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Access general information, parent report interpretation, and study help follow-up.

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Access resources and applications for the DCAS Alternate Assessments.

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

  • Notice: The portal has been updated with a list of supported operating systems and web browsers for DeSSA for the 2016-2017 school year.

    The following pages on the portal have been updated:

    Secure Browser: http://de.portal.airast.org/browsers/

    Supported Browsers: http://de.portal.airast.org/supported-browsers/

    If you have any questions, please contact the DeSSA Help Desk at 1-877-560-8331 or DeSSAHelpDesk@air.org.

    Added July 26, 2016
  • The new Secure Browser is available!

    For Fall 2016, installation of a new secure browser is required on each computer to be used for DeSSA assessments. The secure browsers for Windows and Mac 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.

    If you have any questions, please contact the DeSSA Help Desk at 1-877-560-8331 or DeSSAHelpDesk@air.org.

    Added July 19, 2016
  • Notice:

    Commencing the week of July 25, parents in Delaware will receive Smarter Summative, DCAS, DCAS-EOCs and DCAS-Alt1 Family Reports detailing their child’s performance in the 2015-2016 school year.

    Added July 9, 2016
  • Notice:

    In an effort to streamline system maintenance, AIR will be taking all online systems offline once per month.  This will allow AIR to systematically roll out updates. Additional updates that won’t cause disruption to live systems may still occur outside of the maintenance window.

    The scheduled maintenance window for July will be from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 29 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at 11:00pm.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added March 1, 2016
  • Upcoming System Downtime to Prepare for 2016-2017 School Year

    The Online Reporting System (ORS), the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE), and the Test Delivery System (TDS) will be offline beginning Saturday, August 13th at 12:00 am until Monday, August 15th at 7:00 am for System Enhancements related to the 2016-2017 School Year.

    The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be offline beginning Monday, August 15th at 4:00 am until Sunday, August 21st at 11:00 pm for System Enhancements related to the 2016-2017 School Year.

    The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline beginning Monday, August 22nd at 4:00 am until Monday, August 22nd at 11:00 pm for System Enhancements related to the 2016-2017 School Year.

    If you have any questions, please contact the DeSSA Help Desk at 1-877-560-8331 or DeSSAHelpDesk@air.org.

    Added July 13, 2016
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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.