Important Announcements Regarding DeSSA

All Archived Announcements

  • Reminder:

    DCPS Winter test window closes on Friday, February 24, 2017.

    All Transition Tasks must be entered and submitted in the SEI by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 24th

    Added February 9, 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
  • 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
  • Alt1 Materials Arrival Notice:

    On-time orders for DCAS-Alt1 materials placed by January 6, 2017 will arrive in districts by Monday, February 22, 2017.

    Added January 24, 2017
  • Additional Orders Information:

    Late orders for DCAS-Alt1 materials will begin on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The last day to order additional 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: 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 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
  • DCAS-Alt1 In-Person Training Events:

    Full-day DCAS-Alt1 Spring 2017 trainings will be held in Dover at the Smyrna State Service Center in early February and mid-March, 2017. Registration for this course is now available in PDMS under course number 2191. The following sections are currently available:

    • Wednesday, February 2: section #44041
    • Thursday, February 3: section #44042
    • Thursday, March 16: section #44043
    • Friday, March 17: section #44044
    Added December 5, 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, Mar 3 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Mar 5.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added February 3, 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

    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
     

    Added October 28, 2016
  • 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: 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

Students & Families

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Smarter ELA & Mathematics

  • 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, Mar 3 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Mar 5.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added February 3, 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

    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
     

    Added October 28, 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 Science & EOC

  • 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: 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 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
  • 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, Mar 3 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Mar 5.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added February 3, 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

    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
     

    Added October 28, 2016
  • 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: 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

  • Alt1 Materials Arrival Notice:

    On-time orders for DCAS-Alt1 materials placed by January 6, 2017 will arrive in districts by Monday, February 22, 2017.

    Added January 24, 2017
  • Additional Orders Information:

    Late orders for DCAS-Alt1 materials will begin on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The last day to order additional 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
  • DCAS-Alt1 In-Person Training Events:

    Full-day DCAS-Alt1 Spring 2017 trainings will be held in Dover at the Smyrna State Service Center in early February and mid-March, 2017. Registration for this course is now available in PDMS under course number 2191. The following sections are currently available:

    • Wednesday, February 2: section #44041
    • Thursday, February 3: section #44042
    • Thursday, March 16: section #44043
    • Friday, March 17: section #44044
    Added December 5, 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, Mar 3 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Mar 5.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added February 3, 2017

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