In isolated situations, 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), an educator 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:
- Student logs in to Galileo and attempts 1 question, and then clicks submit.
Student will then enter Imagine Language & Literacy and will receive diagnostic testing to guide their placement into the program.Student data will be visible on all reports; benchmark performance levels, intervention alert, standards mastery, etc.
This is the BEST option when you want student data to appear in the overall data story to show growth.
- Student logs into Galileo and submits a blank test.
Students submitting a blank test will receive a score at the lowest developmental level for their grade level range.Student will then enter Imagine Language & Literacy and will receive diagnostic testing to guide their placement into the program.
Student data may NOT be visible on other important reports; such as, intervention alert, standards mastery, etc.
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 Imagine Language & Literacy progress and usage reports.
After a blank test is submitted, the student will start Imagine Language & Literacy in the middle of a diagnostic testing sequence to guide their placement into the program.
Option 3 is not recommended as it makes the data growth story very difficult.