Assessment tools for psychologists and educators



The DESSA Comprehensive System is comprised of two innovative rating scales designed to screen, assess, guide intervention planning, monitor progress, and evaluate outcomes related to social-emotional competence and resilience of students grades K-8.

The two-part system designed to help school and after-school program staff promote the healthy social-emotional development of all children. First, use the universal screener, the DESSA-mini, to evaluate all children in your class. Then administer the DESSA to those children identified as at risk for social-emotional difficulties. The DESSA is a thorough assessment of social-emotional competencies that provides a variety of tools to chart and communicate results, monitor progress, and evaluate outcomes.

devereux student strengths assessment (Dessa)


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