Unable to add, modify, or delete an ethnic group

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You are unable to add, modify, or delete an ethnic group.

The most common reason you would be unable to modify or delete an ethnic group is that the group has students assigned to it.


Error: "You cannot delete or edit the name <Ethnic Group Name> because it has student associations."

An ethnic group cannot be deleted or made inactive if there are students assigned to that group. Remove the ethnic group from all students. See How to update student or class information in bulk.

Modify Preferences option missing

If you cannot make any changes to ethnic groups because the option for Modify Preferences does not exist in the MAP Suite, check with your System Administrator. A user must have the System Administrator or District Assessment Coordinator role to access Modify Preferences.

Unable to add ethnic group

Check the following: review the following:
  • In Modify District > Ethnic Groups, check both the NWEA Standard Name and Custom Name to make sure the ethnic group you are trying to add does not already exist.
  • Make sure the name of the ethnic group you are adding is not longer than 100 characters. There is a 100 character limit on ethnic group names.

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