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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.

  • January 19, 2021 – TIDE downtime 

    The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be offline from Thursday, February 4 to Friday, February 5 for the TIDE 13.1 release. All other systems accessed through the DeSSA portal will be available during this TIDE downtime.

    Added January 19, 2021
  • September 11, 2020 – TIDE Go-Live

    TIDE is now available for the 2020-2021 school year. The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) has replaced their Single Sign-On from Identity Management System (IMS) to ClassLink. The process to access ClassLink is outlined in the TIDE User Guide. Upon logging in, if you do not have access to TIDE please contact your District ISO. 

    Added September 11, 2020
  • September 11, 2020 – Interim Assessment Window

    The Smarter Balanced English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA) and Interim Assessment Block (IAB) testing window will go live on September 14, 2020. The Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments will be available for remote testing. The DOE 2020 Quick Guide to Administer Interim Assessments Remotely provides information on how authorized users may start a test session and how students may access the assessments. Please refer to the Remote Administration Checklist prior to starting a test session. It is required to complete the Smarter Interim Test Administrator Training (PDMS Course 24649) prior to administering any interim assessment. The last day to administer the interim assessments remotely will be July 16, 2021.  

    Added September 9, 2020
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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.