LAC Correspondence

September 22, 2021
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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

• January 2022 Life Science and Government Administration Training Sessions. Please register for the January 2022 assessment training sessions, which will be held via webinar on the dates listed below. • Key Dates Document Updated. The 2021-22 Key Dates Document has been updated to reflect the following dates for the January 2022 Administration, Additional Test Taker Accommodations Window: Nov 15, 2021 – Feb 4, 2022. • Scheduling UPS Pick Ups. The window for scheduling UPS Pickups opened on Monday, September 20, 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.
September 15, 2021
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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

• January 2022 Life Science and Government Administration Training Sessions. Please register for the January 2022 assessment training sessions, which will be held via webinar on the dates listed below. • Early Fall 2021 HS MISA Administration Now Open. The Early Fall 2021 HS MISA window opened on Monday, September 13, 2021 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.
September 8, 2021
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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

• Site readiness testing should be conducted to ensure that student testing devices are configured correctly for Early Fall testing. You can access the Site Readiness tests from the Administration tab within the HSA Portal. • Additional Materials Window Now Open. The window for ordering additional manuals and tests opened on Friday, September 3rd and will remain open thru Wednesday, October 13th. • Tests were made available for scheduling in the HSA Portal on Tuesday, September 7th.
August 18, 2021
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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
Now Open

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.