Preparing Imagine Galileo Grades K-2 for Assessments

Teachers can use Imagine Galileo assessments to review a variety of student skills depending on the assessments being administered. The results are used to measure student growth over time and can also be used to guide instruction based on student progress on specific standards. 

To ensure the most accurate measurement of student capabilities, it is important to make sure students understand the purpose of the test and approach the test seriously. Sometimes students can become impatient and resort to guessing instead of reading passages or items. Encourage your students to take their time and do their best. Let them know that the test covers skills they will learn throughout the school year. Some questions may seem easy. Others may seem challenging. It's okay if they don't know all the answers. The purpose of the test is to help Teachers know what students need to learn.

Tips to help students during their assessment include:  

  1. Review Student Accounts: As part of your preparation, review student accounts, groups, and product access, to ensure students are properly set up to take an assessment.
  2. Prepare your device or laptop hardware: Schedule a practice test for students and have them prepare the day before the practice assessment so they are familiar with the assessment.
  3. Split questions into more than one session: Chunk the questions by giving 10 questions the first day and 10 questions the next day.
  4. Simplify the login process: Use QR codes, Clever, and have the computer lab tech log students in before arriving to take the assessment.