DESSA-mini: Social and Emotional Development Assessment
A strength-based, nationally standardized, valid and reliable tool for screening and progress monitoring of social-emotional competence that can be completed in under 1 MINUTE.
In a recent study, students in the Need for Instruction range on the DESSA-mini at the beginning of the school year were
4.5 TIMES MORE LIKELY
to commit a serious behavioral infraction by the end of that school year, compared to their peers. The DESSA-mini can help identify students with a Need for Instruction and intervene before challenging behaviors occur, using only 8 strength-based items.
The DESSA-mini has been selected as part of a comprehensive list of approved Health and Wellness assessments for use in Kindergarten in the state of Texas. This list was created to ensure that all public and charter schools select assessment instruments that are scientifically valid and reliable, user-friendly, and are a comprehensive assessment of the specified area.
If you are interested in bringing the DESSA System to your program, fill out the form below and an SEL Account Executive will contact you with more information.
FREE Webinar on the DESSA-mini!
Looking for more detailed information about DESSA-mini? Watch our webinar, brought to you by our Director of Sales & Business Development, Marc Kirsch. In this webinar, Marc will walk you through the basics – including when and why you should use the DESSA-mini vs. the full DESSA.