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The signs of fall are all around: the weather is cooling, school is back in session, and we at ATI have lots of news to share. We are continually working on extending and enhancing Galileo tools to further support your efforts to maximize student engagement and enhance student learning. We are excited to have this opportunity to offer details on some of our recent work such as:   
  • New interfaces within the system including the Teaching Dashboard and the resources available to support you in the switch to using the enhanced tools;
  • The powerful Digital Curriculum Platform conveniently offering the means to effectively manage, implement, and measure the impact of curriculums; 
  • The comprehensive assessment system offering pre-built and customized assessments to meet all your district/charter assessment needs; and   
  • Redesigned Help files offering quick access for all users to a wealth of information to help you use Galileo efficiently and adeptly.
Galileo K-12 is a robust Instructional Improvement and Effectiveness System and we want to ensure that you are benefiting from all that the system has to offer. You can find more information about these or any other features of Galileo on the ATI website or by emailing us at GalileoInfo@ati-online.com.

Best wishes for a successful 2016-17 school year!
Craig Mayhew
Craig Mayhew
Field Services Director 
All Aboard for the October 10 Switch to the New Teaching Dashboard
View our webinar to learn more about the Dashboard and other new Galileo interfaces 
We are continually working to provide powerful tools through Galileo that are also user-friendly. This work has produced our two newest enhanced interfaces: the menu bar and the Teaching Dashboard. The menu bar is already in use by all Galileo K-12 users and has been well received. A number of districts/charters have already chosen to begin utilizing the one-click accessibility, responsive design, efficiency, integration, smart technology, and convenience offered by the enhanced Teaching Dashboard. On October 10 all users will switch over to the new Dashboard and have access to tools that makes it easier than ever for teachers to access actionable assessment information along with recommendations for student groupings, targeted standards for differentiated instruction, and links to standards-based instructional materials. View a brief overview of the Teaching Dashboard as well as other updated interfaces in our recent webinar: Explore New, Streamlined Enhancements in Galileo K-12 and the K-12 Student-Parent Center.  

Learn how to preview  the new Teaching Dashboard.
Access the enhanced Teaching Dashboard Quick Reference Guide.

We are also excited to share with you that the School Performance Dashboard is being revised and renamed. It will be released soon so keep an eye out for more information. 

Galileo Teaching Dashboard
The Teaching Dashboard is the go-to page for planning instruction, assessing students, and analyzing student progress at the class or intervention-group levels. 
Digital Curriculum Platform
Here's a chance to see the robust curriculum management system included in Galileo  
The recorded ATI Webinar, New Ways to Look at Curriculum Using the Galileo Digital Curriculum Platform provides you a 17 minute overview of the dynamic platform. The webinar demonstrates how the platform makes it possible to easily integrate existing curriculum content, develop new curriculum content, and modify curriculums as needed. Using the platform, you can disseminate and manage curriculum, facilitate data-driven instruction, engage students in multimodal interactive learning, and evaluate curriculum impact on learning outcomes. View the brief webinar for a look at how the dynamic platform supports seamlessly integrating standards-based differentiated instruction, reliable and valid assessment, and actionable Dashboard reporting to promote learning   

View the webinar.
Comprehensive Assessment System
Designed to meet district assessment needs and now including Maze reading fluency assessments
The flexible comprehensive assessment system in Galileo offers a full range of assessments with actionable reporting and school-comparison capability. Galileo includes prebuilt high-quality benchmark and formative assessments, pretests and posttests, placement tests, comprehensive screeners, interim and end of course examinations, summative assessments, multi-stage computerized adaptive tests, and now Maze assessments designed to evaluate reading fluency. Additionally, Galileo provides a wide variety of customized standards-aligned assessments reflective of district curriculums/ pacing guides. Users may also import assessments made outside of Galileo with Automated Scoring Key (ASK) technology. Plus, the robust Galileo item banks offer a number of technology enhanced items representative of those likely to be encountered on state-wide assessments. These may be included in any online test to prepare students for statewide assessments.

View a recorded webinar detailing the Galileo comprehensive assessment system.
Schedule a Galileo Overview t o learn more about the system.

Composition of the Galileo Comprehensive Assessment System
Comprehensive assessment Offerings
Fresh look for Galileo K-12 Help files
Galileo K-12 Online help is easily accessible
The attractive new Help interface presents topics organized logically by how they are searched.  Users may quickly find up-to-date information on frequently asked questions about Galileo. All Galileo users have immediate access to the Help files which can include step-by-step instructions on using the selected tool, links to Quick Reference Guides, and videos detailing the tool. In addition to this handy interface, ATI provides a number of options to increase users' knowledge of Galileo and to empower them to take advantage of all that the system offers. These options include web-based small-group webinars including the Learning on Demand series and pre-recorded video tutorials, Quick Reference Guides, manuals, and the Professional Development Forum.

Contact the ATI Professional Development Team to learn more.
Access Help Files
Access the Help interface from the menu bar by hovering over your user profile and scrolling down to the Help quick link.
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