Maryland HS Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

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November 21, 2018
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First Pre-ID Window

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.

  • 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.
  • The second Pre-ID window will be December 12 – 19, 2018. During this window you will be able to do your bulk additional updates to enrollments and/or accommodations. Paper materials will not be automatically ordered from records loaded during this time.

ASL Webex

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.

Certification Window

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.

  • 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.

January 2019 Administration Presentation

We have finished updating the TCM PowerPoint and have posted it up on the MD Help & Support site for your use. You can find it up on our 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.

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 MD Help and Support Guides page under the Policy Documents button.

HSA Help Desk Information

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.