You are now able to go into the HSA Portal to start scheduling test sessions. If you need a refresher on how this process works, there is a small tutorial about creating classes and test sessions.
The May 2019 administration for the Government and HS MISA online administration will begin on May 7 and complete June 7. For students who are completing paper testing, the paper-based test window will open on May 7 and complete on May 31.
We have created an ancillary document for the Paper Test Administration that provides the page numbers for the start of each session. This was mentioned in the May 2019 Test Administration Manuals on page 1 which is posted on the Guides page under the MSDE Manuals button. Please be sure to share this document with the STCs in schools administering a paper test.
The window for ordering additional paper testing materials will open on Monday, April 29 and run through Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
It has been determined that an additional instruction needs be read to students as part of the online testing script for Government. This Government TAM Errata Notice has been posted on the Reference Sheets page under Testing Materials and was also delivered to all schools with Government TAM orders. One Government TAM Errata Notice was shipped for each TAM ordered during the initial pre-ID. The Errata notice will also be shipped with all Government TAMs ordered during the additional paper materials ordering window.
The score labels for the January administration should have arrived in districts by Friday, April 12. If you have not received your shipment, please reach out to the HSA Help Desk.
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.
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.
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.