What does the "Active" checkbox in Manage Terms do?

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Question
What does the "Active" check box under Manage Terms > View/Update Terms do? Should we clear it when testing is complete for the term?

Answer
When a term is not marked active, you will have the following restrictions for that term:
  • Cannot select the term when submitting a roster.
  • Cannot select the term when adding or modifying terms on a student or instructor profile.
  • Unable to proctor tests during that term. Users will get an error message: "An active term cannot be found. Please contact your System Administrator or Assessment Coordinator."
  • Warning message when logging in during an inactive term: "An active term cannot be found. Some MAP Growth functionality will not be available. Please contact your System Administrator or Assessment Coordinator."

There are no effects on reports; users can generate reports for an inactive term.

When should I uncheck the Active box?
Clear the Active check box if you never use a term and you do not want it to appear in the menus. For example, if your organization never tests in summer, you can deactivate the summer terms. You can also use it to temporarily disable all testing.

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