Scheduling a practice test

Imagine Learning recommends that students take a practice test before they take a Benchmark or Formative Test. Students receive 5 questions that are similar to the questions they will see and provides an opportunity for students to use the tools they will have access to on Benchmark and Formative tests. 

To schedule a practice test

  1. Log in to Imagine Galileo.
  2. Click Assessment > Test Scheduling > Class Calendar.


  3. Click Schedule > Test.


  4. Administrators, confirm where the test will be administered. Use the drop-down boxes to make changes. Teachers, skip to step 5. 


  5. Use the Library drop-down box to choose ***Galileo Practice Tests. 


  6. Use the Test drop-down box to choose either Practice 2nd Grade + Test or Practice K-1 Test


  7. Choose when students can access the test. You will want to make it available for the amount of time that students have available to take the test. If you make a test available for longer than that, a student could log into the system, retake the exam, or change his or her answers.


    How assessments are scheduled impacts the report results. It is ideal to schedule assessments only for the classes in which students will take the test. Limiting who is scheduled for a test will allow a more accurate measuring of participation.


  8. Choose Timed Test. If you choose to have a time test you can also choose to Allow Pause and the amount of time you want for the test.timeLimit.png
  9. Choose if you want to post student scores and/or post student responses. If you choose to post students' scores, select the date and time you want the scores the responses posted.


  10. Choose the type of tools you would like to include for students to use.


    Imagine Learning recommends allowing students to use tools that they will have access to on the high-stakes tests they will take.


  11. Use the checkboxes to apply any additional settings that you would like to apply. By default, no additional settings are applied.


    You should NOT randomize the order of test questions in the following test types. Tests that contain read-aloud test items, Technology Enhanced Early Learning Assessment Series, certain English College Prep benchmark tests, and Automated Scoring Key (ASK) tests.


    The option to assign tests to only students in the test grade level supports teachers who have mixed grade-level classes.


  12. Review all test settings, then click Save.clickSave.png
  13. You are returned to the Teacher Dashboard where the new test appears on your calendar.