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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.

Recent Announcements

  • 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) Aug 29, 2016 July 14, 2017
    Smarter Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA)  ELA/Math (Grades 3-8) Aug 29, 2016
    July 14, 2017
    Algebra II and Integrated Mathematics III Pretests August 29, 2016 March 31, 2017
     

    Added October 28, 2016
  • Notice: Enter Paper/Pencil and Braille information into TIDE by November 1, 2016 for Window 1 EOC Alg II & IM III or February 1, 2017 for Window 2 EOC Alg II & IM III, DCAS Science, and Smarter ELA/Math.

    November 1, 2016: Please enter Paper/Pencil Accommodations into TIDE by November 1, 2016 to be included in the initial order for Paper/Pencil test window:

    • EOC Alg II and IM III Window 1: Jan 4, 2017 – February 3, 2017

    February 1, 2017: Please enter Paper/Pencil Accommodations into TIDE by February 1, 2017 to be included in the initial order for Paper/Pencil test windows:

    • DCAS Science tests: March 29, 2017 – April 13, 2017
    • EOC Alg II and IM III Window 2: March 29, 2017- April 13, 2017
    • Smarter ELA/Lit and Math: May 1, 2017 – May 19, 2017

    After this date, please contact your District Administrator or District Test Coordinator to place additional orders for Paper/Pencil test forms through TIDE.  The additional order window opens one week before the test window.

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

    Added September 13, 2016
  • Update: AIR Secure Browser now supports video playback on iOS 10. All video playback should function as expected. Users may use iOS 10 for all DeSSA Assessments.

    Please note: Apple has notified AIR of an issue with iPads running iOS version 10.x and using external keyboards. The following features are not getting blocked via MDM, ASAM or Automatic Assessment mode.

    1. Spell-checker
    2. Auto-correct
    3. Predictive text

    All of these features must be turned off in the general settings of an iOS device. Directions for disabling these features are found in the Technical Specifications Manual.

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

    Added November 15, 2016
  • Notice: AIR Secure Browser version 8.0 is no longer supported by AIR.

    Please update to the most current version of the AIR Secure Browser 9.0 for DeSSA assessments. The current version of the AIR Secure Browser 9.0 for Windows and Mac is available at http://de.portal.airast.org/browsers/.

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

    Added September 14, 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, Dec 16 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Dec 18.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added November 1, 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.