Access to CAI Network Diagnostics Tool RestoredSep 28, 2022
The CAI network diagnostics tool used to confirm network bandwidth is operational and accessible through the Secure Browser or the practice test site via a standard browser.
2022-2023 Designated Supports and AccommodationsSep 23, 2022
TIDE is currently configured to limit Designated Supports and Accommodations to students with a SPED value in TIDE other than None or Regular-Ed. The configuration will be updated in early October to enable supports for students flagged affirmatively for EL, General Ed with Supports, or 504 Status within TIDE. Once the update is completed, District Test Coordinators/District Administrators, District Accommodation Managers, and School Test Coordinators/School Administrators will be able to set supports for students that have any of these four attributes flagged in TIDE.
Interim Test WindowSep 12, 2022
The English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA) and Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB) are available as of September 12, 2022. The last day to administer the interim assessments will be July 28, 2023.
2022-2023 TIDE Now LiveAug 29, 2022
The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) is now live for the 2022-2023 school year. The TIDE User Guide and Training Module provide guidance on how to access TIDE, manage student test settings and rosters, and monitor test participation and completion. The guide also provides instructions on managing users and filing appeals. If you have any difficulty accessing or using TIDE, please contact the DeSSA Help Desk.
Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment WindowAug 10, 2022
The 2022-2023 Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments (ICA/IAB) will be available starting on 9/12/2022 and remain available through 7/28/2023. The tests will be accessible through the Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) during the same time period.
The Secure Browsers for the 2022-2023 School Year Are Available for DownloadAug 5, 2022
The Secure Browsers for the 2022-2023 school year are available to download from the Delaware System of Student Assessment (DeSSA) portal for installation on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and Chrome OS. Districts can begin downloading the secure browsers at any time.
TIDE DowntimeAug 5, 2022
TIDE is currently being configured for the 2022-2023 school year. As a result, TIDE will not be fully available to the field for the duration of 10 days, from August 15 to August 28. Please expect to encounter TIDE access issues during this time. We recommend that users refrain from accessing TIDE during the scheduled downtime to avoid access issues until August 29. Please contact the DeSSA Help Desk with any questions.
Paper/Pencil Summative Test Window Closes April 29 and DEI Closes May 5Apr 27, 2022
The window to administer paper/pencil tests to students ends on April 29. All paper/pencil test responses must be entered into the data entry interface (DEI) by May 5. Paper/Pencil test materials must be returned no later than May 13.
Test Delivery System Downtime- June 10-12Jun 6, 2022
The CAI Test Delivery System (TDS), including access to AVA and the Smarter Balanced Interim, Practice, and Training tests, will be unavailable starting Friday evening (6/10) until Sunday morning (6/12). TDS will be unavailable during that time to support implementation of system updates.
DeSSA ELA and Mathematics Score Data is Now Available in CRSApr 25, 2022
Score data for the spring 2022 DeSSA ELA/lit and mathematics summative assessments is now available for tests that were completed and submitted by students 10 or more business days ago. If you have system related questions, please consult the CRS Summative User Guide or contact the DeSSA Help Desk.