LAC Correspondence

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.
December 4, 2019
Boxes for paper materials

Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The second Pre-ID window will be December 11 – 18, 2019. January 2020 TCMs, Government TAMs, and HS MISA TAMs will be arriving at each LSS and schools on December 9, 2019. January 2020 test materials will be delivered on December 16, 2019.
November 20, 2019
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The certification test window is November 14 - December 6, 2019. 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 11 – 18, 2019. 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.