Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

Second Pre-ID Window
Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates
November 29, 2018
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates
December 14, 2018
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Second Pre-ID Window

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. You must order additional manuals or secure tests via the Additional Materials Order process.

January 2019 Test Manuals

The January 2019 Test Coordinator Manual, HSA Government Test Administrator Manual, and HS MISA Test Administrator manuals will be arriving to LEAs and schools on December 10, 2018. You can track this shipment on the Materials Management page in the HSA Portal. If you have not received your manuals by the 10th, please reach out the HSA Help Desk.

January 2019 Paper Test Materials

The paper test materials for January 2019 will be arriving in LEAs and schools on December 17, 2018. These materials were ordered off the upload files submitted in the first Pre-ID window for students marked for accommodations requiring paper. You can track this shipment on the Materials Management page in the HSA Portal. If you have not received your test materials by the 17th, please reach out the HSA Help Desk.

ASL Human Signer Log-ins

For those identified by their LEAs as Human Signers, and attended the Webex training on November 12, we will be sending out log-ins and access information for the ASL videos on December 17th.

Certification Window

Reminder: 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.

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:

January 2019 Administration Presentation

We have finished updating the TCM PowerPoint and have posted it up on the Training page for your use.

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 due to feedback received over the past few weeks. This updated document has been posted to the Guides page under the Policy Documents button.