Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates

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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates
June 5, 2019
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Maryland HSA Government and HS MISA Assessments Updates
June 19, 2019
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Summer 2019 Administration

The Summer 2019 administration window for Government is from July 22 through August 2, 2019.

  • The first Pre-ID window for the Summer administration is June 12 – 21, 2019. 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 MD Help and Support site (https://maryland.onlinehelp.measuredprogress.org/guides/).
    • Reminder: 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.
  • The second Pre-ID window for the Summer administration is July 5 – 11, 2019.

Summer Administration Manuals

The digital copies of Summer 2019 Administration manuals are posted to the Help & Support site: https://maryland.onlinehelp.measuredprogress.org/guides/.

Bulk Uploads During the Administration

The HSA Portal allows for bulk uploads between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. during the testing administration. We've regulated it to those hours as to not interfere with peak student testing times. The bulk functionality available during those hours are:

  • Creating and editing classes via the bulk upload
  • Bulk uploading of Accommodations
  • Exporting an Accommodations report for a school
  • Exporting a Pre-ID report from the Pre-ID Management page, and
  • Creating and editing user account (LAC & STC) via the bulk user upload

If student/class information needs to be updated between 5:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., you can make changes manually within the Portal. Students that need to be registered for the first time cannot be bulk uploaded at any time and need to be manually updated.

Test Administration Documentation

As a reminder, policy and test administration documentation can be found on the Help & Support site: https://maryland.onlinehelp.measuredprogress.org/portal-guides/. You will find instruction on topics such as: student transfer policy, program school student policy, and UPS pickup requests.

January 2019 Score Labels

The score labels for the January administration should have arrived in districts Friday, April 12. If you have not received your shipment, please reach out to the HSA Help Desk.

2018 – 2019 Key Dates

As a reminder, a printable PDF of all key dates for the 2018 – 2019 HSA administrations can be found on the Maryland Help & Support site on the Home page. The direct link to the document is: https://maryland.onlinehelp.measuredprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2019/02/Maryland_HSA_Key_Dates_External_2019_1.5.pdf

May 2019 Administration Presentation

We have finished updating the TCM PowerPoint and have posted it on the MD Help & Support site for your use. You can find on our Training page under the PowerPoints header: https://maryland.onlinehelp.measuredprogress.org/training/.

  • 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 Trainings page: https://maryland.onlinehelp.measuredprogress.org/training/.

Online Practice Tests

The online practice tests are live via the HSA Kiosk and your browser at https://hsapracticetest.measuredprogress.org/student/login. Usernames and passwords to the 2019 HSA practice tests are as follows:

ContentStandardASL VideosText to Speech*
HSA GovernmentUsername: practicegovernment
Password: maryland
Username: aslpracticegovernment
Password: maryland
Username: ttspracticegovernment
Password: maryland
HS MISAUsername: practicehsmisa
Password: maryland
Username: aslpracticehsmisa
Password: maryland
Username: ttspracticehsmisa
Password: maryland

* 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.

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 Maryland Help & Support Guides page under the Policy Documents button (https://maryland.onlinehelp.measuredprogress.org/guides/)

HSA Help Desk Information

MSDE and Measured Progress are monitoring calls and emails to the Help Desk to assure responses are accurate and timely. Please continue to encourage that your STCs utilize this valuable resource.

Please visit the Maryland Help & Support site (https://maryland.onlinehelp.measuredprogress.org/) to view all help guides, manuals, and other helpful information regarding the Maryland HSA.

  • We will periodically update the help guides throughout the administrations and will alert users of those changes as new information needs to be disseminated.

Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.