Products and Solutions

The DESSA Comprehensive SEL System, DESSA suite of assessments, and Professional Development make up high quality, practical solutions for schools, districts, and out-of-school time organizations for youth K-12 grade.

The DESSA Comprehensive SEL System

Aperture Education’s award-winning DESSA System is used for large-scale screening, assessment, and intervention of social-emotional competence. It includes features that will save educators time while providing tools and data to help administrators make important decisions. The DESSA System l is used by hundreds of schools and organizations nationwide both in-school and out-of-school.

Learn More





DESSA Suite of Assessments

The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is the cornerstone of the DESSA System. Grounded in science and paired with practicality, the DESSA is a tool educators trust for actionable data without sacrificing instructional time. The psychometrics of the DESSA are rigorous. It has been nationally normed and standardized, providing accurate and reliable results. The DESSA Suite of Assessments includes the following variations:


Professional Development

With a team of over 20% previous educators, our trainers provide high-quality professional development opportunities for your staff.  We offer a variety of topics and are always expanding our expertise to meet you with quality content you need to keep your staff learning and growing. Our options include:

  • Half and full day on-site training
  • Webinars and virtual trainings
  • On-site and remote technical assistance
  • Implementation planning
Learn More

Interested in exploring the DESSA System?

Take a tour of our system!

Explore the DESSA System