We recommend that you always archive old classes and create new classes with new assignments for your new students. There are a few reasons for this:
1. We update our texts over the summer for fairness and validity. If you use old assignments, then new students will get old versions of the assignments, which means they will not get the benefit of accessing vetted, improved, fairer tests.
2. By archiving classes, you can still access your assignments list from last year, while retaining student data for your school's records.
3. We use your archived class data to continue auditing our texts and improve our tests. If you delete your old students and classes, we lose this data and cannot audit our tests to the best of our ability. This limits your new students' access to improved, vetted tests over time.
You can use the same names for this year's classes that you used for last year's archived classes. The system will recognize the difference between the classes.
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