Do I need to re-sync mid-year NWEA results with Liftoff?
Updated 7 months ago
Re-syncing mid-year NWEA results with Liftoff is optional. Please note that syncing NWEA with Liftoff is not done automatically and must be requested each time. Also, there are some very important things to know and consider before requesting a mid-year sync.
Liftoff is an adaptive intervention program. Students will not lose any Alien Rankings they have previously earned in Liftoff, but re-syncing mid-year will shift their rockets. Their rockets may move up or down in certain areas depending on their new RIT scores. Some students may even see their rockets suddenly move to the top galaxy and will no longer have any additional practice to complete in Liftoff.
The shifting of rockets also may affect the number of galaxy stars earned. The hope is that the students actually perform better during their mid-year NWEA testing and will be rewarded with more stars than they had before the resync, but in the case of a student that may have experienced learning loss or regression, there is a potential for the student to lose galaxy stars.
Since re-syncing does result in the shifting of the student's rockets, some schools may prefer to not re-sync mid-year and would like to continue to allow students to work through their Liftoff Galaxies.
For schools that would like to re-sync their NWEA scores mid-year, please see our help article below for more information. Admins can also contact our Technical Support Team for help by sending an email to [email protected].