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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

  • Upcoming System Downtime:

    Ahead of the upcoming score reporting of Smarter tests in the Online Reporting System (ORS), AIR will be taking the ORS system down beginning March 27 at 8 p.m. until March 29 at 7 a.m.  The ORS system will be back online after this period and will be displaying scores for Smarter summative assessments that have been completed and scored. Smarter scores will appear in ORS approximately 3 weeks after students have completed both the CAT and Performance Task.

    Added March 21, 2017
  • Notice: Rosters associated with two or more teachers are not appearing correctly in AIR systems. The work to correct rosters will be completed by 7 am Thursday, March 23, 2017.

    Added March 21, 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
  • 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.