Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

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

    Added October 12, 2018
  • 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, October 12 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, October 14. The DeSSA portal and all systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be offline during this window.

    Added October 4, 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
  • Notice: The Test Administration site and Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) will have downtime to prepare for SY 2018-2019. These systems will be up at the opening of the Smarter Interim Test Window on September 5, 2018. AIRWays, ORS, TIDE, and the Student Practice Test Site are all currently live on the DeSSA Portal.

    Added August 30, 2018
  • Notice: Secure Browser Version 10.4

    The Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux Secure Browsers for the 2018—2019 school year are now available. This new version of the secure browser is required for all 2018—2019 online test administrations.

    Please download the current version of the secure browsers for Windows, Mac and Linux at

    Note: Both iOS and Chrome secure browsers have been updated and are available in the App Store and in the Google Play Store, respectively.

    Added August 22, 2018

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