How do I retain a student so they can retake previous measures?

The 'Retain Student' feature is intended to be used when a student is being 'held back' for another year rather than progressing to the next grade level.

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. A retention is to be done at the beginning of the school year and only once in an academic year. 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, it is one that needs to be enabled with a setting within your account.

This setting is found on your desktop under the Admin setting, then under System settings. Scroll down the page to the section called Enable Measures and Features and  check the box to the left of Student Retention.

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