Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

School with truck delivering boxes
Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates
February 3, 2021
Now Open
Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates
February 17, 2021
Calendar with clock

Spring HSA Government Early Pre-ID Window

The Pre-ID window for the early Spring 2021 HSA Government Administration opened on Monday, February 8 and close on Friday, February 12, 2021. This Pre-ID window will allow LACs to bulk upload students who will participate in early testing for the HSA Government between February 22 and May 2, 2022.

  • The enrollments loaded during this early Pre-ID window will not automatically order manuals or secure test materials. All manuals and secure test materials needed for early HSA Government testing must be manually ordered using the additional materials ordering process within the HSA Online Portal. A quick step guide showing an overview of the additional materials ordering process is available on the Help and Support site (https://maryland.onlinehelp.measuredprogress.org/guides/).
  • If students do not need to participate in the early portion of the Spring HSA Government window, LACs may wait to submit Pre-ID files for both HSA Government and HS MISA together between March 1 and March 18, 2021.
    • The enrollments loaded during the March Pre-ID window will automatically order administration manuals and paper test materials for both HSA Government and HS MISA. For any enrollments loaded after this time, you will need to order materials through the Additional Materials application.

Scheduling Test Sessions

You will be able to schedule HSA Government test sessions using the HSA Portal on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. As a reminder, there is a small tutorial on the Help and Support site about creating classes and test sessions: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/training/.

Scheduling UPS Pick Ups

All January HSA test materials, including ancillary materials for online students, must be picked up by February 12, 2021. Shipments scheduled for pickup after February 12, 2021 will be paid for by the school/LSS. Please refer to the UPS Pick Up Requests Quick Start Guide on the HSA Help & Support site (https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/guides/) for more information on scheduling UPS pickup services.

Spring 2021 Administration Presentation

We have posted the Spring 2021 Administration Training PowerPoint to the Help & Support site for your use. You can locate the document in the PowerPoints section near the bottom of the Training page: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/training/.

Spring Administration Manuals

The digital copies of Spring 2021 Test Administration Manual for HSA Government and Test Coordinator Manual have been posted to the Help and Support site: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/guides/.

January 19 Refresher Training Recordings Available

The January 19 LAC and LEA 24 STC Refresher Trainings were recorded and have been posted to the Help and Support Site: https://maryland.onlinehelp.cognia.org/training/.

Key Dates Document

The 2020-2021 Key Dates Document can be found on 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.

Statewide Schedule Tool

School Test Coordinators (STC) are expected to enter their testing schedule for HS MISA and Government 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.