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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, and DCAS-Alt1 applications. Please check back often for the latest news about DeSSA.

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  • Notice: The printable report from the Student Test Settings and Tools in TIDE currently lists all student accessibility features, followed by an indication of the selection status of the feature (for example, “not enabled” or “none”). AIR is planning to deploy an enhancement on February 15, 2017 so that only the values which have been changed from the default will appear on the report.

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

    Added January 12, 2017
  • Update: AIR Secure Browser now supports iOS 10.2. All users may use iOS 10.2 for all DeSSA Assessments.

    Please note: AIR will also no longer support iOS 10.0 and 10.1 beginning December 31, 2016.

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

    Added December 27, 2016
  • 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 December will be from 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan 27 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Jan 29.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added November 1, 2016
  • TEST WINDOWS OPEN: The following 2016-2017 test windows are now open:

    2016-2017   

    Test Windows

    Online Test Window Opens

    Online Test Window Closes

    Smarter Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB) ELA/Math (Grades 3-8) August 29, 2016 July 14, 2017
    Smarter Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA)  ELA/Math (Grades 3-8) August 29, 2016
    July 14, 2017
    Algebra II and Integrated Mathematics III Pretests August 29, 2016 March 31, 2017
    Window 1: Algebra II and Integrated Mathematics III  January 4, 2017 February 3, 2017
     

    Added October 28, 2016
  • Notice: Please note the following dates and means for placing initial and additional orders of paper and pencil test materials.

    Paper Pencil: EOC Alg II and IM III (Window 1): January 4, 2017 – February 3, 2017

    Initial Order: Nov 1, 2016: Please enter Paper/Pencil Accommodations in TIDE by November 1, 2016 to be included in the initial order. Materials from the initial order will arrive in district by January 4, 2017.

    Additional Orders: Jan 4 – Jan 27, 2017: During these dates please contact the DeSSA Help Desk at 1-877-560-8331 or DeSSAHelpDesk@air.org to place additional orders.

    Return Materials: No later than February 10, 2017. All materials must be shipped from the district to the AIR Processing Center (APC) by this date.

     

    Paper Pencil: EOC Alg II and IM III (Window 2) & DCAS Science: March 29, 2017 – April 13, 2017

    Initial Order: Feb 1, 2017: Please enter Paper/Pencil Accommodations in TIDE by February 1, 2017 to be included in the initial order. Materials from the initial order will arrive in district by March 22, 2017.

    Additional Orders: Mar 22 – Apr 6, 2017: During these dates please contact your District Administrator or District Test Coordinator to place additional orders for Paper/Pencil test forms in TIDE.

    Return Materials: No later than April 20, 2017. All materials must be shipped from the district to the AIR Processing Center (APC) by this date.

     

    Paper Pencil: Smarter Summative ELA/Lit and Math: April 25 – May 15, 2017

    Initial Order: Feb 1, 2017: Please enter Paper/Pencil Accommodations in TIDE by February 1, 2017 to be included in the initial order. Materials from the initial order will arrive in district by April 12, 2017.

    Additional Orders: Apr 24 – May 08, 2017: During these dates please contact your District Administrator or District Test Coordinator to place additional orders for Paper/Pencil test forms in TIDE.

    Return Materials: No later than May 17, 2017.  All materials must be shipped from the district to Measurement Incorporated (MI) by this date in order to be scored.

     

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

    Added December 13, 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, and DCAS-Alt1 applications. Please check back often for the latest news about DeSSA.