Grades K-8. The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment Mini (DESSA-mini) is a series of four, equivalent, 8-item behavior rating scales accompanied by an innovative Ongoing Progress Monitoring Form. The DESSA-mini can be used to screen for and monitor progress in the acquisition of social-emotional competencies. The DESSA-mini can be completed by teachers or staff at schools and child-serving agencies, including after-school, social service, and mental health programs.
The DESSA-mini Kit includes:
- DESSA-mini manual
- 25 copies of each of the four DESSA-mini forms (Form One, Form Two, Form Three, Form Four)
- 25 copies of the Ongoing Progress Monitoring Form
- Nylon carrying case
The DESSA-mini is part of a comprehensive system that supports universal screening, assessment, intervention planning, progress monitoring, and outcome evaluation in the social-emotional domain. It has been designed to help schools meet emerging social-emotional learning standards.