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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

  • Reminder – DCPS 2017 Spring testing window closes Thursday, May 25th:

    The final day to submit Reading Task 1 scores for students participating in the DCPS assessment is Thursday, May 25.

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

    Added May 18, 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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.