Select Your DESSA
Comprehensive System Package

Is your organization not a school or a school district? Contact our team for pricing.

Package
Training Options
Assesments
Resources
Reports
Time-Saving Features

Single School

starting at $1,500/yr
Support & Self-Paced Training Package

Support & Self-Paced Training Package

Included with a single school purchase

  • 24/7/365 access to our Support Portal
  • Live webinars covering the following:
    • Prepping Your System (90 mins)
    • DESSA Team Training #1: Introduction to the DESSA System (90 mins)
    • Rater Training #1: Introduction to the DESSA System (60 mins)
    • DESSA Team Training #2: Using Data to Drive Instruction (90 mins)
    • Rater Training #2: Using Data to Drive Instruction (60 mins)

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Unlimited Use Of:

DESSA-Mini 1-Minute Universal Screener
(useful for progress monitoring)
DESSA for K-12
or
DESSA-SSE (for K-5 Second Step™ users)

Access to hundreds of SEL growth strategies and SEL practices

DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE

On-Demand Data:

Student-Level Reports
Classroom-Level Reports
Site-Level Reports
Site-Level Data Export

Workflow Automations
Conditional Assignments
Real-Time Reports

Multi-School

Minimum Order Size Applies
Select from Web-Based or On-Site Training Packages

Web-Based Training Package
$1,500/year

Required with a multi-school purchase

  • Dedicated Client Success Specialist
  • 24/7/365 access to our Support Portal
  • Live, custom webinars, including:
    • Planning Your Program (30 mins)
    • Prepping Your System (90 mins)
    • DESSA Team Training #1: Introduction to the DESSA System (90 mins)
    • Rater Training #1: Introduction to the DESSA System (60 mins)
    • DESSA Team Training #2: Using Data to Drive Instruction (90 mins)
    • Rater Training #2: Using Data to Drive Instruction (60 mins)

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Optional Upgrade: On-Site Training Package
$7,500/year

  • Dedicated Client Success Specialist
  • 24/7/365 access to our Support Portal
  • Live, custom webinars, including:
    • Planning Your Program (30 mins)
    • Prepping Your System (90 mins)
  • On-site workshops covering:
    • DESSA Team Training #1: Introduction to the DESSA System (3 hours)
    • Rater Training #1: Introduction to the DESSA System (60 mins)
    • DESSA Team Training #2: Using Data to Drive Instruction (3 hours)
    • Rater Training #2: Using Data to Drive Instruction (60 mins)
Download On-Site Overview

Unlimited Use Of:

DESSA-Mini 1-Minute Universal Screener
(useful for progress monitoring)
DESSA for K-12
or
DESSA-SSE (for K-5 Second Step™ users)

Access to hundreds of SEL growth strategies and foundational SEL practices

DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE

On-Demand Data:

Student-Level Reports
Classroom-Level Reports
Site-Level Reports
Site-Level Data Export
All-Sites District Report
Program-wide Data Export

Assessment Workflow Automations
Conditional Assignments
Real-Time Reports

District

Minimum Order Size Applies
Select from Web-Based or On-Site Training Packages

Web-Based Training Package
$1,500/year

Required with a multi-school or district-wide purchase

  • Dedicated Client Success Specialist
  • 24/7/365 access to our Support Portal
  • Live, custom webinars, including:
    • Planning Your Program (30 mins)
    • Prepping Your System (90 mins)
    • DESSA Team Training #1: Introduction to the DESSA System (90 mins)
    • Rater Training #1: Introduction to the DESSA System (60 mins)
    • DESSA Team Training #2: Using Data to Drive Instruction (90 mins)
    • Rater Training #2: Using Data to Drive Instruction (60 mins)
DOWNLOAD WEB-BASED OVERVIEW



