APPA Resource Library

STARS Programmers

2021-2022 Programming and Grading Guide - DOE document with steps for programming for ES, MS and HS

STARS Admin Complete Session: (86 minutes): Great review for middle school programmers of all features of STARS Admin, recorded Microsoft Teams session from 8/25/2021

STARS Classroom Complete Session: (86 minutes). Comprehensive review for elementary schools of features of STARS Classroom including new Grade Entry feature for elementary schools and Copy Subject Properties feature, from Microsoft Teams session recorded on 8/24/2021

STARS Classroom and STARS Admin Set Up Marking Periods and Generate Report Cards: (73 minutes): Complete recording of a session from 10/18/2021 which reviews setting up marking periods, generating report cards, using the new Historical Report Card and Grade Entry features in STARS Classroom, and more.

Videos: Quick snippets that you can use for reference

STARS Classroom Introductory Video (2.5 minutes)

STARS Classroom: Turning on Basic Subjects for Elementary School (5 minutes)

Using the STARS-SESIS Program Services Report (8 minutes)

Summary of some of the most frequent issues we see in the STARS-SESIS program services report and how to use the attached template to filter, find, and solve these issues.

STARS Classroom: Individual Student Programming. (3 minutes)

This is generally only used for students who are mainstreamed as per their IEP into a different classroom for the entirety of a subject. An Individual Student Record entirely replaces the connection between the student and their 'official ATS class homeroom teachers' for that subject.

Programming Computer Science for STARS Admin MS/ES (1 minute) and for STARS Classroom ES (1 minute)

Creating SETSS Records: same process, ES and MS/HS (3 minutes)

SETSS records should almost always be PIPO (Push In, Pull Out records) in STARS Classroom. The record should be with the subject that is indicated on the IEP (usually ELA or Math) and Push In if the IEP states "General Ed location" or Pull Out if the IEP states "Separate Location."

Finishing Touches for MS in STARS Admin After Finalizing (3 minutes)

After finalizing your master schedule in Client, don't forget about these important closing steps, including Teacher/Email reference and Section Properties, especially important for Special Education, ENL/Dual Language, and Computer Science.

Data Specialists

Navigating DOE Systems: (90 minutes) - A review of ATS, Student Profile, Insight, and STARS

Boroughwide Data Specialist Series Session 1 - Oct 27 (100 minutes) - A review of DOE data systems, screeners, with a breakout session in the middle, and closing with a review of a Progress Monitoring Tool