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.
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.
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.
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: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/guides/
Please register for the Early Fall HS MISA assessment training sessions, which will be held via webinar on the following dates:
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.
7/13 LAC Administration Training: https://cognia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V2e1t-GKQxCzrGedjL2HNQ
7/14 LEA 24 Administration Training: https://cognia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xj1mCmBJShWoC91f1UfXJw
7/15 Tech Coordinator Administration Training: https://cognia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qpHnd3D6RZKRAbNlzCZU7Q
8/30 Refresher LAC Administration Training: https://cognia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g0X3OqshQHexaa4igwN5ew
8/31 Refresher LEA 24 Administration Training: https://cognia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PwWXD658R-KZIxFJ5cRCRg
9/1 Refresher Tech Coordinator Administration Training: https://cognia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2zw9FinhRhiO6TwJ4OTSmg
The 2021-2022 Key Dates Document has been posted to the Help and Support site (https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org). Click the Printable Document link within the Key Dates section to locate the Key Dates PDF document.
School Test Coordinators (STC) are expected to enter their testing schedule for Early Fall 2021 HS MISA and Government on https://itempra.org/schedule. Schedules should be updated as changes occur due to weather or other events.
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.