If a student is having a bad day, and just guesses or does not take the test seriously, can they do a retest during the testing window.
I have all our tests marked as one time per term. If the teacher wants to retest a student then they have to call me as the District Administrator and ask for the test to be excluded so that the student can retest. We do it that way so that it prevents the students from taking the tests multiple times during a window and the school also has to provide the District with a reason for the retest.
Hi Keith, glad we connected earlier over email! To repeat here, yes, test proctors have the ability to retest students (see Can I retest students with MAP?) but as Fawn points out-- the more complex question is establishing school policies for re-testing and guidelines for student motivation in general. Note that NWEA discourages retesting a student for reasons other than test fatigue, stress, students speeding through the test, illness, or scheduling concerns.
We ask teachers/proctors to stop (terminate) the test for any student who is exhibiting behaviors discussed above, like stress, speeding through the test, etc. Then the student can try again when they're ready. We want the best information possible from students to help guide instructional decisions. If that means a retest is necessary, I am in full support of a retest.
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