Item Banks

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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:

Galileo Item Banks
  • Galileo Secure and Community Item Banks providing more than 161,000 items in K-12 ELA, math, and science including over 16,800 technology enhanced items
  • additional partner item bank option includes Key Data Systems Inspect® offering an additional 91,000 items
  • direct alignment to individual state standards for grades K-12 in ELA, math, and science as well as CCSS and NGSS
  • items that reflect released items from state standardized assessments from PARCC, SBAC, AIR, and others
  • powerful metadata for items and passages such as Item Response Theory (IRT) item parameters, Depth of Knowledge (DOK) level, standard, scoring rules, answer rationales, Lexile®, and Flesch-Kincaid readability
  • continuous item development and multi-tiered review by experts and educators
  • ongoing validation of items using IRT techniques
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Galileo Secure and Community Item Banks

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.

Item Bank video

Watch our video to learn the benefits of the Galileo Secure and Community Item Banks

Sample Items video

Sample a variety of pre-built item types spanning multiple K-12 subjects and grade levels

Item Types in the Galileo Item Banks

  • Selected Response (single correct response)
  • True-False
  • Expanded Selected Response (multiple correct responses)
  • Multi-Part
  • Short Answer
  • Open Response
  • Classification (via drag and drop)
  • Sequencing (via drag and drop)
  • Selectable Text (hot text)
  • Drop Down
  • Interactive Coordinate Planes
  • Interactive Early Elementary Audio
  • Interactive Geometry
  • Interactive Graphing and Charts
  • Interactive Labeling
  • Interactive Linear and Volume Measurement
  • Interactive Ordering
  • Observational
  • Performance Based

Audio/Video Component can be included in many item types.

Optional Item Bank

Galileo offers integration with the Key Data System Inspect® item bank with over 91,000 items in ELA, math, science, and social studies. Access to the optional item bank provided for an additional fee.

Inspect math Item

Sample Inspect® math item

Inspect ELA Item

Sample Inspect® ELA item

Access to Powerful Metadata

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.

ATI Item Metadata

Example of Galileo display of item with metadata

Ongoing Item Validation

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.

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