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Welcome to DeSSA!

This portal is your source for information about the Delaware System of Student Assessments (DeSSA). Use this site to access Smarter ELA and Math applications, DCAS Science and Social Studies applications, and DCAS-Alt1 applications. Please check back often for the latest news about DeSSA.

Recent Announcements

  • Reminder Smarter Paper-Pencil Test Window Closed:

    The Smarter Paper-Pencil and Paper-Pencil Braille testing window closed on Wednesday, May 20th.

    If you have not already done so, please return all your used and unused materials as soon as possible using the UPS return label that was included in your box of materials. The Smarter Summative Paper Materials Return Instructions are located on the DeSSA portal in the Test Resources Section of the Smarter ELA and Math Resources.

    Please contact the AIR DeSSA Help Desk if there are any problems packing or arranging for pickup.

    Reminder DCAS Paper-Pencil Tests:

    The DCAS Paper-Pencil and Paper-Pencil Braille testing window closes on Thursday, June 4th.

    Please return all your used and unused materials no later than June 9, 2015 using the UPS return label that was included in your box of materials. The Instructions for Returning DCAS Materials are located on the DeSSA portal in the Test Resources Section of the DCAS Science, Social Studies and EOC assessments.

    Please contact the AIR DeSSA Help Desk if there are any problems packing or arranging for pickup.

    Added May 26, 2015
  • TEST WINDOWS OPEN: The following Spring 2015 test windows are now open:

     

    Spring 2015 Assessment

    Online Test Window Opens

    Online Test Window Closes

    End-of-Course (EOC) Window 2 – US History May 18, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
    DCAS Social Studies (grades 4 & 7) May 18, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
    End-of-Course (EOC) Window 2 – Algebra II and Integrated Math III Apr 21, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
    Smarter Summative ELA/Math (grade 11) Apr 13, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
    DCAS Science (grades 5, 8 & 10) Apr 13, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
    Smarter Summative ELA/Math (grades 3-8) Mar 10, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
    DCAS-Alt1 (All Grades/Subjects) Mar 2, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
    Smarter Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB) ELA/Math (grades 3-8,11) Jan 27, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
    Smarter Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA)  ELA/Math (grades 3-8,11) Jan 5, 2015
    Jun 4, 2015
     

    Added March 10, 2015
  • For Spring 2015, installation of a new secure browser is required on each computer to be used for DeSSA assessments. The secure browsers for Windows, Mac, and Linux are now available at http://de.portal.airast.org/browsers/. In preparation for the new secure browser, please uninstall the current version of the secure browser. This will avoid having multiple browsers present on the desktop.

    Added December 10, 2014
  • Released DCAS – Alt1 tasks are now available. Find these tasks on the DCAS – Alt1 Resources page.

    Companion Task Guides with more information on each task are coming soon.

    Added October 8, 2014
  • Please click here to view all announcements.

Welcome to DeSSA!

This portal is your source for information about the Delaware System of Student Assessments (DeSSA). Use this site to access Smarter ELA and Math applications, DCAS Science and Social Studies applications, and DCAS-Alt1 applications. Please check back often for the latest news about DeSSA.