Quickly understand high school student social-emotional competence by capturing student voice with education’s most researched, strengths-based, nationally-normed assessment, the DESSA, now available in a mobile-friendly, digital self-report for high school students.
With Aperture 9-12, you can:
Take the DESSA— education’s most well-respected social-emotional assessment— receive immediate results and research-based personal intervention strategies, in addition to setting and tracking personal goals. All through a gamified, self-guided system.
Capture real-time student voice data, easily identify trends in competency gaps and students in need of Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports, and assign and track research-based intervention strategies to students in need.
Use custom and intuitive reporting to quickly understand the social-emotional competence of their high school students to make better decisions for implementing strategies and new initiatives district- or school-wide.
How it works
Students begin by logging into the Aperture Student Portal and taking the DESSA, known for its strong foundation in research. It takes an average of 7 minutes to complete.
Upon completing the DESSA, students are engaged with instant feedback on 8 social-emotional competencies.
Students can easily explore each competency to understand their specific strengths and growth opportunities.
They can also set personal SMART goals to aid in their learning and growth and develop a sense of agency.
Optionally, students can connect to advocates (teachers, counselors, parents, or mentors) who can help them achieve their goals.
Administrators can log into Aperture to view important data and insights around student social-emotional competence, trends across groups of students, and to provide strategies to groups of students.