Can I retest students with MAP?

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Can I retest students?

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NWEA discourages retesting a student for reasons other than test fatigue, stress, students speeding through the test, illness, or scheduling concerns. However, the decision to retest is ultimately at the district's discretion.

Which test will appear on reports?
If a district elects to retest their students, the test score with the lowest standard error of measure (SEM) will appear in black text on NWEA MAP test reports, while the other results will appear in gray. Scores in "low lit" text will not factor into summary statistics or the student's reported growth history. Neither the RIT scores of the two tests nor the dates the tests were taken are used to determine which test is selected as valid; the determining factor is measurement accuracy.

A higher SEM on a test indicates that the student had a more erratic, or inconsistent answering pattern, and therefore the end result is less indicative of the student's understanding of the material. Therefore, the test with the most reliable answering pattern will always be the valid test on reports, even if it is not the highest RIT score. For more information on SEM, see Standard error of measure: Definition and calculations.

How do I change which test appears on reports?
If you wish to change which test is the valid test for growth purposes, you can suppress the unwanted test from reports. There is no way to completely delete a test from the MAP system. To suppress the test:

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