We at ATI are passionate about education. We live, think, and breathe it. So when we create technology to promote learning, we continuously engineer a system for teachers and other educators that is both easy to use and powered by research. It is the research behind Galileo that leads to the valid and reliable data needed to facilitate effective instruction.
Some may simply ask, what is the difference in the data?
There's a big difference, an important difference we want to share.
We have built Item Response Theory (IRT) analyses right into Galileo. As a result, we can provide rapid analyses for thousands of unique assessments including customized assessments, each year. The benefits to clients include customized assessments that, just like pre-built assessments, have the capability to measure achievement and growth, forecast state test performance, and provide categorical growth analyses of student ability based on district and specific student populations. No other system can do this.
So, by using IRT embedded directly into Galileo, we are able to provide the ground-breaking comprehensive assessment system needed to support data- driven, decision making. And we do this together in partnership with all our client districts and charters.
Simply put, Galileo users are making a measurable difference because they have implemented a system that is research-based.
Watch our brief video detailing ATI and IRT research.
Contact a Field Services Coordinator to learn more about IRT research and set up a demo of Galileo today.