Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates
September 15, 2021
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Maryland HS Assessment Updates: HS MISA Early Fall 2021 and January 2022 Life Science and Government Administrations
September 30, 2021
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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.

Registration is required prior to the webinar. After registering, participants will receive a personalized meeting link via email as well as reminders for the upcoming meetings

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. The 2021-2022 Key Dates Document can be found on the Help and Support site: Click the Printable Document link within the Key Dates section to locate the Key Dates PDF document.

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. If you need a refresher on how to schedule a pick up, please refer to the UPS Pick Up Requests Quick Start Guide on the HSA Help & Support site (

The standard UPS pick up window closes on October 19, 2021 with a late pick up period ending on October 22, 2021. All test materials, including ancillary materials for online students, must be picked up by October 22, 2021. Shipments scheduled for pickup after October 22, 2021 will be paid for by the school/LSS.

Paper Testing Window

The paper testing window will close on October 15, 2021.

Online Testing Window

The Online Testing Window will close on October 22, 2021.

Additional Materials

The window for ordering additional paper materials and manuals will remain open thru Wednesday, October 13th. You can access the Online Materials Management tab within the HSA Portal. A Quick Start Guide is available on the Help and Support Site showing the steps for ordering additional materials:

Scheduling Test Sessions

Tests are available for scheduling in the HSA Portal. As a reminder, there are brief tutorials on the Help and Support site about creating classes and test sessions:

Statewide Schedule Tool

School Test Coordinators (STC) are expected to enter the In-person and/or Remote testing schedules for Early Fall 2021 HS MISA on 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.