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"0" Weeks of Instruction Prior to Testing- How norms are calculated?

Question asked by Jennifer Clairmont on Jul 27, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 13, 2020 by Danielle Kerns

Dear Community MAP administrators, what # of week setting will you be using this Fall 2020?

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To our NWEA Experts,

This questions may have already been answered, but how many tests/peers are in the "0" weeks of instruction prior to testing setting?


Are there any drawbacks or any caveats to use the "0" setting? 


If we have a 4 week window for testing, while we potentially remote test most students or all students, are there any negative implications of setting the District's weeks of instruction to zero?


As teachers ensure our students are socially, emotionally, physically, and mentally (and spiritually) prepared and ready for learning on top of teachers learning more new technology in a matter of a week than most we normally learn in a years, "0" seems like the logical setting because, compared to what we used to think of a week of instruction, is no longer the case- and certainly at the beginning of the school year. 


How many peers/tests are int he "0" weeks setting?  Is it better to set to old minimum of 2 weeks?


Many thanks for your advice fro NWEA and this Community!