Maryland HS Assessment Updates: HS MISA Early Fall 2021 and January 2022 Life Science and Government Administrations

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Maryland HS Assessment Updates: HS MISA Early Fall 2021 and January 2022 Life Science and Government Administrations
October 22, 2021
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Maryland HS Assessment Updates: HS MISA Early Fall 2021 and January 2022 Life Science and Government Administrations
November 9, 2021
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1st Pre ID Window now open

The first Pre-ID window for the January HS Government and Life Science MISA opened November 1, 2021 and will close on November 12, 2021. Please note the following:

  • Government: Students taking HS Government in a semesterized course should be enrolled.
  • Life Science: Students taking Life Science in a semesterized course should be enrolled. Students who were enrolled in the Early Fall HS MISA but did not test, may also be enrolled. Please refer to email sent by Gayle Scott on 10/29 for additional information.

*Please note that paper materials and manual orders will be based on the enrollments from the first pre ID file.

The second Pre-ID window will open on December 9, 2021, and close on December 16, 2021. This window may be used to enroll additional students (e.g., transfer students), however, schools will need to order additional materials for these students during the Additional Materials window (January 4 – February 2, 2022).

October Training Recordings / PowerPoint Presentations posted

The Zoom recordings and corresponding PowerPoint presentations of last week’s training sessions have been posted to the Maryland Help and Support Site on the Training page: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/training/

Participation File

The participation file will be posted to LEAs during the week of 11/8. In the meantime, you may use the information sent by Gayle Scott on 10/29 as a preliminary check of students who sat for the Early Fall HS MISA.

Statewide Schedule Tool

School Test Coordinators (STC) are expected to enter the In-person testing schedules for January 2022 HS Government and Life Science MISA on https://itempra.org/schedule. Schedules should be updated as changes occur due to weather or other events.

HSA Help Desk Information

MSDE and Cognia are monitoring calls and emails to the Help Desk to assure responses are accurate and timely. Please continue to encourage that your STCs utilize this valuable resource.

Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.