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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

  • Enter Paper/Pencil and Braille information into TIDE by February 23, 2016, or Eschool Plus by February 16, 2016 for Smarter P/P Assessments (May 2, 2016 – May 18, 2016).

    Please enter Paper/Pencil Accommodations into TIDE by February 23, 2016, or in Eschool Plus accountability screen (for homebound students) by February 16, 2016 to be included in the initial order for Smarter ELA and Math Paper/Pencil tests for the testing window beginning on May 2, 2016. After this date, additional orders for Paper/Pencil test forms must be placed through the Helpdesk.

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

    Added January 6, 2016
  • Updates to the Secure Browser Installation Manual:

    The Secure Browser Installation Manual has been updated with current Chrome OS installation instructions, and a section was added on Cloning Secure Browser Installation to Other Macs.

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

    Added February 3, 2016
  • Updates to secure browsers:

    Updates are available for the following secure browsers. These updates are not mandatory, however they are recommended so that schools are using the most current version:

    • IOS secure browser – available in the App store
    • Secure Browser for Chrome OS – available in the Google Play store
    Added January 27, 2016
  • Full-day DCAS-Alt1 Spring 2015 – 2016 trainings will be held in Dover at the Del Tech Terry Campus in early February and mid-March, 2016. Registration for this course is now available in PDMS under course number 2191. The following sections are currently available:

    • February 3 (Wed): 41405
    • February 4 (Thur): 41406
    • February 5 (Fri): 41407
    • March 17 (Thur): 41408
    • March 18 (Fri): 41409
    Added December 18, 2015
  • TEST WINDOWS OPEN: The following 2015-2016 test windows are now open:

    2015-2016   

    Test Windows

    Online Test Window Opens

    Online Test Window Closes

    End-of-Course (EOC) Pretest – Alg II, Int Math III Aug 31, 2015 Mar 31, 2016
    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 September 3, 2015
  • 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.