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.

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