How do I retain a student so they can retake previous measures?
When a student is remaining in the same grade as the previous school year, we have a feature that assists teachers with testing.
Our program only allows a student to take a measure once and will only record one score per measure. What the retention feature will do is archive the original scores in order to allow a student to retake a test. The 'Retain Student' feature is intended to be employed only once per year, and at the beginning of the academic school year.
Retaining a student will archive all test submissions for their current grade level, effectively allowing that student to be reassessed with those same-grade benchmark and progress monitoring measures. This feature moves the current test scores to the retention section of the Assessment History, while opening up tests for students to retake. This allows a student to keep both test scores.
Archived test submissions will appear on their individual report, benchmark history, and on their student record. If a student is to be properly retained multiple times, this action must be performed each year they are retained (regardless of grade or current retention status).
To retain a student so they can retake measures, login to your account and click on the Students tab and locate the student’s name in the "Students" column. To the right of their name is a blue magnifying glass icon. This icon may be hard to see but it is located to the right of the student's name and is within the black box with the student name (enlarged in the screenshot below).
Click on the icon and a summary list of assessments for that student will appear in a drop down window. Scroll down the summary list to the bottom and you will find the box called Retentions. Click on the Retain Student button to activate this feature.
If you do not find this Retention feature, like in the screenshot below, then scroll down to the bottom of the page.