Maryland HS Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

Updated COMAR FAQs Policy Document 10/25/18
October 25, 2018
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Maryland HS Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates
November 8, 2018
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First Pre-ID Window

The first Pre-ID window is October 31 – November 14, 2018. LACs must begin uploading pre-ID files to the HSA Portal as soon as possible. When creating the pre-ID file, please be sure to use the updated CSV template available through the HSA Portal and on the Guides page under the HSA Portal Templates button.

  • Remember: The enrollments loaded during this Pre-ID window will automatically order your administration manuals and paper test materials. For any enrollments loaded after this time, you will need to order materials through the Additional Materials application.

January 2019 Administration Presentation

The TCM PowerPoint is posted on the Training page.

Maryland HSA Modules

As we mentioned in our trainings last week, we have created small module videos that cover various activities you would accomplish for an administration. There are two versions of each video – one with closed captions and one without – that can be found up on our Trainings page.

Certification Window

The certification test window is November 15 - December 7, 2018. The purpose of this test is to allow local students, schools, and LEAs to go through the steps necessary for operational testing. This should be treated as a mock operational test. The actual test content will be practice test items to help familiarize the students with the new testing platform.

  • Technology Coordinators must install the HSA Kiosks and TestMonitor (if it is deemed necessary) before the beginning of the certification test window November 15 – December 7.

Updated FAQs for HS MISA & COMAR Document

MSDE has updated their COMAR policy document due to feedback received over the past few weeks. This updated document has been posted to the Guides page under the Policy Documents button.