STISETSWeb MS User Manual

STISETSWeb MS User Manual
2011
STISETSWeb MS
User Manual
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Contents
Getting Started
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Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1
Opening Screen.......................................................................................................................... 2
Utilities Desktop ........................................................................................................................ 3
Employees ................................................................................................................... 3
Code Desktop .............................................................................................................. 4
Security Desktop ......................................................................................................... 6
Process Desktop .......................................................................................................... 9
Create Student Folder .................................................................................................. 9
Caseload Assignment ................................................................................................ 10
System Files .............................................................................................................. 11
Report Desktop ........................................................................................................................ 17
Reports ...................................................................................................................... 17
Sets Query ................................................................................................................. 17
Sets Query (Caseload) ............................................................................................... 20
User Desktop ........................................................................................................................... 22
Student Desktop....................................................................................................................... 23
Student Folder ........................................................................................................... 23
Process Manager........................................................................................................ 26
Documents................................................................................................................. 36
STIOffice Info ........................................................................................................... 37
Reports (Caseload) .................................................................................................... 38
Student Services ........................................................................................................ 39
Index
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Getting Started
Introduction
STISETSWeb is a browser-based Special Education data tracking system that
provides the Special Education professional with a comprehensive system for
achieving and maintaining compliance with the Special Education process for
students. Many state-specific forms are contained in this software. Since this
software is fully integrated with the information from the local school STIOffice
program, Special Education personnel may view Student and Guardian
Demographics, Entries/Withdrawals, Attendance, Discipline, Schedules, and Grades.
The basics of getting started with STISETSWeb should follow this order:
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Employees
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Users (Assign User Names, Passwords, and Security Groups)
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Create Folders (Assign Case Managers to Students)
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Change Case Manager (Only if a mistake was made in assigning Case
Managers)
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Caseload Assignment (Assigning OT, PT, Speech Therapist, etc.,
access to student records)
STISETSWeb features pre-loaded reports that will track due dates for IEPs, as well
as Re-Evaluation reports to determine continued eligibility. Additionally, an
STISETS Query tool is included. The Query tool allows the user to build custom
reports filtered by Student, Folder and Form information. Reporting includes both
school- and district-wide listings.
The security model is robust enough to secure access not only to different schools
and their respective menu options, but access can be locked down to the form level.
Because this program houses a district-wide database, teachers, service providers,
etc. may be given access to students in multiple schools. Therefore, when an
employee logs in to the program his/her entire caseload displays, regardless of the
employee’s relationship to the student.
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Since this document is intended to assist board office personnel as well as local
school personnel in implementation of STISETSWeb, certain sections may pertain to
specific employee duty assignments. The screen below is displayed when an
employee with administrative rights logs in to the program.
Opening Screen
The opening screen displays menu options based on an employee’s level of access to
the program.
An employee’s Username and Password may be secured from your System
Administrator. The screen on the previous page is displayed for staff members with
Administrative rights.
The opening screen below is a sample display for employees with Teacher rights:
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Login Info: Selecting this menu option allows the user’s password to
be changed.
Utilities Desktop
Clicking the plus sign by the Utilities Desktop from the menu tree on the left displays
all the sub-menus contained in the Utilities Desktop. Since all management options
are housed in the Utilities Desktop, only persons with Administrative or Manager
rights have access to the Utilities Desktop.
Employees
To access this menu option, expand the Utilities Desktop.
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Click this menu option from the menu tree at left to add staff members
to the employee file. The Search button allows locating previously
entered employees. There are two ways to enter employees. The
following steps demonstrate how to enter employees and set up
security.
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Clicking Insert allows entry of employees who are not included in
the local school STIOffice program. For example, the user may
wish to add psychometrists. Enter the appropriate information and
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click OK. Note: This option allows entry of the employee’s
demographic information, Username, Password and Security
Group.
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Clicking Import allows the user to import staff information from
the teacher file in the local school STIOffice program. This option
is provides a quick way to draw in staff demographic information.
After clicking Import, the user may search by School, Number,
Last Name or First Name. Enter the first few letters of the staff
member’s last name; then click Search. Highlight the desired
employee’s name and click OK. After editing information on the
screen, click OK. Note: This option does NOT allow entry of a
Username, Password or Security. This information must be entered
from the Users menu.
Code Desktop
The Code Desktop houses all codes used in the software. To access this menu option,
click the plus sign next to Code Desktop.
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District/State Codes: Currently these codes are the same. Codes
should be added to State Codes first, and then to District Codes. This
allows the user to link District Codes to State Codes. The only editable
codes in this menu are Areas, Staff Student Relationship and Staff Type.
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Locations: This editable code file is used in conjunction with Student
Services to specify where the service will be provided. All codes in the
Code Desktop are created/edited in the same manner. Locations are
used in the IEP W-2 Supplementary Aids and Services, Personnel
Supports in Regular Education form and the IEP W-5 SCD Related
Services and Special Factors form.
