Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates
August 4, 2021
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Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates
September 8, 2021
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Pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA is now closed

The Pre-ID window for Early Fall HS MISA closed on Friday, 8/6. Administration manuals and paper test materials will be automatically ordered for all students uploaded during the pre-ID window. These materials will arrive in schools and district offices by Friday, September 3rd.

Once you receive your shipments, please open the boxes immediately to ensure that you have adequate materials for testing. If you are missing materials and/or require additional materials, you may place an order through the Additional Materials application.

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 dates listed below.

*NEW: An additional training session focusing on remote test administration has been added after the Refresher LAC Administration session on Monday, August 30th, from 2:30 – 3:30pm. If you have students that will take the Early Fall HS MISA remotely, please register to attend this session. For this unique instance, you may also invite any STCs who will be administering the remote test to the Remote Testing Training session at your discretion. Please have any STC who would like to attend register as well.

  • Mon, Aug 30, 2021, 1:00 – 2:15pm Refresher LAC Administration Training
  • Mon, Aug 30, 2021, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Remote Testing Training
  • Tues, Aug 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: https://cognia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g0X3OqshQHexaa4igwN5ew

8/30 Remote Testing Training https://cognia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rWaqxAM3Q460G1Q-BscMoQ

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

Maryland Help and Support Site: Training Page Redesign

The Training page of the Maryland Help and Support Site has been streamlined for overall usability. You will now find LAC / LEA 24 / Tech Coordinator Training recorded webinars and associated PowerPoint presentation decks at the top of the page, followed by shorter video modules organized by subheading (e.g., classes, testing, user management). https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/training/

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.

Statewide Schedule Tool

School Test Coordinators (STC) are expected to enter in-person and remote testing schedule for Early Fall 2021 HS MISA on https://itempra.org/schedule. 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.