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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 EOC applications, DCAS-Alt1, and DCPS applications. Please check back often for the latest news about DeSSA.

Recent Announcements

  • Notice:

    Commencing July 28th, through to August 5th, parents in Delaware will receive Smarter Summative, DCAS, and DCAS-Alt1 Family Reports detailing their child’s performance in the 2016-2017 school year.

    Please contact your district if you do not receive the report by August 5th.

    Added July 3, 2017
  • Upcoming System Downtimes:

    AIR is planning hardware updates this summer in preparation for the 2017-2018 school year. The following system downtimes are required to complete this work.

    The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) and Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline on Saturday, July 15. ORS will be in read only mode on Friday, July 21 (No downloadable data files may be generated). From Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, July 23, all systems will be offline.

    Added July 6, 2017
  • 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 next scheduled maintenance window will be from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 28 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 30.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added July 5, 2017
  • Reminder – DCAS-Alt1 2017 testing window closes Thursday, June 1st:

    The final day to submit scores for students participating in the DCAS-Alt1 assessment is Thursday, June 1.

    For any inquiries regarding the DCAS-Alt1 assessment, please contact the DeSSA Alternate Help Desk at DeSSAAltHelpDesk@air.org or at  1.877.206.7039

    Added May 18, 2017
  • Reminder Smarter Paper-Pencil Test Window Closed:

    The Smarter Paper-Pencil and Paper-Pencil Braille testing window closed on Friday, May 12th.

    If you have not already done so, please return all your used and unused materials as soon as possible using the Fedex 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. All Smarter materials must be shipped from the district to Measurement Incorporated (MI) by May 17, 2017 in order to be scored.

    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 closed on Thursday, April 13th.

    If you have not already done so, please return all your used and unused materials 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 15, 2017
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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 EOC applications, DCAS-Alt1, and DCPS applications. Please check back often for the latest news about DeSSA.