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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

  • 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 April will be from 4 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 26.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added March 1, 2016
  • TEST WINDOWS OPEN: The following 2015-2016 test windows are now open:

    2015-2016   

    Test Windows

    Online Test Window Opens

    Online Test Window Closes

    Smarter Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB) ELA/Math (grades 3-8,11) Aug 31, 2015 July 15, 2016
    Smarter Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA)  ELA/Math (grades 3-8,11) Aug 31, 2015
    July 15, 2016
     

    Added March 2, 2016
  • Reminder DCAS Paper-Pencil Test Window Closed – Materials Return:

    The DCAS Paper-Pencil and Paper-Pencil testing window closed on Friday, April 15th.

    If you have any materials that you have not returned, please return them as soon as possible using the UPS return label that was included in your box of materials. The Instructions for Returning DCAS Paper Pencil 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.

     

    Reminder Smarter Paper-Pencil Materials Return:

    The Smarter Paper-Pencil and Paper-Pencil testing window closed on Wednesday, May 18th.

    If you have any materials that you have not returned, please return them as soon as possible using the UPS return label that was included in your box of materials. The Instructions for Returning Smarter Summative Paper Pencil Materials 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.

     

    Added April 28, 2016
  • Notice:

    For students who have completed 2015-2016 Smarter Summative testing student scores are now available in ORS.

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

    Added April 20, 2016
  • TTS Unavailable on Chrome 44 Operating Systems

    AIR identified an issue on Chrome OS 44 in which students that have  text-to-speech enabled receive a white screen and are unable to move forward in the test. AIR recommends updating Chrome to the most recent version or testing students with text-to-speech accommodations on a computer with a different operating system

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

    Added April 15, 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.