LAC Correspondence

November 19, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The certification test window is November 16 - December 4, 2020. The purpose of this test is to allow local students, schools, and each LSS to go through the steps necessary for operational testing. This should be treated as a mock operational test. The actual test content will be practice test items to help familiarize the students with the testing platform. The First Pre-ID Window is closed. The enrollments loaded during this Pre-ID window will automatically order your administration manuals and paper test materials. For any enrollments loaded after this time, you will need to order materials through the Additional Materials application. The second Pre-ID window will be December 10 - 17, 2020. During this window you will be able to submit additional updates to enrollments and/or accommodations. Paper materials will not be automatically ordered from records loaded during the second Pre-ID window.
November 4, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

Reminder: The first Pre-ID window is currently open and will close on November 11, 2020. LACs must upload pre-ID files to the HSA Portal for the January administration as soon as possible. When creating the pre-ID file, please be sure to use the updated CSV template available through the HSA Portal and also provided on the MD Help and Support site. Remember: The enrollments loaded during this Pre-ID window will automatically order your administration manuals and paper test materials. For any enrollments loaded after this time, you will need to order materials through the Additional Materials application. We have posted the January 2021 Administration Training PowerPoint to the Help & Support site for your use. You can locate the document in the PowerPoints section near the bottom of the Training page.
October 29, 2020

Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The first Pre-ID window is October 28 – November 11, 2020. LACs must begin uploading pre-ID files to the HSA Portal for the January administration as soon as possible. When creating the pre-ID file, please be sure to use the updated CSV template available through the HSA Portal and also provided on the MD Help and Support site. Remember: The enrollments loaded during this Pre-ID window will automatically order your administration manuals and paper test materials. For any enrollments loaded after this time, you will need to order materials through the Additional Materials application. The digital copies of January 2021 Test Administration Manuals and Test Coordinator Manual have been posted to the Help and Support site. You can also find the new 2020-2021 Key Dates Document on the Help and Support site.
October 14, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

Please register for the annual MCAP High School assessment training sessions, which will be held via webinar on the following dates: LAC Training October 20, 9-11:30 AM; LEA 24 Training October 21, 9-11:30 AM, Technology Coordinator Training October 22, 2-4 PM. Registration is required. eMetric has released a new Chromebook app for 2020-2021. Technology Coordinators will need to download the new app from the app store and remove the old version.
October 9, 2020
Now Open

Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

Please register for the annual MCAP High School assessment training sessions, which will be held via webinar on the following dates: LAC Training October 20, 9-11:30 AM; LEA 24 Training October 21, 9-11:30 AM, Technology Coordinator Training October 22, 2-4 PM. Registration is required.
March 11, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The digital copies of May 2020 Administration manuals have been posted to the Help & Support site. The paper manuals will be arriving in districts and schools on April 14, 2020. The second Pre-ID window for the May 2020 Administration is April 6 – 15, 2020. This window has been extended due to spring break and holidays. LACs will be able to add additional enrollments and/or update student transfer information during this window.