We have received some questions about handling make up test sessions and how best to handle it within the HSA Portal:
If you need additional paper materials for the January 2019 administration, you have until January 14, 2019 to do so. You can access the Additional Materials through iServices. Please use the drop-down menu to select ‘Maryland’, click the grey ‘Enter’ button, and then the ‘Order Additional Materials’ link on the left side of the page. If you need further instruction, please reference our Additional Materials Quick Start Guide for help. If you are still having issues ordering additional materials, please reach out to the HSA Help Desk.
We have extended the paper testing windows for the January and May administrations. We have also updated the dates when secure paper materials arrive in schools and the deadline that Unique Accommodation Requests are due for the May administration. This was sent out in our last communication.
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.
We have finished updating the TCM PowerPoint and have posted it up on the MD Help & Support site for your use (posted on 10/30/18). You can find it up on our Training page.
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.
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.