LAC Correspondence

August 18, 2021
Notice

Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

• Pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA is now closed. The Pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA closed on Friday, 8/6. Administration manuals and paper test materials will be automatically ordered for all students uploaded during the pre-ID window. These materials will arrive in schools and district offices by Friday, September 3rd. Once you receive your shipments, please open the boxes immediately to ensure that you have adequate materials for testing. If you are missing materials and/or require additional materials, you may place an order through the Additional Materials application. • Early Fall 2021 MISA Trainings. Please register for the Early Fall HS MISA assessment refresher training sessions, which will be held via webinar on the dates listed below. *NEW: An additional training session focusing on remote test administration has been added after the Refresher LAC Administration session on Monday, August 30th, from 2:30 – 3:30pm. If you have students that will take the Early Fall HS MISA remotely, please register to attend this session. For this unique instance, you may also invite any STCs who will be administering the remote test to the Remote Testing Training session at your discretion. Please have any STC who would like to attend register as well.
August 4, 2021
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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

• Pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA. Note: Pre ID file processing was briefly delayed on Monday, 8/2, due to routine Cognia system maintenance. Pre ID file processing resumed late Monday afternoon and is now functioning without issue. The Pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA will close on Friday, 8/6. The Pre-ID window for the Early Fall HS MISA administration will close on Friday, August 6th (COB). Please ensure that all eligible students are uploaded by this time as there will not be a 2nd pre-ID window. LACs must upload pre-ID files to the HSA Portal for the Early Fall HS MISA administration during this window. 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 Help and Support site: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/guides/. If you would like assistance in uploading your pre-ID files, please contact the Maryland HSA Helpdesk via email: HSAhelpdesk@cognia.org or phone: 866.207.8804. o 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. • Early Fall 2021 HS MISA Remote Test Administrator Manual The Remote Test Administrator Manual for Early Fall HS MISA is available on the Guides  MSDE Manuals tab: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/guides/
July 28, 2021
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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

• Pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA is open. The Pre-ID window opened on Monday, July 26, 2021 and will close on Friday, August 6, 2021. LACs must upload pre-ID files to the HSA Portal for the Early Fall HS MISA administration during this window. 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 Help and Support site: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/guides/. If you would like assistance in uploading your pre-ID files, please contact the Maryland HSA Helpdesk via email: HSAhelpdesk@cognia.org or phone: 866.207.8804. o 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.
July 21, 2021
Notice

Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

• Pre-ID window opens on July 26th. The Pre-ID window will open on July 26, 2021 and will close on August 6, 2021. LACs must upload pre-ID files to the HSA Portal for the Early Fall HS MISA administration during this window. 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 Help and Support site: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/guides/ o 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. • Maryland Help and Support Site Updates. Resource materials for the Early Fall HS MISA administration have been updated on the Help and Support Site: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/
July 8, 2021
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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

• New Windows Kiosk. A new HSA Kiosk for Windows operating system will be made available in the HSA Portal for download for Early Fall 2021 HS MISA Administration. Technology Coordinators must uninstall the old Windows HSA Kiosk and install the new Windows HSA kiosk before the beginning of the Early Fall 2021 HS MISA test window. o Instructions for installing HSA Kiosk on Windows device can be found in the eMetric Guides section of the Help and Support (https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/guides/ • Data Cleared from Portal. All 2021 student data including classes and test sessions have been cleared out of the portal in preparation for the opening of the pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA which is July 26 – August 6, 2021.
June 23, 2021
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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

• Data Cleared from Portal Prior to Pre-ID window for Early Fall 2021 HS MISA administration. All 2020 student data including classes and test sessions will be cleared out of the portal by July 9th in preparation for the opening of the pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA which is July 26 – August 6, 2021. • Early Fall 2021 HS MISA Administration. The Early Fall 2021 HS MISA window will open on Monday, September 13 for both online and paper. The window for paper testing will close on October 15, 2021, and online HS Early Fall MISA testing will close October 22, 2021.