Galileo includes technology to import assessments created outside of the system.
The Test Builder interface is designed for teachers and is now optimized for desktops, laptops, and tablets. It offers the following key capabilities:
  • search item banks by standard or item family
  • refine searches by DOK and item type
  • add, reorder, and/or delete items quickly
  • 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 the test is published

And there is more to come. We plan to include an enhanced Item Builder in Test Builder. It will enable teachers to create multiple types of items including selected-response, constructed-response, and technology-enhanced items. 
Creating a TE item within the integrated Item Builder.
The Dialog Builder interface is supportive by automatically generating formative class assessments built directly into online Instructional Dialog lessons and assignments. Dialogs make it possible to assess what is learned and guide learning by providing immediate feedback during the learning process. Dialogs may include multimedia content such as images, video presentations, and sound and can be viewed correctly on desktops, laptops, and tablets. 
Redesigned interface of the Galileo Dialog Builder.
If teachers want to use assessments created outside of Galileo – no problem! The assessments can simply be uploaded using Automated Scoring Key (ASK) technology. Teachers can even upload an existing test booklet and create an answer key shell including the standard (optional) and correct response for each item on the assessment. Once created, ASK assessments can be scheduled, administered, scored, and reported on like any other assessment within Galileo.

Schedule a Galileo Overview to learn more.

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