LAC Correspondence

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.
January 8, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The January 2020 HS MISA and Government HSA window opened on Monday, January 6 for both online and paper. The HSA window for both online and paper administrations will close on Friday, January 31.
January 2, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

• You are now able to schedule test sessions using the HSA Portal. • School Test Coordinators (STC) are expected to enter their testing schedule for HS MISA and Government on https://itempra.org/schedule. Schedules should be updated as changes occur due to weather or other events. • 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 January 2020 Test Administration Manual on page 1. That document has been posted to the Help & Support site under Testing Materials – Reference Sheets.
December 19, 2019
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The window for ordering additional manuals and test material opened on December 17, 2019 and will remain open through January 29, 2020. You can access the Online Materials Management tab within the HSA Portal. The 2018-19 January and May HS MISA reports will be made available to schools and each LSS. Digital score labels and Individual Student Reports (ISRs) will be shared with LACs by Friday, December 20. One hard copy of ISRs will be shipped to each LSS and the LEA 24 schools on January 7, 2020. All HS MISA reports can be accessed online using the Maryland Analysis and Reporting System (MARS). LAC and School Memos will be shared by the MSDE with each LAC and LEA 24 school administrator containing usernames and passwords as well as instructions for accessing the site. The HS MISA Report Interpretation Guide will be available within the Maryland Analysis and Reporting System (MARS) and has also been posted to the Help and Support Site under Quick Start Guides: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/Guides. Note that a Parent Report Interpretation Guide is also available for download.
December 11, 2019
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

• The second Pre-ID window will open Wednesday, December 11 and close on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. • The January 2020 Test Coordinator Manuals, Government Test Administrator Manuals, and HS MISA Test Administrator Manuals should have been received by each LSS and schools on December 9, 2019. • The secure paper test materials for January 2020 will be arriving in each LSS and schools on December 16, 2019.