Student Experience in Grade 2+ Imagine Galileo ELA Benchmark Test

As Grade 2+ students take an Imagine Galileo ELA Benchmark Test, they see different screens and hear different instructions as they complete the test. Recognizing these screens and instructions helps Teachers monitor when students start the Grade 2+ Galileo Benchmark Test, navigate the test, answer different test question types, and submit the test. Prior to taking the test, Administrators must schedule the Grade 2+ Galileo Benchmark Test.

Watch a short Getting Started with Imagine Galileo Benchmark Assessment video in English or Spanish for more details.

The Imagine Galileo Benchmark Test may require more time to complete than other tests. Sometimes students can become impatient and guess the answers to test items instead of reading passages or test items fully. Encourage your students to take their time and do their best work.

Students typically complete the test in 30-45 minutes; allow them as long as they need to complete the test. The Benchmark Test can be administered over multiple sessions if needed. If a student logs out of the Benchmark Test, their answers will be saved and they can resume the test the next time they log in. While students are taking the Benchmark Test, you can check your student's status using the Imagine Galileo Test Monitoring Report.

Starting the Grade 2+ Imagine Galileo Benchmark Test

When students assigned only Imagine Galileo log in to Imagine Learning, they are automatically redirected to the student homepage. Students with multiple products must select the Assessment: Galileo tile to go to the Galileo Student Test Center and start the Imagine Galileo Benchmark Test.

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Once students visit the Imagine Galileo Student Test Center, they click the Imagine Galileo Benchmark Test that has been scheduled.


Navigating the Grade 2+ Imagine Galileo Benchmark Test

The Imagine Galileo Benchmark Test includes these navigational tools to help students effectively navigate the test.

Test Icon Description

Students click Back to return to the previous question and Next to advance to the next question. Next turns green when the student answers the current question. 


Students choose test items from the drop-down list to jump to that test item on the Benchmark Test.


studentExperienceIButton.PNG Students click the Information icon to read instructions for the test. 

Students click the Review Tools icon (reviewToolSLA.png) to add a note to the current test item, use strikethrough to eliminate specific answer options, mark the current test item for review before submitting, or highlight the current test item.


Students click the Question icon to read instructions on how to use default tools such as adding a note to a test item, marking a test item for review, and highlighting a test item.

They can also read instructions on how to use optional tools such as the dictionary, text-to-speech, test timer, zoom in/out, and calculator, if these tools have been enabled for this test.


Optional tools cannot be enabled for the Grade 2+ Imagine Galileo ELA Benchmark Test if you used the Easy Benchmark Scheduler to schedule your test.

studentExp2ReviwButtonNew.png Students can click the Review icon to see the status of all the test questions, including answered questions, unanswered questions, and any questions they have marked for review. 
studentExp2ResetButtonNew.png Students click the Reset button to reset any answers that they chose from a drop-down list.

Answering Grade 2+ Imagine Galileo Benchmark Test questions

The Imagine Galileo Benchmark Test includes approximately 35 questions that use different question types. These are some example question types that students may encounter.

Multiple Choice question type

Students read a passage and answer multiple-choice questions about the passage.


Customized Technology question type

After reading two different passages, students complete a chart comparing them and identify which passage details apply to one or both stories. 


Customized Technology question type

Students click on the word in a sentence that matches the instructions. studentExp5Definition.png

Drop-down question type

Students complete a sentence using words from each drop-down list.studentExp5DropDownBox.png

Submitting the Grade 2+ Imagine Galileo Imagine Benchmark Test

After students answer the last test question, they can review all the test questions to see which ones they have answered, not answered, or marked for review. After students have reviewed and answered all the test questions, they click Submit Test and then click Yes, Submit test to confirm that they want to submit their test.