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To add a new code click Insert. After entering a Name,
Description and Expiration Date, click OK to save.
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To change an existing code, highlight the desired code and click
Change. After making changes, click OK to save the changes.
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To delete an existing code, highlight the code and click Delete.
Note: Any code that has already been assigned to students cannot
be deleted.
Service Types: Administrators may select this option to view the
various service types available in STISETSWeb. Service Types are
used in the IEP W-2 form.
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Service Frequency Types: Administrators may select this option to
view the various service frequency types available in STISETSWeb.
These codes are used in the IEP W-2 form.
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Service Type Cross Ref: Administrators may select this option to
cross reference Service Categories with Service Types.
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Goal Bank Set Up: Administrators may select this option to set up
Goal Bank information. This information is used in the IEP W-3a and
3b forms.
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To add a new Goal Bank Type code, click Insert on the left of the
screen. After entering a Code and Description, click OK to save.
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To change an existing code, highlight the desired code and click
Change. After making changes, click OK to save the modified
information.
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To delete an existing code, highlight the code and click Delete.
Note: The user cannot delete codes that have already been assigned
to students.
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To add Goal Type Information codes, highlight the Goal Bank
Type in the left column and then click Insert from the right
column. After entering Grade Level, Description and Strand, click
OK to save.
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Goal Type Information codes may be changed by clicking the
Change button.
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Goal Type Information codes may be deleted by clicking the
Delete button.
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Click the Benchmarks button to add Benchmark information to
the selected Goal Type. The Insert, Change and Delete buttons
operate the same on this screen as on previous screens.
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Security Desktop
All user security rights are based on user groups, NOT individuals.
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Groups: To access this menu option from the menu tree click the plus
sign beside Security Desktop; then click Groups. This menu option
has a two-fold purpose.
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To create a new group, click Insert. After entering a name and
description, click OK. For example, a group called Counselors
may be created and then given access only to the referral form; or a
group called Psychometrists could be given access only to the
eligibility form. Users may be added to this group by highlighting
the group name in the left box and clicking Members. At the next
screen highlight any desired name(s), click Add and then click
OK. Multiple names may be selected by holding down the Ctrl key
while clicking on each name.
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Another purpose of the Groups menu is to add users to existing
groups. To do this, highlight the name of the group in the left box;
then click Members. Users may be added or removed by
highlighting the desired name and clicking the appropriate option,
either Add or Remove. Then click OK to save the changes.
Four security groups come pre-installed with the software. It is
recommended that these groups not be changed. Additional groups may
be created to accommodate other security needs.
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Administrators: Have full access to the software in all schools in
the district.
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General Ed Teacher: Use of this group is optional. To activate
this group, select Utilities Desktop | System Files. Checking
Create Gen Ed Caseload automatically creates caseload
assignments for Gen Ed teachers right after the Scheduled Student
Update runs. This means that any General Ed teacher who teachers
a Special Ed student will have view-only rights to the student’s
Special Ed record.
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Managers – Have full access to all menu items for their
individual school. The only menu option this group does not have
access to is the Edit Permissions menu. In other words, Managers
have full control over student records in their school, but only their
school (by default).
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Teachers – Have full access only to students on their caseload
(by default).
Users: To access this menu option from the menu tree, click the plus
sign to the left of Security Desktop; then click Users. Previously
created users may be displayed on the screen. This option allows users
to be created from the Employee File. If security groups have been
assigned, the group(s) will display in the right box as the user name is
highlighted in the left box. To display all current users, click in the Last
Name field, press the space bar once and then press the Enter key. (This
three-step process will display any data type, such as students, staff
members, codes, etc.).
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Insert: Selecting this option allows creation of a new user. After
clicking Insert, click the blue plus sign to locate a staff member
from the Employee file. After highlighting the desired employee’s
name, click OK. Then enter the User Name, Password, and
Confirm Password. Click OK, check the appropriate Group(s) in
the box at right and then click Save.
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Change: Selecting this option allows a password to be changed.
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Delete: Selecting this option allows deletion of a user.
Effective Permissions: To access this menu option from the menu
tree, click the plus sign next to Security Desktop. The purpose of this
menu option is to view permissions of a specific user. No changes are
allowed on this screen.
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Object Types: Click the down arrow to select an Object Type
(School, Form Type or Menu Item).
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Groups: Click the down arrow to select the desired Group.
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Load: Click Load after the desired Group is selected to display
that group’s Effective Permissions.
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Edit Permissions: To access this menu option, from the menu tree
click the plus sign next to Security Desktop. Only employees with
Administrative rights may access this menu option. This option allows
editing of rights/permissions for previously created Groups.
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Object Types: The three Object Types refer to different types of
access options.
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School: Displays all schools in your district, with the option to
add or remove school(s) access for the selected Group.
