Smarter English Language Arts and Mathematics

Smarter English Language Arts and Mathematics

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Smarter Digital LibraryComing Soon

The Digital Library is an online collection of resources aligned to the Common Core State Standards and that support K–12 teachers in their use of the formative assessment processes to adjust teaching to improve student learning. The library has collaboration features that allow users to rate materials and share their expertise with educators across the country.

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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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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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Smarter ELA & Math ResourcesComing Soon

Access Smarter ELA and Mathematics manuals, training materials and reference documents.

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Teacher Hand Scoring SystemComing Soon

Provides scorer access to student responses for reviewing, scoring, and entering scores.

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Assessment Viewing ApplicationComing Soon

View Smarter interim assessments for administrative or instructional purposes.

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AIR Ways ReportingComing Soon

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

Welcome!

Use this site to access resources, receive updates, prepare for the administration of assessments, and administer test sessions.

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, 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
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