Both Galileo and NWEA MAP test results provide an overall estimate of a student’s ability as well as information about their mastery level for various skill domains. From these test results, an approximate idea of how a student is performing for their grade level; however, Imagine Language and Literacy have approximately 750 lessons covering a very broad range of language subject areas. Therefore, following a student’s initial placement based on the Galileo or NWEA test results, we administer brief diagnostic tests that help us further understand a student's specific needs in each subject area.
Information from Galileo, NWEA MAP testing and the diagnostic tests provide data that allows the Imagine Language and Literacy program to individualize student instructional content. For example, a student who is performing significantly below grade level needs further evaluation to determine which skills gaps need to be addressed. Students who are performing above their grade level, need to be evaluated in order to identify content that is both challenging and engaging.
Placement in Language & Literacy occurs when a student first logs in, and the program will use the most recently submitted set of test results from Galileo in order to determine the student's placement.
Although submitting a test makes a student eligible for placement in Language & Literacy, and updates that are made to the test before the student logs in will change the placement information that Language & Literacy will use for that student. Likewise, if a student completes both the Beginning of Year Benchmark and the Middle of Year Benchmark in Galileo before logging in to Language & Literacy, the most recent results, which would be the middle of the year results, will be used to determine placement.