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Form Type: Displays all forms with the option to add or remove
access to any or all forms. Selecting the checkboxes at the top of
each column controls the access options vertically. For example,
clicking in the Full Control checkbox at the top of the first column
grants full control over ALL forms. You may remove full access to
a specific form by removing any of the individual checkboxes in
the Full Control column. For example, if a group needs access
only to the Referral Form, place a checkmark by that form in the
Full Control column.
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Menu Item: Displays all the menu items that are listed in the
menu tree on the left side of the screen, with the option to add or
remove access to any menu option for the selected group.
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Process Desktop
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To access this menu option, click the plus sign next to the Utilities
Desktop; then select Process Desktop. This menu provides a view of all
processes contained in the software. No changes are allowed. As a
particular process is highlighted in the left box, the right box displays
all the forms contained in that process.
Create Student Folder
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To access this menu option, click the plus sign next to the Utilities
Desktop; then select Create Student Folder. A folder should be
created to track all students who enter any phase of the Special
Education process. The student folder houses dates to be monitored for
compliance. These fields will auto-populate from forms that are
completed in the program. Perform the following steps to create a
student folder:
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After selecting Create Student Folder from the menu tree on the
left, the screen below will be displayed. The person logged into the
program is by default automatically listed as the Case Manager. To
change this default to the appropriate Case Manager click in the
Assign Case Manager field to display the blue plus sign. Click on
the plus sign to look up the desired staff member. Enter the last
name of the staff member and click Search. Highlight the staff
member’s name and click OK.
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Enter the last name of the student in the Last Name field. Then
click Search.
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After highlighting the name of the desired student, click Import.
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The student folder will be displayed. Now when the case manager
of this student logs into the program, he/she will have full access to
this student’s record.
Caseload Assignment
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To access this menu option, click the plus sign by Utilities Desktop and
then select Caseload Assignment. The purpose of the Caseload
Assignment section is to create the relationship(s) different staff
members have to a particular student. The student listed at the top of
the screen is the student you will be working with. A staff member may
be associated with a student in multiple ways. For example, a Special
Education teacher may also provide a related service for a child. All
assignments are accomplished here except assignment of a Case
Manager. This assignment is done in the folder.
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Click Insert to add a staff member to the selected student’s record.
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Click the ellipsis button to locate the desired staff member.
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Enter the last name of the staff member and select Search.
Highlight the name of the desired staff member and click OK.
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Change: Selecting this option allows the user to change a staff
member’s relationship to the selected student.
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Delete: Selecting this option allows the user to delete a staff
member from the selected student’s Caseload Assignment.
System Files
The System Files menu houses several options that enhance the operation of the
software. To access this menu click the plus sign to the left of Utilities Desktop; then
select System Files.
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Daily Student Update
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Schedule Student Update: Checking this option allows
STISETSWeb student demographic data to be updated on a regular
basis from the STIDistrict database.
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Scheduled Time: The user should enter the time as HH:MM [a.m. or
p.m.]. For example: If 2:30 A.M. is entered, this would indicate that
every morning at 2:30 a.m.., the system will refresh the Special
Education student information with the latest changes that occur in
STIOffice (in correspondence with STIDistrict). The time entered here
should always be AFTER the nightly STIOffice upload.
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InformationNOW WebServices URL
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Synchronize Now: Click this button to manually update the
InformationNOW demographic data in STISETS.
Miscellaneous Setting
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Show Student SSN: This allows for students’ Social Security
Numbers to be hidden (unchecked) or displayed (checked) within the
STISETS.
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Inactivity Timeout: Inactivity Logout time may be set here, for up to
15 minutes. If no activity takes place in the software after the specified
number of minutes, the software automatically logs the user out.
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Child Count Date: Enter the appropriate Child Count date in the
Child Count Date field. Select the Save Tab feature to save the date in
the program.
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Take Snap Shot: Selecting this icon creates a Snapshot of the Child
Count Data.
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Delete Snap Shot: Click to delete a snap shot. The user will then be
able to select the Child Count Snapshot to be deleted.
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Security Policy Settings
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If desired, an administrator may set restrictions on passwords.
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Password Expiration Days: This allows for a password to
expire in a given number of days. For increased system security,
users may wish to set the system to require password modification
every 30 to 90 days.
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Remembered Passwords: This is a setting that allows several
previously used passwords to be remembered. Users cannot use the
same password once their password expires.
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Lockout Minutes: This indicates the number of minutes for
which a user may attempt to sign on. If a user tries unsuccessfully
to log in for this amount of time, the system will lock that user’s
account. The user will then need to go to the administrator to have
his/her account unlocked.
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Lockout Threshold: This is the number of times a user may
attempt to log in with an incorrect password. If a user tries
unsuccessfully to log in for this number of times, the system will
lock the user’s account. The user will then need to go to the
administrator to have his/her account unlocked.
Delete a Student
Occasionally it becomes necessary to delete a student. For example, a Special
Education Folder may have been created by mistake for a student. Deleting a student
from the STISETSWeb database does not delete the student from the STIDistrict
database; the only record deleted is the student’s Special Education Folder record.
