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This portal is your source for information about the Delaware System of Student Assessments (DeSSA). Use this site to access Smarter ELA and Math applications. Please check back often for the latest news about DeSSA.

Recent Announcements.

  • Chrome v72 Issue: AIR is working closely with Google to address an issue with Chrome OS v72 that prevents AIR from supporting it for online testing. Until this issue is resolved, AIR is asking all Chromebook users to hold off on updating their devices to the newest version if they have not already. If you have any additional questions, please contact the DeSSA Help Desk at 1-877-560-8331 or email DeSSAHelpDesk@air.org.

    Added February 13, 2019
  • 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, February 8 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, February 10. The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added February 1, 2019
  • December 6, 2018 – New Secure Browser for MacOS (Action required)

    AIR found a security issue during the testing of the latest version of MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) and MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra). Everyone running on MacOS must update to the new Secure Browser 10.6 to resolve this issue. This new browser will work on all versions of MacOS that are currently supported (10.9+) and will be available for download on Friday, December 7.

    As of December 21, 2018, the 2017-18 AIR Secure Browser will no longer be supported for state assessments. Technology Coordinators will need to ensure that the Secure Browsers are updated to the new 2018-19 version, which can be downloaded at https://de.portal.airast.org/secure-browsers.stml.

    Added December 6, 2018
  • Notice: The Online Reporting System is available again. The grade 8 Smarter Summative Math rescore has been completed.

    Added October 12, 2018
  • ORS Downtime: The Online Reporting System will be down as the grade 8 Smarter Summative Math rescore is completed. This system will be down for approximately one week.

    Added September 25, 2018
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Welcome to DeSSA!

This portal is your source for information about the Delaware System of Student Assessments (DeSSA). Use this site to access Smarter ELA and Math applications. Please check back often for the latest news about DeSSA.