Reminder: The first Pre-ID window is currently open and will be closing on November 14, 2018. LACs must upload their pre-ID files to the HSA Portal as soon as possible, preferably by close of business, November 13, for processing purposes. When creating the pre-ID file, please be sure to use the updated CSV template available through the HSA Portal and also provided on the MD Help and Support site.
November 12 – ASL Webex. We will be meeting from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12. We will be discussing the Human Signer accommodation and ancillary materials that we will be providing. Most of you have submitted names of who needs to be in this meeting, but if you have any other staff that needs to be there please reach out to Ann Herrmann.
Reminder: 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.
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.
MSDE has updated their COMAR policy document due to feedback received over the past few weeks. This updated document has been posted to the MD Help and Support Guides page under the Policy Documents button.
MSDE and Measured Progress 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.