Note: You may not delete any student who has completed Special Education forms.
To access this menu, click the plus sign next to Utilities Desktop; then select Delete
a Student.
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Students may be searched by School, Status, Student Number, Last
Name, or First Name.
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After the desired criteria have been entered, click Search.
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Highlight the name of the student to be deleted and click the Delete
button on the lower right.
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After deletion, the program takes you back to the User Desktop.
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Remember, you have deleted the Folder record only, not the entire
student record.
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Mass Assign
This utility is used to change relationships from one staff member to another.
Typically it is used at the start of school or end of year when students are moving
from schools or grades. This process is not looking at Active or Inactive Special Ed
students; it looks at all Special Ed students. Two steps are used to complete this
process. The user must first decide which students are to be moved from their current
teachers. Secondly, the user should decide which teacher will receive these students.
To mass-move a caseload or relationship, the following steps are necessary:
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In Find Students, you may search: School, Grade, LRE and/or
Exceptionality for the students to be moved.
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An advanced search option is available on the right side of the screen
called Having. This is an ideal tool for instances when a teacher’s entire
caseload is to be moved to another teacher. In the Having search, you
may search for the staff member currently servicing the student and
what relationship that staff member has to the student.
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Once you have fulfilled the search criteria, click the Search button.
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Notice there is one more search option called Assign To. Use this
feature to define the staff member to whom the selected students are to
be assigned. The relationship must be defined as well. DO NOT click
Assign at this point.
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Select the student(s) from the search box at the bottom of the screen.
When the box(es) beside the appropriate student(s) have been checked,
click Assign.
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Continue this process until all students have been moved to the
appropriate staff member.
Archive Students
This feature is provided to allow users to file away students who are no longer
receiving services in a district. Since school districts are required to retain student
files for several years after the students leave, the archive feature eliminates the need
to perform daily routines on these student records. The Archival process is typically
an End of Year procedure. The basic action performed during this process is the
selection of students followed by the mass-exiting of the selected students.
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Note: To select multiple students, hold down the Shift key on the keyboard and click
each one. Also note that Archiving automatically changes the Exit Reason.
Archiving does NOT change the status of the student folder.
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First search the students as done previously.
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Check the non-STIOffice checkbox to select students who are not in
STIOffice Program.
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Click Search to continue.
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Continue to the Archive Students box. Select the Exit Reason. The Exit
Date displays the current date.
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Check the box next to each applicable student’s name.
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After all students have been selected, click OK.
Un-Archive Students
This utility is used to bring students back from Archived status. It is recommended
that this procedure only be used as the Special Education director has outlined within
your district.
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First locate the students to Un-Archive.
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Select the appropriate school and grade.
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Enter several letters of the student’s last name and/or first name to
search.
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Click in the checkbox to un-archive a student or click in the checkbox
to the right of Un-Archive to select all students. To select multiple
checkboxes, hold down the Shift key on the keyboard as you check
each box.
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After all boxes have been selected, click the Un-Archive button to the
right of the search results field.
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Critical Student Information
This tool should only be used by a System Administrator. Since this tool allows the
user to change STISETSWeb information to match the same information in
STIOffice, the person making the changes must verify the information in STIOffice
before making any changes in STISETSWeb. WARNING:
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Before changing student information, please make sure you are
authorized to do so.
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Make sure the data is correct in STIOffice.
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Any changes made may get changed back on nightly update.
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If you are unsure of the consequences and/or the use of this form,
please contact STI Support.
Change Case Manager
To access this menu, click the plus sign to the left of Student Desktop. This option
allows the user to change a student’s Case Manager. Only users with Administrative
or Manager rights will have this option.
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To change a Case Manager, begin by selecting a student.
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Select Student Desktop | Change Case Manager. After selecting
this menu option, the user may search by School, Last Name or First
Name. Enter the desired criteria and click Search.
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Once the desired employee name is highlighted, click Select.
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Report Desktop
A variety of reports are pre-loaded in the program. Adobe Acrobat Reader (a free
download) is required for report generation. Only users with Manager or
Administrative rights will have access to this menu. The difference in this menu and
the one with the same name under Student Desktop is this Reports menu allows
listing of all students in an entire school or district, whereas the Reports menu under
Student Desktop only allows reporting for students on a particular teacher’s
caseload.
Reports
To access this menu option click the plus sign by Reports Desktop from the menu
tree at left; then select Reports.
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Highlight the desired report on the left side of the screen.
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If appropriate, select filter Options.
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Click the down arrow to select the Output Format.
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PDF brings up Acrobat Reader.
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RTF brings up Microsoft Word.
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XLS brings up Excel Spreadsheet.
Click Print to preview the report before printing.
