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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.

  • August 12, 2019 – Release of the new Secure Browsers for the 2019-20 School Year

    The Secure Browsers for the 2019-20 school year are available to download from the DeSSA portal at https://de.portal.airast.org/secure-browsers.stml for installation on Windows, Mac OSX 10.9 and higher, Linux, and Chrome OS.  Districts can begin downloading the secure browsers at any time.  Please contact the DeSSA Help Desk if you have any questions.

    Added August 12, 2019
  • June 25, 2019 – Smarter Balanced Interims reporting change

    Starting in the 2019–20 school year, student results for the Smarter Balanced Interims will no longer be reported in ORS and will only be reported in AIRWays Reporting. ORS will continue to be the reporting location to access student results for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment.

    Added June 25, 2019
  • July 1, 2019 – AIR systems summer downtime schedule

    To prepare for the start of the 2019–20 school year, AIR will be updating AIR systems including TIDE, TDS, ORS, AIRWays Reporting, and AVA. The start of each downtime will begin at 12:00am and will end at 11:59pm on the days indicated, unless otherwise noted. These updates will occur on the schedule below.

    SY18-19 Smarter Balanced Interim Availability Ends

    Friday, July 18 – Last day the Smarter Balanced Interims will be available

    AIRWays Reporting Summer Downtime

    Wednesday, July 31 at 8:00am -  Sunday, August 4 at 9:00pm

    TIDE Summer Downtime

    Wednesday, August 21 - Monday, August 26

    Tuesday, August 27 – TIDE go-live for SY19-20

    TDS, ORS, and AVA downtimes will be determined soon and will be added to the portal.

    Added June 25, 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, June 14 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added June 13, 2019
  • ORS Downtime: The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline 6 p.m. on Friday, March 22 until 11 p.m. on Monday, March 25 for system enhancements related to the 2018-2019 school year. All other systems access through the DeSSA portal will be available during this ORS downtime.

    Added March 21, 2019
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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.