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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

  • NeoSpeech Voice Pack License Update

    The current license keys for the NeoSpeech VW Julie (English) and VW Violeta (Spanish) voice packs for Windows are set to expire on May 3, 2017. Any schools or districts that are using these voice packs for testing will need to update this license key information prior to May 3 in order to continue using them. The voice packs will not need to be re-installed. To support districts in updating the license keys, AIR has provided detailed instructions and an updated license key available in TIDE under the section General Resources>Voice Packs. For a complete list of approved voice packs, see p. 50 of the Technical Specifications Manual. AIR apologizes for the inconvenience this may cause to schools.

    Added April 18, 2017
  • Notice:

    Additional Orders for Paper and Pencil Materials will open in TIDE beginning March 22, 2017.  Additional orders will be processed during the additional order window.

    • DCAS Science and EOC additional order window is March 22 – April 6.
    • Smarter ELA and Math additional order window is April 24 – May 8. Please note, the system will accept additional orders of Smarter Paper and Pencil materials earlier, but orders will only be processed and shipped during the Smarter additional order window.

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

    Added March 21, 2017
  • Notice: Initial and additional orders for paper test materials for Smarter and DCAS assessments may be tracked in TIDE for 2016-2017, with the following two exceptions:

    • Initial orders for DCAS paper pencil materials will not appear in TIDE, but these orders arrived in districts by Mar 22.
    • Initial orders for Braille Smarter will not appear in TIDE. The requests for Smarter paper Braille were processed and will arrive in districts by April 12.

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

    Added March 21, 2017
  • Update: AIR Secure Browser now supports iOS 10.3 and Chrome OS 57 for all DeSSA Assessments.

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

    Added April 10, 2016
  • Recent Changes: The DCAS-Alt1 Help Desk has changed its name. All inquiries regarding the DCAS-Alt1 and DCPS should now be directed to the following:

    DeSSA Alt Help Desk

    E-mail Support: DeSSAAltHelpDesk@air.org

    Support Toll-Free Number: 877.206.7039

    Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET
    Mondays–Fridays (except holidays

    Added January 25, 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.