Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates

Notice
Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates
August 18, 2021
Now Open
Maryland HS MISA Early Fall 2021 Assessment Updates
September 15, 2021
Boxes for paper materials

Site Readiness Checks

Site readiness testing should be conducted to ensure that student testing devices are configured correctly for Early Fall testing. You can access the Site Readiness tests from the Administration tab within the HSA Portal. More information regarding can be found in the Portal User Guide posted on the Help and Support Site: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/guides/

Additional Materials Window Now Open

The window for ordering additional manuals and tests opened on Friday, September 3rd and will remain open thru Wednesday, October 13th. You can access the Online Materials Management tab within the HSA Portal. A Quick Start Guide is available on the Help and Support Site showing the steps for ordering additional materials: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/guides/.

Scheduling Test Sessions

Tests were made available for scheduling in the HSA Portal on Tuesday, September 7th. As a reminder, there are brief tutorials on the Help and Support site about creating classes and test sessions: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/training/.

Early Fall 2021 HS MISA Administration Dates

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.