Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

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Pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA

Note: Pre ID file processing was briefly delayed on Monday, 8/2, due to routine Cognia system maintenance. Pre ID file processing resumed late Monday afternoon and is now functioning without issue.

The Pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA will close on Friday, 8/6. The Pre-ID window for the Early Fall HS MISA administration will close on Friday, August 6th (COB). Please ensure that all eligible students are uploaded by this time as there will not be a 2nd pre-ID window.

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.

Early Fall 2021 HS MISA Remote Test Administrator Manual

The Remote Test Administrator Manual for Early Fall HS MISA is available on the Guides --> MSDE Manuals tab:

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:

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.