DCAS Science and EOC

DCAS Science and EOC

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TIDEComing Soon

View information on users authorized to administer DCAS, Smarter, and DCAS-Alt1 tests, as well as student information and their default test settings.

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Test AdministrationComing Soon

Create and manage test sessions.

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Online Reporting SystemComing Soon

View results and information on the testing progress for students in the school.

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Educator TrainingComing Soon

Access materials to train administrators and teachers on DeSSA administration procedures and how to interpret DeSSA reports.

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Data Entry InterfaceComing Soon

Enter student responses for paper-and-pencil testing and obtain student scores.

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Practice & Training TestsComing Soon

Access tests for students to practice in their grade-level subject areas and to train on the various item types on DCAS and Smarter online tests.

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DCAS Science & EOC ResourcesComing Soon

Access DCAS Science and EOC manuals, training materials and reference documents.

Welcome!

Use this page to access DCAS Science and EOC resources and applications.

Announcements

  • 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, June 30 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 2.  The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added May 2, 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
  • 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
     

    Added June 2, 2017
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