A strength-based, nationally standardized, valid and reliable tool created specifically for high school.
Why Should I Use the DESSA-HSE?
Research-Based: The DESSA-HSE is both nationally standardized and norm-referenced. In addition, it exceeds the recommended standard for rater reliability and assessment validity. For more specific information, visit our DESSA 101 page.
CASEL Aligned: Aperture Education’s 8 social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies are directly aligned to the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) highly-regarded five SEL competency framework.
Multi-lingual: The DESSA-HSE is provided in both English and Spanish, serving all raters – including families – who may not speak English as a first language.
Personalized Use: Along with access to the DESSA-HSE, users also have access to the full suite of growth strategies and foundational practices, as well as 24/7 system support and a team of dedicated implementation personnel. This ensures that each users experience is efficient, yet personalized.
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