LAC Correspondence

May 19, 2021
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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

Early Fall 2021 MISA Trainings Please register for the Early Fall MISA assessment training sessions, which will be held via webinar on the following dates: o Tues, July 13, 2021, 1:00 – 3:30pm: LAC Administration Training o Wed, July 14, 2021, 1:00 – 3:30pm: LEA 24 Administration Training o Thurs, July 15, 2021, 2:00 – 4:30pm: Tech Coordinator Administration Training o Mon, August 30, 2021, 1:00 – 3:30pm: Refresher LAC Administration Training o Tues, August 31, 2021, 1:00 – 3:30pm: Refresher LEA 24 Administration Training o Wed, Sept 1, 2021, 2:00 – 4:30pm Refresher Tech Coordinator Administration Training Registration is required prior to the webinar. After registering, participants will receive a personalized meeting link via email as well as reminders for the upcoming meetings.
March 3, 2021
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The Spring 2021 HSA Government and HS MISA administrations have been canceled. If you received materials for the HSA Government assessment, you must return the secure test booklets to Cognia using the Materials Management tab within the HSA Online Portal. All unused Spring HSA Government secure test booklets must be returned to Cognia. The UPS Pickup Window opened Monday, March 1, 2021. You may choose Materials Management in the HSA Online Portal and click Schedule UPS Pickup to schedule a time for UPS to pickup your return shipment. You must open the original shipment to retrieve the Return Shipping Label in order to schedule your UPS pickup. You do not need to return manuals or unused answer sheets. All test booklets must be returned. Manuals and unused answer documents should be discarded.
February 17, 2021
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The Spring 2021 HSA Government window will open on Monday, February 22 for both online and paper. The window for paper testing will close on May 28, 2021, and online HSA Government testing will close June 4, 2021. The Spring 2021 HS MISA administration window will open on May 3, 2021, with the same closing dates as HSA Government for online and paper administrations. You are now able to schedule HSA Government test sessions using the HSA Portal. As a reminder, there is a small tutorial on the Help and Support site about creating classes and test sessions. We have created an ancillary document for the Paper Test Administration that provides the page numbers for the start of each session. This was mentioned in the Spring 2021 Test Administration Manual on page 1. That document has been posted to the Help & Support site. Please be sure to share this document with the STCs in schools administering a paper test. The window for ordering manuals and HSA Government test material is now open and will remain open through May 21, 2021. You can access the Online Materials Management tab within the HSA Portal. A Quick Start Guide is available on the Help and Support Site showing the steps for ordering additional materials.
February 10, 2021
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The Pre-ID window for the early Spring 2021 HSA Government Administration opened on Monday, February 8 and close on Friday, February 12, 2021. This Pre-ID window will allow LACs to bulk upload students who will participate in early testing for the HSA Government between February 22 and May 2, 2022. The enrollments loaded during this early Pre-ID window will not automatically order manuals or secure test materials. All manuals and secure test materials needed for early HSA Government testing must be manually ordered using the additional materials ordering process within the HSA Online Portal. A quick step guide showing an overview of the additional materials ordering process is available on the Help and Support site. If students do not need to participate in the early portion of the Spring HSA Government window, LACs may wait to submit Pre-ID files for both HSA Government and HS MISA together between March 1 and March 18, 2021. The enrollments loaded during the March Pre-ID window will automatically order administration manuals and paper test materials for both HSA Government and HS MISA. For any enrollments loaded after this time, you will need to order materials through the Additional Materials application. You will be able to schedule HSA Government test sessions using the HSA Portal on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. As a reminder, there is a small tutorial on the Help and Support site about creating classes and test sessions. All January HSA test materials, including ancillary materials for online students, must be picked up by February 12, 2021. Shipments scheduled for pickup after February 12, 2021 will be paid for by the school/LSS. Please refer to the UPS Pick Up Requests Quick Start Guide on the HSA Help & Support site for more information on scheduling UPS pickup services. We have posted the Spring 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. The digital copies of Spring 2021 Test Administration Manual for HSA Government and Test Coordinator Manual have been posted to the Help and Support site.
February 3, 2021
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The January 2020 HS MISA and Government HSA window for both online and paper will close on Friday, February 5, 2021. The window for scheduling UPS Pick Ups opened on January 13, 2021. You are now able to submit requests within the HSA Portal to have UPS pick up any paper test materials that need to be returned. If you need a refresher on how to schedule a pick up, please refer to the UPS Pick Up Requests Quick Start Guide on the HSA Help & Support site. The standard UPS pick up window closes on February 5, 2021, with a late pick up period ending on February 12, 2021. All test materials, including ancillary materials for online students, must be picked up by February 12, 2021. Shipments scheduled for pickup after February 12, 2021 will be paid for by the school/LSS. Spring HSA Government Early Pre-ID Window. The Pre-ID window for the early Spring 2021 HSA Government Administration will open on Monday, February 8 and close on Friday, February 12, 2021. This Pre-ID window will allow LACs to bulk upload students who will participate in early testing for the HSA Government between February 22 and May 2, 2022. The enrollments loaded during this early Pre-ID window will not automatically order manuals or secure test materials. All manuals and secure test materials needed for early HSA Government testing must be manually ordered using the additional materials ordering process within the HSA Online Portal. A quick step guide showing an overview of the additional materials ordering process is available on the Help and Support site. If students do not need to participate in the early portion of the Spring HSA Government window, LACs may wait to submit Pre-ID files for both HSA Government and HS MISA together between March 1 and March 18, 2021. The enrollments loaded during the March Pre-ID window will automatically order administration manuals and paper test materials for both HSA Government and HS MISA. For any enrollments loaded after this time, you will need to order materials through the Additional Materials application. The digital copies of Spring 2021 Test Administration Manual for HSA Government and Test Coordinator Manual have been posted to the Help and Support site.
January 27, 2021
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The January 2020 HS MISA and Government HSA window for both online and paper will close on Friday, February 5, 2021. The window for ordering additional manuals and test will remain open through February 2, 2021. You can access the Online Materials Management tab within the HSA Portal. A Quick Start Guide is available on the Help and Support Site showing the steps for ordering additional materials. The window for scheduling UPS Pick Ups opened on January 13, 2021. You are now able to submit requests within the HSA Portal to have UPS pick up any paper test materials that need to be returned. If you need a refresher on how to schedule a pick up, please refer to the UPS Pick Up Requests Quick Start Guide on the HSA Help & Support site. The standard UPS pick up window closes on February 5, 2021, with a late pick up period ending on February 12, 2021. All test materials, including ancillary materials for online students, must be picked up by February 12, 2021. Shipments scheduled for pickup after February 12, 2021 will be paid for by the school/LSS. The digital copies of Spring 2021 Test Administration Manual for HSA Government and Test Coordinator Manual have been posted to the Help and Support site.