Submitting Blank Tests in Galileo Integrated with Language & Literacy

In isolated situations if completing an assessment is not in the best interest of a student (e.g., a newly arrived EL student who has extremely limited English language skills), the teacher may submit the test for scoring without requiring the student to complete the test.   

If a student is a newcomer (defined as students with little-to -no formal education and little/low literacy in their native language with little-to-no knowledge of English), the student should not attempt to answer questions in the test. 

Here are three scenarios for submitting the test and the reporting available for each scenario: 

1. Student logs in to Galileo and attempts 1 question, and then clicks submit.  

  • Student will then enter IL&L and will receive diagnostic testing to guide their placement into IL&L.  
  • This student will show up on all reports; benchmark performance levels, intervention alert, standards mastery, etc. 
  • This is the BEST option when you want students to show up in the overall data story to show growth. 

2. Student logs into Galileo and submits a blank test.   

  • This student will receive a score at the lowest developmental level for their grade level range. 
  • Student will then enter IL&L and will receive diagnostic testing to guide their placement into IL&L.  
  • This student may NOT show up on other important reports; such as, intervention alert, standards mastery, etc. 

 3. Student NEVER logs in, and the teacher submits a blank test on behalf of the student.  

  • This scenario has not been historically available and the reporting features are unknown.  
  • Growth will only be available using the IL&L progress and IL&L usage. After a blank test is submitted, the student will start IL&L in the middle of a diagnostic testing sequence to guide their placement into IL&L. 

*We do NOT recommend the 3rd option as it makes a data growth story very difficult.