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June 9, 2021

Pre-ID File Window (Orders Pre-printed Student ID labels for PBT)

March 1, 2021

Pre-ID File Window (Orders Pre-printed Student ID labels for PBT)

February 10, 2021
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

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. 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. 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. 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 for more information on scheduling UPS pickup services. 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. 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.
February 8, 2021

Pre-ID File Window (Orders Pre-printed Student ID labels for PBT)

February 3, 2021
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The January 2020 HS MISA and Government HSA window for both online and paper will close on Friday, February 5, 2021. The window for scheduling UPS Pick Ups opened on January 13, 2021. You are now able to submit requests within the HSA Portal to have UPS pick up any paper test materials that need to be returned. If you need a refresher on how to schedule a pick up, please refer to the UPS Pick Up Requests Quick Start Guide on the HSA Help & Support site. The standard UPS pick up window closes on February 5, 2021, with a late pick up period ending on February 12, 2021. All 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. Spring HSA Government Early Pre-ID Window. The Pre-ID window for the early Spring 2021 HSA Government Administration will open 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. 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. 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.
December 17, 2020
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

The window for ordering additional manuals and test material opened on December 11, 2020 and will remain open through February 2, 2021. 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. The second Pre-ID window will be December 10 - 17, 2020. During this window you will be able to bulk upload additional updates to enrollments and/or accommodations. Paper materials will not be automatically ordered from records loaded during this time. You must order additional manuals or secure tests via the Additional Materials Order process within the HSA Portal. Please register for the MCAP High School Assessment refresher training sessions, which will be held via webinar. The LEA 24 STC Refresher Training will be held January 19, 2021, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, The LAC Refresher Training will be held January 19, 2021, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. The 2020-2021 Key Dates Document has been updated. The last day to finalize student online tests during the January administration was corrected to February 5, 2021. The document is posted to the Help and Support site. Click the Printable Document link within the Key Dates section to locate the Key Dates PDF The January HSA administration will close on February 5, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST. All student data including classes and test sessions will be cleared out of the portal over the weekend in preparation for the opening of the pre-ID window for Spring HSA Government which is February 8 – 12, 2021. The Spring HSA Government test window will open February 22, 2021. The HSA Help Desk and Additional Materials ordering will be closed from December 21, 2020 through January 1, 2021 due to Cognia’s Holiday break. Any orders or helpdesk tickets will be processed when staff returns on January 4th. If you have an emergency, please reach out to Brianna Creed at MSDE (brianna.creed@maryland.gov).