Optional Upgrade: On-Site Training Package
$7,500/year

  • Dedicated Client Success Specialist
  • 24/7/365 access to our Support Portal
  • Live, custom webinars, including:
    • Planning Your Program (30 mins)
    • Prepping Your System (90 mins)
  • On-site workshops covering:
    • DESSA Team Training #1: Introduction to the DESSA System (3 hours)
    • Rater Training #1: Introduction to the DESSA System (60 mins)
    • DESSA Team Training #2: Using Data to Drive Instruction (3 hours)
    • Rater Training #2: Using Data to Drive Instruction (60 mins)
Download On-Site Overview

Unlimited Use Of:

DESSA-Mini 1-Minute Universal Screener
(useful for progress monitoring)
DESSA for K-12
or
DESSA-SSE (for K-5 Second Step™ users)

Access to hundreds of SEL growth strategies and foundational SEL practices

DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE

On-Demand Data:

Student-Level Reports
Classroom-Level Reports
Site-Level Reports
Site-Level Data Export
All-Sites District Report
Program-Wide Data Export
Assignment Monitoring Report

Assessment Workflow Automations
Conditional Assignments
Real-Time Reports
Single Sign On (SSO)
Automated SIS Updating
Data Export Automation

Additional Feature Specific To Package
Lisa Micou

Lisa Micou

“The DESSA has been an invaluable part of our district’s social-emotional learning (SEL) initiative. It has helped us shift from having independent pockets of excellence to meeting the needs of all students and creating better citizens.”

— Lisa Micou, intervention and training specialist for SEL, Chesterfield County (VA) Public Schools
Dave Adams

Dave Adams

“Assessment is a cornerstone of our work in Social Emotional Learning at the Urban Assembly. The DESSA has helped our teachers, parents and students create a common language in order to set and achieve goals around social emotional growth and development.”

— Dave Adams, Director of Social Emotional Learning, The Urban Assembly
Kirk Lowis

Kirk Lowis

“For funding, it’s been amazing to be able to provide the data to show donors and granting organizations what we’re doing and that we have results. It’s a reliable measure and we love it!”

— Kirk Lowis, Portage Community Center (MI)
Committee for Children

Committee for Children

“We recommend the DESSA-SSE as a customized way to score and track changes in social and emotional competence in Kindergarten through Grade 5 students quickly and easily.”

— Committee for Children, Creators of the Second Step Program

 

Campbell Jensen-Robilliard

Campbell Jensen-Robilliard

“The ease of implementation has certainly been a standout. A streamlined approach to providing insight on students’ development is very valuable. We also find that a student’s social/emotional development is intricately related to many other aspects of their school life (including academic achievement), and so having this information available provides another dimension to a student’s presentation that can be highly informative.”

— Campbell Jensen-Robilliard, Counselor and Educational Psychologist, Newington College (AU)
Lori Vollandt

Lori Vollandt

“Evidence shows Second Step works to teach skills, but the DESSA-Second Step Edition fine tunes the implementation, so each student is able to maximize the experience as we prepare them for excellence both academically and socially.”

— Lori Vollandt, English Teacher Los Angeles Unified School District (CA)

Trusted By Hundreds Of Districts And Organizations In Thousands Of Schools, After School Programs And Community Sites

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Purchasing FAQs

Take a look at a few of the most commonly asked questions about purchasing the DESSA Comprehensive SEL System. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact an Aperture Partnership Manager.

We have compiled a variety of resources to help you write a successful grant application to fund the DESSA Comprehensive SEL System. Visit our funding page. Also feel free to contact an Aperture Partnership Manager for assistance.

The minimum number of licenses is dependent on the package that you select. There is a minimum of 250 licenses for our basic package. However, you can assess each student as many times as you desire throughout your year-long subscription. For clients who desire to assess 100-200 students, contact a Partnership Manager regarding the possibility of a two-year deal. For clients who desire to assess a number smaller than 100 students, we like to suggest the paper assessment option from our parent company Apperson. Visit the Apperson store.

There are options regarding discounts for research accounts. Please contact the Partnership Manager in your area to discuss a discount further.

Cost is very dependent on your school district size, how many sites you desire to utilize the DESSA System in, and how many students you would like to assess. If you desire to assess a single site, select the order form in the first column. If you desire to assess in more than a single site, talk with a Partnership Manager about the best option for your needs.