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.

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

Announcements

  • 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
    Paper Pencil Window: DCAS Science (Grades 5,8,10) and DCAS EOC March 29, 2017 April 13, 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: 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: 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
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