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Student Information Systems

WebConect (Open Connect)

By late February 2011 schools and central offices will access mainframe applications (ATS, EIS) using an internet-based system called WebConnect, which will replace the current PCOMM application. 
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To run the webconnect application keep in mind the following:
  • Windows XP, or Windows 7 with IE 6, or higher.
    • Contact the DIIT Helpdesk (718.935.5100) if your workstation is not currently running on of these versions of windows.
  • Pop-up blockers must be disabled for the WebConnect application to function properly.
  • REMEMBER: When siging in just use your outlook username and password. Do not type 'CENTRAL\' before your userid.


  • Java 1.6.x – Java must be installed on a computer in order for WebConnect to function properly.
  • If Java is not installed, download it from
  • You may also use the Download option on the OpenConnect main menu found once you long into the application.

Automate the Schools (ATS)

Automate the schools (ATS) is a school-based administrative system which standardizes and automates the collection and reporting of data for all students in the New York City Public Schools system.
It provides for automated entry and reporting of:
  • Citywide student biographical data on-line admissions, discharges, and transfers attendance grade promotion pupil transportation and exam processing many other functions
  • School-based management component that supplies aggregate student data, human resources data, and purchasing information for use by school administrators and school-based management committees

Developed more than eighteen years ago using a mainframe database called Model 204 now through a webbased platform (see WebConnect). It is used almost exclusively by school main office staff and central staff.

  • ATS Wiki: Learn more about the functions and screens on the ATS Application

  • ATS Print: Our newer ATS print queue allows a user to released held reports and regenerate reports sent from the application. This too is web based.

RGCS Report

In ATS, enter job RCOS. This job will generate a list of how students in a specific cohort have performed on a Regents exam.

Enter the cohort graduation year in the first field.  For example, the students graduation this year are Cohort 2012.

Put a “Y” next to each exam you would like the report to run for.  You can select as many exams as you would like. This report cannot be downloaded, only printed.

Choose the sort option that will be let you examine the students. Sorting by grade level will quickly show you if there are any students on the cohort who have not sat for the test yet because they are not in the grade level of the rest of the cohort.


When this report prints, it will also contain disaggregated information by NCLB subgroups. 

Student Transcript Academic Reporting System STARS

STARS (formally known as High School Scheduling and Transcripts (HSST)) is a DOE-developed student scheduling and grade reporting application which standardizes and automates the collection and reporting of data for students in both High Schools and Middle Schools within New York City Public Schools. The system provides a school-based management component that supplies aggregate student data for use by school administrators and school-based management committees. Using both a web based and client component, schools define the scheduling methodology, create a class schedule, and schedule the students based on historical data and reports provided by the system. Grades submitted for the students are available through a myriad of reports including student report cards and transcripts. Transcripts generated from STARS can be used for college applications. Data from the system is available through exports that the schools can use to create customized reports and recently added functionality allows the schools to include student pictures in numerous reports. STARS allows the users to submit information to the system through a variety of methods including Windows based scanning, file uploads, automated data generation and manual input. Student scheduling is done with a local scheduling component that sits on the client PC. Online support is supplied by a dedicated website with documentation, user bulletin board and announcements. The scheduling process is made available to school administrators and programming personnel and reporting access is available to most school and central staff.
  • RUI Client software: Rich User Interface (RUI) Client software is the component of the STARS application only access from an administrative computer attached to the central domain. The new versions of the client software can be downloaded from the STARS sharepoint. This download is only available for users who have Program Chair Access and should only be done when that user logs into a client machine for the first time. Otherwise the software, once downloaded, will be found under "All Programs"-> "HSST Applications."



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Grade Reporting


Computerized data collection system to track the process students go through when referred for possible special education services Developed and implemented as a result of the 1979 Jose P. Federal Court decision Used predominantly by Special Education Administrators and Placement Officers Functions provided in CAP are slated to be replaced with SEC application (see next slide) Written in an early version of a mainframe database called IDMS

  • Learn more about CAP
  • Learn more about SESIS

Student Information Systems (SIS)