Built Specifically to TEKS Standards
Our content is never simply “Aligned”. We ensure all our questions are built from the ground up to prepare students for the rigor of the TEKS standards and Texas STAAR testing. Education Galaxy provides thousands of STAAR questions for you to use with online assessments and printable worksheets. Our content covers math, writing, reading, and science. Continually adding and updating content keeps us current. We are aligned to the streamlined science TEKS revisions being implemented in the 2018/2019 school year and we are in the process of re-aligning our ELAR content to be in-line with the new TEKS being implemented during the 2019/2020 school year.
Education Galaxy is Curiously Fun
Learning does not have to be boring! When students become engaged, they become successful learners. We created Education Galaxy to help students master the TEKS and to have fun while doing it. We provide many games and rewards that enhance the learning process without distracting the student. With Education Galaxy in your classroom, your students will beg for more!
Personalized Student TEK Study Plans
Every student receives their own personalized Texas STAAR Study Plan that allows them to see exactly how they are performing in each individual TEKS standard. Students can work self-paced, or teacher directed. Students work through their Study Plans to earn rewards and show mastery. Education Galaxy makes STAAR test prep fun and engaging!
Our Video Alien Explanations Provide Deep Instructional Support Like Never Before
Most online programs fail at providing adequate or helpful feedback to students after they miss questions. Many programs offer text based feedback that students rarely read and quickly ignore. Our revolutionary Alien Explanations provide video explanations for every single question that is specific to that question. This provides drill-down instruction to the very basic skills the students are struggling with. With Education Galaxy, your students will quickly master concepts because their instruction is tailored to them.
English and Spanish
All of our content for grades K-8 is available in both English and Spanish. 3 different language modes allows you to customize the experience for each student. Choose whether to allow students to toggle back-and-forth between English and Spanish, or to see questions in only English or Spanish. Perfect for ESL students and dual language campuses.
Questions built 100% to the rigor of STAAR
Texas STAAR Preparation is fun and rewarding with Education Galaxy. Students can take formative online TEKS assessments and receive immediate feedback when questions are answered incorrectly. Students must first get the correct answer before moving to the next question. When sessions are complete, students are given a full summary of their work and can even go back through missed questions. Study sessions allow for true STAAR assessment and provide valuable practice for students.
We Also Support Kindergarten and First Grade!
Along with wonderful solutions for grades 2-8, Education Galaxy provides amazingly fun solutions for our younger learners in kindergarten and first grade. Students are seamlessly integrated into an assessment environment with beautiful graphics, games, and fun questions. A real human voice reads all text to the students. In many cases, it is other kids reading the passages and questions aloud! Your young learners will love Education Galaxy!
Supporting Middle School (6-8)
Education Galaxy also now supports middle school students (6th-8th grade). We provide engaging instruction that rewards student progress and celebrates their academic growth. Each student receives an individualized learning plan aligned to the TEKS from our dynamic diagnostic assessments. Students are empowered throughout their learning and receive differentiated instructional practice to meet their specific learning needs.
Build Custom STAAR Benchmarks and Printable Worksheets
Students immediately have access to TEKS formative assessments online with their personal Study Plans. Education Galaxy also allows you to easily create custom summative assessments with our huge library of content sorted by standard. Need worksheets? Use Education Galaxy to create custom worksheets with our unique Worksheet Builder.
Comprehensive Reporting for Teachers
Texas teachers can easily pull different reports filtered either by student, class, grade level, subject or school. Reports allow teachers to quickly find the specific TEKS that students are doing well in and areas that require more instruction. Use individual student reports to help with parent teacher conferences or student progress reports. Our reports are all aligned to the TEKS and help ensure that your instruction and planning is data driven to support all learning needs for K-8.
Group Instruction Module
Get your entire class involved while enjoying real-time data on every question and standard for all your students. Allow your students to compete in teams or small groups. When students struggle on a question, play video Alien Explanations to provide specific instruction. Winning teams are rewarded with a QUICK game after each successful question. Best game score wins! Watch live as each student answers the questions and see the results immediately to grasp class and student level comprehension of each question or standard.
4th Grade Writing STAAR Preparation
Education Galaxy’s practice questions and assessments are aligned with the TEKS and reflect the rigor and verbiage of STAAR tests. Our writing program supports draft development as well as revising and editing practice. Our comprehensive online composition module is complete with online grading, STAAR scoring rubrics, and multiple writing prompt options. There is extensive support of oral and written conventions, handwriting, capitalization, and spelling through over 500 formative assessment items. Each item includes video instruction. Complete with a full array of 3rd grade study topics to help identify gaps and remediate when needed.
Writing Composition Practice
Assign your students writing assignments to help them practice writing literary, expository, procedural, and persuasive compositions. Here’s how it works: The teacher would select a prompt and scoring rubric (optional) to assign to students. Students would then type and submit a draft of their composition online. Then teacher reads, scores, and provides feedback to student drafts online. Next the students review feedback, edit their draft, and submit their final composition. Then the teacher would score the composition online or offline.
3rd-8th Grade Science STAAR Preparation
Our practice questions and assessments are aligned with the TEKS and reflect the rigor and verbiage of the STAAR Assessment. The 3rd-8th grade science program supports extensive assessment, practice, and video instruction for all of the tested TEKS.
3rd-8th Grade Social Studies STAAR Preparation
Our practice questions and assessments are aligned with the TEKS and reflect the rigor and verbiage of the STAAR Assessment. The 3rd-8th grade social studies program supports extensive assessment, practice, and video instruction for all of the tested TEKS.
Skills Practice allows the student to work on fact fluency and basic skills in a fun way. Students compete in a race against other students while practicing their fluency. Our facts and fluency module allows for a break from the rigorous test prep style questions throughout the rest of Education Galaxy programs.
Variety of Question Types Encourage Higher Order Thinking
We support many assessment options aside from multiple choice questions. Challenge your students with next level question types including drag and drop, dual-passage, multi-select, and text response.
Our test builder helps teachers create their own assessments and assignments. Teachers can create and share formative assessments, spiral reviews, benchmarks, or any other custom test desired. Create quick topic-based assignments with randomized questions or choose each individual question for your custom test.
Math & Reading Adaptive Intervention
Have students with skill gaps? LiftOff, our adaptive intervention program, is a great resource for your students needing extra assistance with their math and reading skills. Through adaptive diagnostics, we identify skill gaps in a vertical alignment and create personalized learning paths for each student. The program offers read aloud and Spanish support features. Reports provide weekly and monthly progress monitoring. Another report helps teachers to purposefully plan for ability groups.
LiftOff is a schoolwide solution, upgraded license required for access.
NWEA MAP and LiftOff
LiftOff also integrates with the NWEA MAP! Once students take their Beginning of the Year MAP assessment, you can import your students RIT scores into LiftOff.
Our LiftOff program will:
Fine tune each student’s skill gaps with a focused specific diagnostic assessment tailored to each student that is reduced and targeted
Determine each student’s level of proficiency within a set of vertically aligned topics and skills in math and reading
Google Classroom Integration
Education Galaxy integrates with Google Classroom!
Teachers will be able to link their class and Education Galaxy assignments seamlessly to their Google Classroom. Students will see their Education Galaxy assignments in their Google Classroom, and teachers will be sent their results directly.
Education Galaxy integrates with Canvas!
Teachers are able to connect Education Galaxy to their Canvas classes as an assignment or module to support students with seamless access to their practice and assignments with Education Galaxy.