Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates
February 17, 2021
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Spring 2021 HSA Government and HS MISA Administration Canceled

The Spring 2021 HSA Government and HS MISA administrations have been canceled. If you received materials for the HSA Government assessment, you must return the secure test booklets to Cognia using the Materials Management tab within the HSA Online Portal.

Returning Secure Test Materials

All unused Spring HSA Government secure test booklets must be returned to Cognia.

  • The UPS Pickup Window opened Monday, March 1, 2021. You may choose Materials Management in the HSA Online Portal and click Schedule UPS Pickup to schedule a time for UPS to pickup your return shipment. You must open the original shipment to retrieve the Return Shipping Label in order to schedule your UPS pickup.
  • You do not need to return manuals or unused answer sheets. All test booklets must be returned. Manuals and unused answer documents should be discarded.

Spring 2021 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/.

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/.

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.

Spring Refresher Training Recordings Available

The January 19 LAC and LEA 24 STC Spring 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.

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.