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December 9, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The second Pre-ID window will be December 10 - 17, 2020. During this window you will be able to bulk upload additional updates to enrollments and/or accommodations. Paper materials will not be automatically ordered from records loaded during this time. You must order additional manuals or secure tests via the Additional Materials Order process within the HSA Portal. Please register for the MCAP High School Assessment refresher training sessions, which will be held via webinar. The LEA 24 STC Refresher Training will be held January 19, 2021, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, The LAC Refresher Training will be held January 19, 2021, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. The HSA Help Desk and Additional Materials ordering will be closed from December 21, 2020 through January 1, 2021 due to Cognia’s Holiday break. Any orders or helpdesk tickets will be processed when staff returns on January 4th. If you have an emergency, please reach out to Brianna Creed at MSDE (brianna.creed@maryland.gov). The January 2021 Test Coordinator Manuals, Government Test Administrator Manuals, and HS MISA Test Administrator Manuals will be arriving to each LSS and school on December 11, 2020. You can track this shipment on the Materials Management page in the HSA Portal. If you have not received your manuals by December 15, please contact the HSA Help Desk. The paper test materials for January 2021 will be arriving in each LSS and school on December 11, 2020. These materials were ordered based on the upload files submitted in the first Pre-ID window for students marked for accommodations requiring paper. You can track this shipment on the Materials Management page in the HSA Portal. If you have not received your test materials by December 14, please contact the HSA Help Desk.
December 2, 2020
Boxes for paper materials

Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The second Pre-ID window will be December 10 - 17, 2020. During this window you will be able to bulk upload additional updates to enrollments and/or accommodations. Paper materials will not be automatically ordered from records loaded during this time. You must order additional manuals or secure tests via the Additional Materials Order process within the HSA Portal. The January 2021 Test Coordinator Manuals, Government Test Administrator Manuals, and HS MISA Test Administrator Manuals will be arriving to each LSS and school on December 11, 2020. You can track this shipment on the Materials Management page in the HSA Portal. If you have not received your manuals by December 15, please contact the HSA Help Desk. The paper test materials for January 2021 will be arriving in each LSS and school on December 11, 2020. These materials were ordered based on the upload files submitted in the first Pre-ID window for students marked for accommodations requiring paper. You can track this shipment on the Materials Management page in the HSA Portal. If you have not received your test materials by December 14, please contact the HSA Help Desk. The certification test window is November 16 - December 4, 2020. 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.
November 19, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The certification test window is November 16 - December 4, 2020. 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 10 - 17, 2020. 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.
November 4, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

Reminder: The first Pre-ID window is currently open and will close on November 11, 2020. LACs must upload pre-ID files to the HSA Portal for the January administration as soon as possible. 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. 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. We have posted the January 2021 Administration Training PowerPoint to the Help & Support site for your use. You can locate the document in the PowerPoints section near the bottom of the Training page.
October 29, 2020

Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The first Pre-ID window is October 28 – November 11, 2020. LACs must begin uploading pre-ID files to the HSA Portal for the January administration as soon as possible. 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. 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. The digital copies of January 2021 Test Administration Manuals and Test Coordinator Manual have been posted to the Help and Support site. You can also find the new 2020-2021 Key Dates Document on the Help and Support site.
October 14, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

Please register for the annual MCAP High School assessment training sessions, which will be held via webinar on the following dates: LAC Training October 20, 9-11:30 AM; LEA 24 Training October 21, 9-11:30 AM, Technology Coordinator Training October 22, 2-4 PM. Registration is required. eMetric has released a new Chromebook app for 2020-2021. Technology Coordinators will need to download the new app from the app store and remove the old version.