Using Imagine Galileo's Test Builder Automated Scoring Key

Educators can use Imagine Galileo to create an Automated Scoring Key. Imagine Galileo’s Automated Scoring Key (ASK) allows you to place pre-existing assessment (e.g., a Microsoft Word or PDF file) content into Imagine Galileo. Creating an answer key in Imagine Galileo aligns each test item to a standard. The tests can be administered online or offline and all data collected from administering tests can be reported through the Imagine Galileo reporting engine.

An automated scoring key assessment can include as many as 120 test items, including up to five open-response test items.

To create a test

  1. Log in to Imagine Galileo.
  2. Choose Assessment>Test Construction>Automated Scoring Key. test_tab_ASK.png

Test Tab

  1. Click the Library drop-down list and select a Library.
  2. Enter a test Title.
  3. Select a Grade Level and Content Subject.
  4. (Optional) Click Choose File to attach a previously created test.
  5. Click Save.

Items (Questions) Tab

  1. Choose the number of items to add to the test.


  2. Select the number of multiple-choice options for each item.
  3. (Optional) Choose the number of Open Response items.
  4. Select the subject from which to choose the standards.
  5. Click Generate Items.

Generated Items 


For each item:

  1. Select the correct radio button (A, B, C, D, or E) for each question as it appears on your copy of the test (multiple-choice test items only). 
  2. (Optional) Choose the drop-down list to select the applicable standard. Leaving the field blank impacts reports.


  3. Assign the maximum points for each test item. You can select the trash bin ( items_tab_ASK_trash.png ) to remove an individual test item.


  4. Click Save Items.

Reordering Items

  1. Click Reorder Items to reorder test items.


  2. Highlight the applicable item to move and click the up and down arrows.
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Go Back to Ask Builder to return to the Items tab. 

Publish Test Tab

Once a test is developed, it must be published to administer to students. Selecting Online As Student allows you to preview the test as a student. Preview Answer Key downloads the Test Booklet Report PDF. 


To publish a test 

  1. Click the Publish Test tab.
  2. The Construction Phase, selected by default, enables the generation of test items.
  3. Choose Tryout to schedule tests, print test materials, and administer practice tests. Testing data is not saved and reports are not generated. However, edits are permitted.

    Assessments are not calculated.

  4. Publish allows full access to the test and all reports. However, a published test cannot be edited.
  5. Click Save.

Editing a Test

  1. Click Assessment>Test Construction>Automated Scoring Key.
  2. Choose Edit existing test. test_tab_ASK_edit_exist_test.png

Test Tab

  1. Click the Library drop-down list and select a library. 
  2. Select the Test drop-down list and select a test.
  3. Modify the Title, Grade Level, and Content Subject.
  4. (Optional) Click Choose File to attach a previously created test.
  5. Click Save.

Items Tab

  1. Select the Items tab.
  2. Click the trash bin ( items_tab_ASK_trash.png ) to remove a test item.
  3. Choose Reorder reorder the test questions. 
  4. Click Save Items.

Publish Test Tab

  1. Click the Publish Test tab.
  2. Choose the test status.
  3. Click Save.

Scheduling a Test

Once a test is created and published you must schedule it for students to complete.

Educators should print the bubble sheets and test booklets for students taking the assessment offline or at home. Refer to A Guide for Galileo K-12 Online: Schedule an Assessment or the online help files if you are unfamiliar with scheduling in Imagine Galileo.

For students taking the test online, teachers can attach the test booklet as a file/document that's available on the questions slide, once they've scheduled the test.

The test can be administered using the K-12 Student-Parent Center. 



After administering the test, visit the Teacher Dashboard page or the Reports menu.

Automated Scoring Key tests are based on raw scores. Raw scores are available immediately after administering online tests or once the bubble sheets are scanned using Scanline.