Administering the Devereaux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA)
Mon, Oct 3 1:52pm

The DESSA is a strength-based Social Emotional Screener (grades K - 5) that asks questions about areas of social-emotional functioning including decision making, relationship building, confidence, and others. This tool is completed by your child's teacher. The purpose of this assessment is to strengthen our understanding of their needs and our ability to support them. A few weeks after your child has completed this assessment, your child's teacher may share the overall composite score of the screener.

The results of this screener will not be included on report cards, will not have any impact on grades, and will not be used to make any diagnostic or evaluation decisions. 

We will be implementing the DESSA beginning October 17th, 2022.

If you would like to opt your child out of this screener please email your child's teacher indicating so.