Practice & Training Tests

Practice & Training Tests

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TA Interface Practice and Training SiteComing Soon

The TA Interface Practice and Training Site is for the use of authorized Test Administrators only and cannot be accessed by students. This training tool allows TAs to become familiar with both user interfaces (TA and Student) before administering the DCAS.

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Student Interface Practice and Training SiteComing Soon

The Student Interface Practice and Training Site includes training and practice tests to help students familiarize themselves with the DCAS. You must use either Firefox or the secure browser to access the Student Interface Practice and Training Site. Other browsers, such as Internet Explorer, will not work.

Welcome to the Practice and Training Sites!

Use the Training and Practice Test sites to become familiar with the online testing system.

Practice tests are a snapshot of the assessed content standards. Not all standards that are assessed on the Smarter or the DCAS are represented in a practice test. The practice test is not intended to be used as a predictor of success on the Smarter or the DCAS.

Please see the Parent Guide to Accessing the Practice and Training Tests Site for a brief explanation of how to access the student Practice and Training Test Site at home using either the secure browser or a supported Mozilla Firefox browser.

Announcements

  • 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
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