The research-based Item Banks, accessible via Galileo, are the clear choice for educators seeking the wide array of items needed to engage students in complex thinking to promote college and career readiness. The Galileo Secure and Community (formative) Item Banks are aligned to individual state standards for grades K-12 in English language arts, mathematics, and science as well as Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Client districts and charters benefit from:
The Galileo Secure and Community Item Banks contain more than 161,000 items in K-12 ELA, mathematics, and science (including more than 16,800 TE items). Approximately 800 more items are added each month. The item banks contain 19 different item types including selected-response, constructed-response, and TE items as well as performance-based assessment tasks. Experience in the Galileo Sample Items assessment some of the rigorous, innovative, and engaging Galileo items that encourage use and development of higher order thinking skills.
Watch our video to learn the benefits of the Galileo Secure and Community Item Banks
Sample a variety of pre-built item types spanning multiple K-12 subjects and grade levels
Audio/Video Component can be included in many item types.
Galileo provides access to a variety of powerful metadata for items such as standard, DOK level, scoring rules, answer rationales, and IRT item parameters including difficulty, discrimination, and pseudo guessing. Metadata can be viewed along with item content to support the development of assessments and the interpretation of student results. Metadata can also be used to refine item searches.
Unlike systems delivering static item banks validated with a single student sample at a single point in time, items in the Galileo and Inspect® item banks are psychometrically validated on an ongoing basis. This makes it possible to ensure that standards-aligned assessments built in Galileo are reliable and valid, and that they can be effectively used to measure the acquisition of skills, mastery of standards, progress, and readiness for statewide assessments for students at all performance levels.
Learn how to access sample assessments including Galileo or Inspect items.