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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DeSSA Portal DomainOct 13, 2021
During the summer of 2020, the DeSSA portal moved to the cambiumast.com domain to align with the new Cambium brand. A redirect was placed so any user accessing the airast.org domain would be redirected to the new cambiumast.com domain. The redirect will expire on October 31, 2021.
Release of the new Secure Browsers for the 2021-2022 school yearAug 3, 2021
The Secure Browsers for the 2021-2022 school year are available to download from the DeSSA portal at the Secure Browsers page for installation on Windows, macOS, iPadOS, Linux, and Chrome OS. Districts can begin downloading the secure browsers at any time.
CAI System Summer Downtime ScheduleJul 26, 2021
To prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, CAI will be updating CRS, TIDE, TDS, and AVA. The start of each downtime will begin at 12:00 a.m. and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on the days indicated.