Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates
March 1, 2019
May 2019 Administration Second Pre-ID Window
Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates
March 28, 2019
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May 2019 Administration – First Pre-ID window

The last day of the first Pre-ID window for the May 2019 Administration is tomorrow Friday, March 8, 2019. If you haven’t uploaded your Pre-ID file to the HSA portal, please do so 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.

The enrollments loaded during this Pre-ID window will automatically order your administration manuals and paper test materials.

  • If you are unable to submit files before the First Pre-ID Window ends, you can upload records during the Second Pre-ID Window from April 8 – 12, 2019. Materials will not be automatically ordered off of records loaded during this period and you will need to order them through the Additional Materials application.

May 2019 Administration Presentation

We have finished updating the TCM PowerPoint and have it posted (03/01/19) on our Training page under "PowerPoints".

May 2019 Administration Manuals

The digital copies of May 2019 Administration manuals are ready and are posted on the Guides page under the MSDE Manuals button. The paper manuals will be arriving in districts and schools on April 8, 2019.

Updated eMetric Guides

Updates have been made to the HSA Portal Guide, Technology Guidelines, and the Kiosk User Guide. The Portal User Guide has been updated to include the new pre-ID validation error code and added note stating that Accessibility Mode Testing accommodation is only available for Windows devices. The Technology Guide is updated to include latest browser and OS versions. The Kiosk User Guide is updated to include that the Allow Accessibility Testing Mode is only supported on Windows kiosk. They are posted on the Guides page under the eMetric Guides button.

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.