Education Galaxy is a supplemental, online test preparation program for students in grades K-5. The program supports practice and review for STAAR math, science, reading, and writing tests. Learning List recently reviewed resources for grade 3 reading. The program provides individualized instruction to address learning gaps in students’ mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). [Read more…]
Education Galaxy provides a diagnostic test that identifies individual student strengths and weaknesses in mastering the TEKS and provides a recommended “My Study Plan.” Study Plans are tailored to individual student needs and present assignments in the form of short formative assessments that address a single standard or a set of related standards. Students may complete their assignments in “Standard Assessment” mode or “Game” mode. In Standard Assessment mode, students progress to the next question when they solve a problem correctly. In Game mode, students are rewarded with a brief (i.e., 20 second) game when they are able to solve a problem correctly on the first try.
Learning List interviewed educators who use Education Galaxy in the classroom with students. These educators highlighted the program’s ease of use and stressed its value in supporting independent practice. They explained that in order for Education Galaxy to be effective, students must have had direct instruction in concepts before beginning Study Plan assessments. Teachers said the program was engaging for students and noted the effectiveness of games a motivational tool.About Education Galaxy*
At Education Galaxy, we enjoy providing engaging solutions to young and developing learners. When students are engaged, their capacity for learning is improved. We also very firmly believe that our program should be affordable so that schools can easily fit Education Galaxy into their budgets.
Quite simply, we are passionate about education and passionate about providing highly effective and affordable tools to teachers.
*The content in this section is provided by or adapted from Education Galaxy.
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