Products and Solutions

Our social and emotional learning solutions provide high quality, practical tools for schools, districts, and out-of-school time organizations that serve youth in grades K-12.

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 in over 2,300 schools and organizations. It includes features that will save educators time while providing tools and data to help administrators make informed decisions. The DESSA System is used by schools and organizations across the United States and in a number of other countries, both in-school and out-of-school.

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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 almost half of our team having previous experience as educators, you can rely on high-quality and relevant opportunities for your staff.  We provide training and support on a variety of topics and are continuously expanding our expertise to meet your needs. Our options include:

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