Sets Query
This is the area designed to allow Administrators and Managers to build reports
based on school-wide or district-wide listings. There is also a SETS Query
(Caseload) that allows teachers to build the same custom reports for students on their
caseloads. While the query is being built, a display of the report organization will
appear at the bottom of the STISETS Query screen. This allows users to see how the
report will be laid out. All reports generated from Sets Query are live reports,
meaning you may click on any student’s name on the print preview screen and that
student’s folder will display. The following information will guide users through
creating a report. Our example report will list all students whose IEP specifies that
they will take the Biology Assessment. The report will also include Last Name, First
Name, Grade, Gender, Age and Race.
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School: The user may select from the drop-down list the particular
school for which one is attempting to build a report. The user may also
select the All Schools option to build a report.
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Report Title: A report title may be entered in the appropriate text
field. Our example title will be Mississippi Demo District Students
Taking the Biology Assessment.
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Xml, Htm, Txt: Choose the format in which the report will be
generated by clicking the desired bullet box next to the Xml (used for
trouble-shooting); Htm (Web page format); or Txt (text format)
headings. Our example will be in Htm format.
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Totals Only: Selecting this checkbox will yield a report generating
totals only.
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Active Only: Selecting this checkbox will yield a report including
active students only.
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Counts: Selecting this checkbox will display counts at the bottom of
the screen based on the criteria selected.
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Report Name: Use this text box to name the file and load or save it.
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Run: Click this button when you are ready to run the report.
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Load: Selecting this option allows the user to load a previously saved
report.
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Save: Selecting this option saves the report
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New: Selecting this option clears all fields, preparing the screen for a
new report.
There are three headings which contain a myriad of text fields and drop-down boxes
the user may apply to the report.
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Student Fields: Enter data in the desired text fields to include
information pertaining to the Student Fields in the report. Select the
check box to include the information in the report. Our example query
will include Last Name, First name, Grade, Gender, Age, and Race.
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Folder Fields: Enter data in the desired text fields to include
information pertaining to the Special Ed. Fields in the report. Select the
checkbox to include the information in the report. Our sample report
will include Case Manager Last Name and LRE Name.
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Form Fields: Enter data in the desired text fields to include
information pertaining to the Form Fields in the report. Select the
check box to include the information in the report.
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Form: Click the down arrow to select a specific form. For our
example, select IEP W- 4 Assessment Participation.
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Field: Click the Ellipsis button to display the dialog box for
selecting form criteria. For our example, select:
Run: Click this icon to run the report. The resulting report is shown
below. Selecting Group Break allows grouping by grade, teacher,
school, etc.
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Sets Query (Caseload)
Unlike the previous Sets Query, this query is designed to build user-defined reports
based ONLY on an employee’s caseload. An employee who has been assigned a
security role of Teacher will use this report option after login.
Since the functionality of Sets Query (Caseload.) is the same as Sets Query, the user
may refer to the SETS Query section of this guide.
Saving and Loading Queried Reports
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After a report has been created using SETS Query, the report may be
saved and loaded for use again. The following steps demonstrate how
to save and load the report.
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After running the report and closing the print preview screen, select
Save.
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Select whether this report will be Public (meaning other employees
may access this report) or Private (meaning only the person who
created this report has access).
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The report has been saved for future use. To load this saved query,
click Load. After loading, this report is ready for previewing/printing.
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User Desktop
In the STISETSWeb User Desktop users will see their caseloads populating the
Student Number, Last Name, First Name, Relationship, LRE, Special Education
Status, Exceptionality, School, DOB, Age, Gender, Race and Grade fields. When an
employee with teacher rights logs in to the program, the opening screen displays the
User Desktop. A user’s caseload consists of students who are associated by way of
case management, Special Education service and/or related service.
When the user opens the program, the student demographic section of the screen will
not be populated with data until a student is selected. After a student is selected, not
only is that student’s information displayed at the top of the screen, but all Special
Education processes that have been assigned to the student will be displayed. The
screen has been prepared for working with the student’s forms, like a canvas ready
for painting.
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To select a student, double-click on the student‘s name.
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Record of Access: This is a convenient feature that was added to
track persons who access a student’s record. When anyone other than
the Case Manager accesses a student’s record, it is automatically
logged here. Clicking Insert allows the user to log other persons
accessing the record.
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Processes: Clicking here allows the user to access any Processes
assigned to the selected student.
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Folder: Clicking here allows quick access to the selected student’s
folder.
Student Desktop
Because the Student Desktop houses student records, Special Education teachers
maintain those records here. This area of the software is essentially the teacher’s
work place. Since all processes and the forms necessary for completion in each
process are housed in this area, teachers can track Special Education students as they
move from referral to eligibility to IEP development.
Student Folder
Housing the most current date information on students, this feature is accessed by
clicking the plus sign to the left of Student Desktop; then selecting Student Folder.
The student folder houses dates to be monitored for compliance. These fields will
auto-populate from forms that are completed in the program.
Basic tab
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Status: Click the down arrow to select a status of Active, Contracted,
Delete, Inactive, In-State, Not Eligible, Referred, Out-of State or
Referred.
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Active refers to all students currently receiving Special Education
services.
