Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates
June 23, 2021
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July 21, 2021
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New Windows Kiosk

A new HSA Kiosk for Windows operating system will be made available in the HSA Portal for download for Early Fall 2021 HS MISA Administration. Technology Coordinators must uninstall the old Windows HSA Kiosk and install the new Windows HSA kiosk before the beginning of the Early Fall 2021 HS MISA test window.

Data Cleared from Portal

All 2021 student data including classes and test sessions have been cleared out of the portal in preparation for the opening of the pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA which is July 26 – August 6, 2021.

Early Fall 2021 HS MISA Administration

The Early Fall 2021 HS MISA window will open on Monday, September 13 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.

REMINDER: One Pre-ID Window for Early Fall 2021 MISA

The Pre-ID window will open on July 26, 2021 and will close on 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:

  • 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 MISA Trainings

Please register for the Early Fall HS MISA assessment training sessions, which will be held via webinar on the following dates:

  • Tues, July 13, 2021, 1:00 – 3:30pm: LAC Administration Training
  • Wed, July 14, 2021, 1:00 – 3:30pm: LEA 24 Administration Training
  • Thurs, July 15, 2021, 2:00 – 4:30pm: Tech Coordinator Administration Training

  • Mon, August 30, 2021, 1:00 – 3:30pm: Refresher LAC Administration Training
  • Tues, August 31, 2021, 1:00 – 3:30pm: Refresher LEA 24 Administration Training
  • Wed, Sept 1, 2021, 2:00 – 4:30pm: Refresher Tech Coordinator Administration Training

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.

Registration Links:

7/13 LAC Administration Training:

7/14 LEA 24 Administration Training:

7/15 Tech Coordinator Administration Training:

8/30 Refresher LAC Administration Training:

8/31 Refresher LEA 24 Administration Training:

9/1 Refresher Tech Coordinator Administration Training:

Key Dates Document

The 2021-2022 Key Dates Document has been posted to the Help and Support site ( Click the Printable Document link within the Key Dates section to locate the Key Dates PDF document.

Statewide Schedule Tool

School Test Coordinators (STC) are expected to enter their testing schedule for Early Fall 2021 HS MISA and Government 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.