Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates
January 18, 2019
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates
February 27, 2019
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January 2019 Test Administration

The January 2019 online administration is closed. Please make sure to send back any paper ancillary materials that were used. In the HSA Portal, you do not need to remove students who did not test or stop the session. An extract of ALL students (tested or not) will be provided to Measured Progress. PLEASE NOTE: In preparation for the next administration all data (student data, class data, test session data) will be deleted from the system. Please pull any ancillary reports that you may want before February 13th.

May 2019 Administration – First Pre-ID window

The first Pre-ID window for the May 2019 Administration is February 19 – March 8, 2019. 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 also provided 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.

Updated Key Dates Document

We have updated the Additional Materials window for the May 2019 administration to April 29 – May 22, 2019. Please see the Key Dates document.

Online Practice Tests

The online practice tests are live via the HSA Kiosk and the Student Practice test login.

Usernames and passwords to the 2019 HSA practice tests are as follows:

*Students who are scheduled to use Text to Speech during testing should review and practice using the online controls BEFORE the administration of the test.

Maryland HSA Modules

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. Both can be found on our Training page.

Updated FAQs for HS MISA & COMAR Document

MSDE has updated their COMAR policy document (updated on 10/25/18). This updated document has been posted to the Guides page under the Policy Documents button.