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Active/Referred refers to all students who are currently receiving
Special Education Services but are being referred for another
reason.
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Contracted refers to students who services are contracted.
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Delete refers to students whose status is Delete.
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Direct refers to all students whose services are provided directly in
the Special Education classroom.
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Inactive refers to all students who have left the school/LEA.
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In-Direct refers to students whose services are provided in the
general education classroom.
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Not Assigned refers to students who have not been assigned a
status category.
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Not Eligible refers to all students who have been determined not
eligible for Special Education services.
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Referred refers to students who have been referred but not yet
determined eligible for Special Education services.
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Teacher of Record: The name of the teacher who will be responsible
for maintaining this student’s Special Education record will be
displayed in this field.
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Exceptionalities: Click this link to enter the student’s
exceptionality(s)
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LRE: Click the down arrow to select the student’s Least Restrictive
Environment.
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Primary Language: Click the down arrow to select the student’s
Primary Language.
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Date Enrolled in District for Special Ed Services: Enter the
most current date the student began receiving Special Ed services in
your district. (Note: This date is NOT the student’s attendance
enrollment date.)
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Initial Placement Date: Enter the student’s Initial Placement Date.
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Temporary Services: Enter the date on which the student was
placed on Temporary Services if applicable.
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Developmental History: Enter the Developmental History date.
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School SAT: Enter the School SAT date.
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DSAT: Enter the DSAT date.
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Referral Date: Enter the student’s Date of Referral.
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Parent Rights: Enter the most current date Parent Rights were
explained/issued.
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Request for Due Process: Enter the Request for Due Process Date
if applicable.
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Date of Eligibility: Enter the date eligibility was determined.
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Re-Evaluation Date: After the Date of Eligibility is entered, the
software automatically calculates the Re-Evaluation Date, three years
minus one day.
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IEP Begin Date: Enter the IEP Begin Date.
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IEP Annual Review Date: Enter the IEP Annual Review Date.
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Instructional Intervention Documentation: Enter the appropriate
date.
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Elementary/Secondary Teacher Narrative: Enter the appropriate
date.
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Parent Invitation to LSC Meeting: Enter the appropriate meeting
date.
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Notice of Initial Evaluation: Enter the appropriate date.
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Psychological Report Date: Enter the appropriate date.
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Psychological Report Date Expires: After the Psychological
Report Date is entered, the software automatically calculates this date
as three years minus one day.
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Date: Enter the date on which the student enrolled in Special
Education.
This training guide does not list an explanation of appropriate information that
should be entered in each field. These procedural questions should be directed to
your Special Education Director.
Basic Continued tab
The following screen displays information from the Basic Continued tab in the
folder.
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Other Programs: Click to checkmark appropriate program.
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Homeless
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ESY=Extended School Year
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ESL=English as a second language
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Migrant
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ESS=Extended School Services)
Resourced:
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Self-Contained: Click to checkmark whether the student is SelfContained.
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Student Representative: Enter the name of the Student
Representative.
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Student Representative Relation: Enter the relationship of the
student representative.
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Enter the remainder of date field information as appropriate.
User Defined Evaluation:
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Type of Evaluation – Click the down arrow to select the Type of
Evaluation.
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Date – Enter the appropriate date of the evaluation.
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Days to Expire – Enter the number of days the evaluation will
expire.
Medicaid tab
Select appropriate information on the Medicaid tab.
Process Manager
This feature allows the user to view and manage all processes assigned to a student.
A process is defined as a group of forms that should be completed in a specified
period of time. There are five buttons located on the left side of this screen. Working
on all forms follows the same procedure. To access the Process Manager, click the
plus sign beside Student Desktop, then click Process Manager. Generation of the
IEP form will be used as an example.
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Insert allows the user to attach a new process to a student.
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Delete allows the user to delete a process from a student’s file if no
forms have been completed in that process.
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Deactivate allows the user to delete a process. You may deactivate a
process with open or completed forms, but BE CAUTIOUS in using
this option. THIS PROCESS IS IRREVERSIBLE! Once a record is
deactivated, it writes that a process has been deactivated to the Record
of Access. Only users with Manager rights have access to deactivate a
process.
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Complete allows the user to finalize a process AFTER all required
forms have been completed. After a process has been completed, the
description of the Complete button changes to Re-Open.
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Re-open allows a user to return to forms or processes that have been
previously completed.
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The Forms button will display all forms that are associated with the
highlighted process. When this button is selected, the forms will appear
on the left side of the screen.
Generating an IEP
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Selecting a Student: From the User Desktop, select a student by
double-clicking on the student’s name.
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Assigning a Process: Select Insert from the Process Manager
menu.
The next screen provides a drop-down list displaying all processes.
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Click the drop down arrow and select IEP.
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Then click OK.
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Locating the Forms in the IEP Process: After highlighting the
IEP Process, click the Forms button at the lower left to display all
forms contained in this process.
