Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates
July 21, 2021
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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates
August 4, 2021
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Pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA is open

The Pre-ID window opened on Monday, July 26, 2021 and will close on Friday, 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:

If you would like assistance in uploading your pre-ID files, please contact the Maryland HSA Helpdesk via email: or phone: 866.207.8804.

  • 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.

Maryland Help and Support Site Updates

Resource materials for the Early Fall HS MISA administration have been updated on the Help and Support Site:

LACs / LEA 24 / Tech Coordinator Training Materials

The PowerPoint presentations and Webinar Recordings of the July 12 – 14 training sessions for LACs, LEA 24, and Tech Coordinators are available on the Training tab:

Test Coordinator Manual (TCM) and Test Administrator Manual (TAM)

The Test Coordinator Manual and the Test Administrator Manual for Early Fall HS MISA are available on the Guides --> MSDE Manuals tab:

Remote Testing Resources

New Windows Kiosk

As of 7/14/21, a new HSA Kiosk for Windows operating system was 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.

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.

Early Fall 2021 MISA Trainings

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

  • 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:

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 in-person and remote testing schedule 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.