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General information about Smarter Balanced Assessments for Math and ELA, including assessment components, summative blueprints, content specifications, Item specifications (CAT/PT).
General information about Smarter Balanced Assessments for Math and ELA, including assessment components, summative blueprints, content specifications, Item specifications (CAT/PT).
2018-2019 Smarter Performance Standards /core/fileparse.php/2667/urlt/CutScoresMathELA2017.pdf
2018-2019 Performance Standards for Smarter Summative Math and ELA/Lit Assessments.
Online Test Translated Directions 2018-2019 /core/fileparse.php/2667/urlt/OnlineTestTranslatedDirections.zip
This zip file contains all translated test directions associated with Designated Support 4.09. 
You will access the Practice tests and find information about the Practice and Training Tests.
Smarter Non-Embedded Glossaries 2018-2019 /core/fileparse.php/2667/urlt/SmarterEnglishPPGlossaries.zip

This zip file contains all the “Smarter Translations (glossaries) – non-embedded” needed to provide Designated Support 4.08. After you download the zip file, double-click on the zip file. You will find glossary folders for Smarter Paper Pencil tests organized by Smarter ELA and Smarter Math tests:

  • Smarter ELA Paper Pencil Glossaries
  • Smarter Math Paper Pencil Glossaries
DeSSA Online Error Messages /core/fileparse.php/2667/urlt/DeSSA_System_Error_Messages1718.pdf
This document lists error codes and messages that may appear during online testing. The English and Spanish messages for each code are listed. Unchanged for 2018-19.
Printing Batch Student Score Reports /core/fileparse.php/2667/urlt/PrintingBatchInstructions-1.pdf
This document outlines how anyone at a school administrator or district level can batch print score reports.

Use the Accessibility Guidelines documents to plan for all Delaware System of Student Assessments (DeSSA) to take place in the 2019–2020 school year.

Note that all Accessibility Manual Appendices (forms, protocols, and request forms) can be accessed as stand-alone documents on the DOE portal.