The Value of Assessment in Education
Assessments are crucial for educators, serving as individual evaluation tools that help guide instruction and individualize education for students. Well-designed, data-driven assessments provides valuable feedback, allowing teachers to plan effective lessons and ensuring that all students are learning within their zone of proximal development.
When teachers use assessment results to target missed instructional standards, gather small groups of students to reteach a concept, or work to enrich those who are showing mastery, they vastly improve the educational opportunities students are receiving and help ensure students are more prepared for future learning.
A comprehensive assessment entails the entire system of assessing students—including benchmark, formative, summative, pre- and posttest, college prep, and other assessment types—understanding that measuring a students’ learning is a complex process.
Galileo K-12 Comprehensive Assessment System
Here at Imagine Learning, we understand the need for a well-designed, effective assessment system. In order to provide the highest quality of assessment to our educators and students, we are integrating the Galileo K-12 Comprehensive Assessment System into our Imagine Learning programs, beginning with Imagine Language & Literacy by fall 2019. This integration offers the highest quality of research-based assessments and reporting capabilities available giving educators more power to maximize learning.
New video: Explore Galileo K-12 for yourself
In the new “Exploring Galileo K-12” video (above), you can tour program highlights and explore an array of integrated assessments and reporting tools designed for students, parents, and educators. This includes universal screening and benchmark assessments, progress monitoring using formative assessments, state test forecasting, a dyslexia screening toolkit, student-parent portal, and much more. Timely accurate feedback offered through Galileo K-12 throughout the school year gives educators the power to personalize instruction which can help accelerate the rate of learning.
You can learn even more about Galileo K-12 by visiting the Assessment Technology, Incorporated (ATI) YouTube page.
Do you have more questions about what Galileo K-12 can do for you and your students? Visit Imagine Learning’s Galileo K-12 webpage today for more information.