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Can my student re-take a measure?

The system only allows a student to take a measure once so that test effects don’t come into play, especially if the interval between test and retest is short. When retested, students may remember their original answer, which could affect answers on the second administration.  In order for a student to retake a measure, the original score will need to be deleted.  Test scores should only be deleted one the rare occasion a student took the wrong test.  For example, Student A accidentally logged in as Student B.

This question is sometimes asked when trying to retest more frequently than is recommended in the system.

How often teachers assess students depends on two key questions: How quickly is it reasonable for teachers to expect to see growth in a particular skill area and how much actual intervention has the student received? In all cases, of course, it is important that the student is actually receiving focused instruction to address their skill deficits if teachers hope to see an improvement in their performance over time. The more difficult the skill being tested, the longer the time should be between testing, as students need to receive targeted instruction in order to help them improve their skills.

Reading;

Letter Names, Phoneme Segmenting, and Letter Sounds can be given as often as every week or two because students are able to make rapid progress in these skill areas when they are receiving in-depth interventions to help accelerate their learning

Word and Passage Reading Fluency are assessing skill areas that take longer for students to improve. We recommend testing no more often than every other week with these measure types.

We recommend testing Proficient Reading no more frequently than every 3 to 4 weeks.

Math:

We recommend administering the math measures no more frequently than every 3 to 4 weeks.

 

Last Updated: August 30th, 2021
Filed under: FAQ,How To Use