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.
To run the webconnect application keep in mind the following:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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