LAC Correspondence

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.
March 4, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The first Pre-ID window for the May 2020 Administration will close on Friday, March 6, 2020. LACs must upload pre-ID files to the HSA Portal 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 MD Help and Support site. We have posted the May Administration TCM PowerPoint to the MD Help & Support site for your use. You can find on our Training page under the PowerPoints header.
February 21, 2020

Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The first Pre-ID window for the May 2020 Administration opened February 18 and will close on March 6, 2020. LACs must upload pre-ID files to the HSA Portal 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 MD Help and Support site.
February 5, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The January 2020 online administration is closed. Please make sure to send back any paper ancillary materials that were used. In the HSA Portal, you do not need to remove students who did not test or stop the session. An extract of ALL students (tested or not) will be provided to Cognia. PLEASE NOTE: In preparation for the next administration all data (student data, class data, test session data) will be deleted from the system. Please pull any ancillary reports that you may want before February 12th.
January 29, 2020
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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, January 31, 2020. The window for ordering additional test materials will close January 29, 2020. You can access the Online Materials Management tab within the HSA Portal for any final materials, such as return service labels. The standard UPS pick up window closes on Friday, January 31, 2020, with a late pick up period ending on February 7, 2020. All test materials, including ancillary materials for online students, must be picked up by February 7, 2020. Shipments sent out after the pickup date (February 7, 2020) will be paid for by the school/district.
January 15, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The window for scheduling UPS Pick Ups opened on Monday, January 13, 2020. 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. The standard UPS pick up window closes on January 31, 2020, with a late pick up period ending on February 7, 2020. All test materials, including ancillary materials for online students, must be picked up by February 7, 2020.