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Working on Forms in the IEP Process: All forms required in the
IEP Process will be displayed on the screen. A colored square icon
displays to the left of each form. On the opening screen all forms have
a white icon beside them until the form is opened. As forms are
modified, the icons will change color. Resting the mouse on any icon
displays a descriptive Tool/Tip. Icons are color-coded as follows:
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Green: Designates that s form is Open. The form is in draft
(Open) status; changes are allowed.
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Red: Designates a Completed form. No changes are allowed
except by creating an Amendment (Addendum).
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White: Designates Not required for process completion.
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Blue: Designates Open (Amendment). This is a previously
completed form with an Amendment.
File Menu: Located in the upper left corner of forms, this menu is
displayed after a process is opened. The following are options from the
File menu:
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Save Changes – F10: Allows the user to save information on a
form. You may also press F10 to save information on a form. If
you try to exit a screen before saving information the following
warning message will be displayed:
If you have NOT saved the information, you should select Cancel before exiting the
screen. Clicking OK allows exiting the screen without saving the information.
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Reseed Data: Allows the user to update data on a form. After a
saved form is re-opened, any additional information entered in the
STIOffice program will automatically transfer to this form from
the Special Education Folder.
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Cancel Changes: Allows the user to cancel changes made to a
form.
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Complete Form: Allows the user to mark a form as Complete.
No changes will be allowed after this option is selected except by
Amendment. Required fields (those with red diamond icons) must
be completed before this option is selected. Errors will prompt the
user to enter required information before completing the form.
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Print to PDF: Allows the user to open a form in a .PDF format
for printing.
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Print Process: Opens a screen allowing the user to print all or
part of the forms in a process.
Edit Menu: The following list of options are available from the Edit
menu:
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Check Spelling: Select this option for spell-checking, or press
F7.
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Show Form Indicators: Allows visually impaired users to see
the status of each form in a process.
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View Audit Trail: This feature allows access to the edited
versions of a form by date.
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Exit Form: Allows the user to exit a form.
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Add Form: As forms are needed throughout a process, they may
be added by selecting this option. A list of the forms in the process
will be displayed.
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Remove Form: Allows the user to delete the highlighted form if
it is not a required form on the process.
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Move Form: Allows the user to move a Completed form from an
incorrect process to the correct process. This option should not be
used to copy last year’s IEP to the current year. This is for use in a
situation where a form has been completed for the wrong process.
Note: To move a form from one process to another, the form must be in both
processes. The user must open the incorrect form and select Edit | Move. A screen
will display all of the processes this form may be moved to. Simply click on the
correct process and the form should be moved.
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Create Amendment: An amendment may be created to adjust
data on a completed form.
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Annotate Process: Allows the user to record commentary on
the forms in a process.
IEP W-1 Summary of Performance in the Current Education
Program: Click on the text, IEP W–1 Summary of Performance in the
Current Educational Program in the light blue area on the left of the
screen. Notice that the icon changes color from white to green.
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Scroll down the screen to enter appropriate information on this
form.
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As information is entered on this form, select the File menu and
then click Save Changes (or press the F10 key) to save the
information.
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After all required information has been completed on this form,
select File and then click Complete Form. Notice the color of
the icon to the left of the form changes to red, meaning this form is
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locked and changes may only be made by creating an Amendment
(Addendum).
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IEP W-2 Supplementary Aids and Services, Personnel
Supports in Regular Education: To access the next form in the
IEP/Annual Review Process, click on the text in the light blue area of
the screen. The link in blue text Click Here for Services allows entry of
Supplementary Aids and Services. Entry of service information will be
as follows:
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Click on the link Click Here for Services.
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The next screen will be displayed. There are three tabs for Student
Services: Related Services, Modifications/Accommodations, and
Supports for Personnel. Each of these tabs follows the same
procedure.
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Scroll down the screen to enter appropriate information on this
form.
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As information is entered on this form, select the File menu and
then click Save Changes (or press the F10 key) to save.
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After all required information has been completed on this form,
select File and then click Complete Form. Notice the color of
the icon to the left of the form changes to red, meaning this form is
locked and changes may only be made by creating an Amendment
(Addendum).
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IEP W-3a Measurable Annual Goal: Scroll down the screen below
to complete appropriate information.
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IEP W–5 SCD Related Services and Special Factors: Time will
not permit all IEP forms to be covered in this training session. We are
selecting a cross-section of forms, to demonstrate the functionality of
STISETSWeb Follow the same procedure to work on this form as in
the previous forms. All forms are completed by scrolling down the list
of forms in the light blue area of the screen.
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Click on the link Click Here for Services.
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The next screen will be displayed. There are three tabs for Student
Services: Related Services, Modifications/Accommodations and
Supports for Personnel. Completing information on each of these
three tabs follows the same procedure.
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Highlight the appropriate tab. For our example, we will highlight
Related Services.
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Click Insert.
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After entering appropriate information, click OK to save. Notice
there are red and/or blue diamond icons by certain fields. Red
means the field is required and has NOT been satisfied. Blue
means the field requirement HAS been satisfied.
