Important Announcements Regarding DeSSA

All Archived 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
  • Additional Orders Information:

    The last day to submit late orders for DCAS-Alt1 materials will be on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

    To place additional order requests contact the DeSSA Alt Help Desk at 877.206.7039 or DeSSAAltHelpDesk@air.org

    Added January 24, 2017
  • TEST WINDOWS OPEN: The following 2016-2017 test windows are now open:

    2016-2017   

    Test Windows

    Online Test Window Opens

    Online Test Window Closes

    DCAS – Alt1 March 8, 2017 June 1, 2017
    Smarter Summative ELA/Math (Grades 3-8) March 8, 2017 June 1, 2017
    DCAS Science (Grades 5,8 and 10) March 1, 2017 June 1, 2017
    Window 2: Algebra II and Integrated
    Mathematics III EOC
    March 29, 2017 June 1, 2017
    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
     

    Added March 3, 2017
  • Smarter Summative Scores Available in ORS:

    The ORS system is now 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.

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

    Added March 29, 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 next scheduled maintenance window will be from 6 p.m. on Friday, May 19 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 21.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added May 2, 2017
  • Notice: The printable report from the Student Test Settings and Tools in TIDE has been updated. Only the Student Settings which have been changed from the default will now 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
  • 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: The portal has been updated with a list of supported operating systems and web browsers for DeSSA for the 2016-2017 school year.

    The following pages on the portal have been updated:

    Secure Browser: http://de.portal.airast.org/browsers/

    Supported Browsers: http://de.portal.airast.org/supported-browsers/

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

    Added July 26, 2016
  • The new Secure Browser is available!

    For Fall 2016, installation of a new secure browser is required on each computer to be used for DeSSA assessments. The secure browsers for Windows and Mac are now available at http://de.portal.airast.org/browsers/.

    In preparation for the new secure browser, please uninstall the current version of the secure browser. This will avoid having multiple browsers present on the desktop.

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

    Added July 19, 2016
  • Upcoming System ORS Downtime

    Ahead of the upcoming score reporting of Smarter tests in the Online Reporting System (ORS), AIR will be taking the ORS system for a half day on March 28, beginning at 12 p.m. until 11 p.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.

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

    Added July 13, 2016

Students & Families

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Smarter ELA & Mathematics

  • 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
  • TEST WINDOWS OPEN: The following 2016-2017 test windows are now open:

    2016-2017   

    Test Windows

    Online Test Window Opens

    Online Test Window Closes

    DCAS – Alt1 March 8, 2017 June 1, 2017
    Smarter Summative ELA/Math (Grades 3-8) March 8, 2017 June 1, 2017
    DCAS Science (Grades 5,8 and 10) March 1, 2017 June 1, 2017
    Window 2: Algebra II and Integrated
    Mathematics III EOC
    March 29, 2017 June 1, 2017
    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
     

    Added March 3, 2017
  • Smarter Summative Scores Available in ORS:

    The ORS system is now 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.

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

    Added March 29, 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 next scheduled maintenance window will be from 6 p.m. on Friday, May 19 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 21.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added May 2, 2017
  • Notice: The portal has been updated with a list of supported operating systems and web browsers for DeSSA for the 2016-2017 school year.

    The following pages on the portal have been updated:

    Secure Browser: http://de.portal.airast.org/browsers/

    Supported Browsers: http://de.portal.airast.org/supported-browsers/

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

    Added July 26, 2016
  • The new Secure Browser is available!

    For Fall 2016, installation of a new secure browser is required on each computer to be used for DeSSA assessments. The secure browsers for Windows and Mac are now available at http://de.portal.airast.org/browsers/.

    In preparation for the new secure browser, please uninstall the current version of the secure browser. This will avoid having multiple browsers present on the desktop.

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

    Added July 19, 2016
  • Upcoming System ORS Downtime

    Ahead of the upcoming score reporting of Smarter tests in the Online Reporting System (ORS), AIR will be taking the ORS system for a half day on March 28, beginning at 12 p.m. until 11 p.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.

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

    Added July 13, 2016

DCAS Science & EOC

  • 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
  • TEST WINDOWS OPEN: The following 2016-2017 test windows are now open:

    2016-2017   

    Test Windows

    Online Test Window Opens

    Online Test Window Closes

    DCAS – Alt1 March 8, 2017 June 1, 2017
    Smarter Summative ELA/Math (Grades 3-8) March 8, 2017 June 1, 2017
    DCAS Science (Grades 5,8 and 10) March 1, 2017 June 1, 2017
    Window 2: Algebra II and Integrated
    Mathematics III EOC
    March 29, 2017 June 1, 2017
    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
     

    Added March 3, 2017
  • 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 next scheduled maintenance window will be from 6 p.m. on Friday, May 19 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 21.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added May 2, 2017
  • Notice: The printable report from the Student Test Settings and Tools in TIDE has been updated. Only the Student Settings which have been changed from the default will now 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
  • 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: The portal has been updated with a list of supported operating systems and web browsers for DeSSA for the 2016-2017 school year.

    The following pages on the portal have been updated:

    Secure Browser: http://de.portal.airast.org/browsers/

    Supported Browsers: http://de.portal.airast.org/supported-browsers/

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

    Added July 26, 2016
  • The new Secure Browser is available!

    For Fall 2016, installation of a new secure browser is required on each computer to be used for DeSSA assessments. The secure browsers for Windows and Mac are now available at http://de.portal.airast.org/browsers/.

    In preparation for the new secure browser, please uninstall the current version of the secure browser. This will avoid having multiple browsers present on the desktop.

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

    Added July 19, 2016

DCAS-Alt1

  • 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
  • Additional Orders Information:

    The last day to submit late orders for DCAS-Alt1 materials will be on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

    To place additional order requests contact the DeSSA Alt Help Desk at 877.206.7039 or DeSSAAltHelpDesk@air.org

    Added January 24, 2017
  • 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 next scheduled maintenance window will be from 6 p.m. on Friday, May 19 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 21.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added May 2, 2017

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