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Insert: Click this button to insert a new service.
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Change: To change an existing service, highlight the service and
click Change.
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Delete: To delete a service, highlight the service and click
Delete.
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Complete: To complete a service, highlight the service and click
Complete. Note: No changes are allowed after a service is
completed.
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Tasks: Click here to enter tasks for the highlighted service. This
area is a log of all the tasks performed for the selected student.
After clicking the Tasks button, the following screen will be
displayed. You will not be able to perform a task until your
Administrator or Manager gives you rights.
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Insert: Click here to enter a new task.
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Change: To change an existing task, highlight the task and click
Change.
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Delete: To delete an existing task, highlight the task and click
Delete. Note: Deletion of completed tasks is not allowed.
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Complete: After completing appropriate information click here to
complete the task. No changes are allowed after a task has been
completed.
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After entering appropriate information, click OK to save.
Note: Before entering tasks, it is recommended that an Administrator set up the
credentialing information for the staff member from Utilities Desktop |
Employees | Serv. Type. This will insure that the staff member is credentialed to
perform the designated service.
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Closing out the Tasks screen takes you back to IEP Section C.
Creating an Amendment to the IEP: The purpose of an
Amendment (Addendum) is to make changes to a previously completed
IEP. Creating an Amendment creates a draft copy of the original form
for editing. The LED icon to the left of the form remains blue until the
Amendment has been completed. The original version of the form may
be viewed by selecting View Audit Trail from the Edit menu. You do
not have to create a second instance of a form to modify your existing
IEP. Follow these steps to create an Amendment:
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Step 1: Open the completed form that needs editing.
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Step 2: Select the Edit menu.
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Step 3: Select Create Amendment.
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Step 4: The form is ready for editing. Notice the icon changes
color from red to blue. As long as the icon remains blue, changes
are allowed.
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Step 5: After making necessary changes, you may complete the
amended form by selecting Complete Form from the File menu.
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Printing the IEP: There are two options for printing the IEP. Select
one of the following from the File menu:
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Print to PDF: This option allows the user to print a single
selected (highlighted) form.
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Print Process: Select this option to print ALL the forms in a
process or multiple SELECTED forms in a process. Multiple forms
may be selected by pressing the Ctrl key and then clicking on each
desired form to highlight it. Click OK to continue. A preview of
the form will be displayed on the screen. The process may then be
printed by clicking the printer icon at the top of the screen.
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After all required forms in the IEP Process are complete, select
Student Desktop | Process Manager. From this screen click the
Complete button. If all required forms have been completed, a date
will be displayed in the column labeled Close Date.
Documents
On the Documents screen, the user may Insert, Change, Delete or Download
documents. These documents are saved in the database on the district server. Access
this menu by clicking the plus sign by Student Desktop, then click Documents.
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Insert: Click here to add a document that is not already pre-installed
with STISETSWeb.
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Change: Highlight the document; then click here to change an
existing document.
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Delete: Highlight the document; then click here to delete a document.
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Download: Highlight the document; then click here to download a
previously uploaded document.
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Fill out the appropriate text fields in order to have your file added and
uploaded. Then click OK. Notes mat be entered in the Notes field even
without uploading a document.
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The uploaded file may be downloaded by selecting the Download
button. At the next screen, click Open to view the attached file.
STIOffice Info
As stated in the overview to this guide, a variety of non-Special Education
information is available in STISETSWeb. This up-to-the-minute data is drawn from
STIDistrict and may be viewed by clicking the menu under STIOffice Information on
the left side of the screen under the Student Desktop menu. The following types of
data may be selected:
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Bear in mind that all information drawn from STIOffice is read-only in
STISETSWeb. Any changes to this data must be made from within the STIOffice
application. An upload must occur in order for student information to be updated
(schedule, guardian information, grades, etc.).
Reports (Caseload)
The report listings in this menu are designed specifically for teachers, allowing
listings for students on each teacher’s caseload. From a teacher login, select
Student Desktop | Reports (Caseload). To generate any of these reports,
follow the same steps demonstrated in the section “Report Desktop” on page 17 of
this guide.
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Student Services
To access this menu, select Student Desktop | Student Services. Notice that
the Insert button is dimmed on this screen. Student Services are entered in the IEP
forms W-2 and W-5 . This area of the software is intended for viewing services and
entering Tasks (Service Logs).
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Sets Query (Caseload) 20
STIOffice Info 37
Student Desktop 23
Student Folder 23
Student Services 39
System Files 11
Index
U
User Desktop 22
Utilities Desktop 3
C
Caseload Assignment 10
Code Desktop 4
Create Student Folder 9
D
Documents 36
E
Employees 3
G
Getting Started 1
I
Introduction 1
O
Opening Screen 2
P
Process Desktop 9
Process Manager 26
R
Report Desktop 17
Reports 17
Reports (Caseload) 38
S
Security Desktop 6
Sets Query 17
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