3Table of Contents Overview of Child Assistance Program (CAP) Student Evaluation ScreenDetail Placement ScreenGeneral Inquiry ScreenRelated Service Student Information ScreenOverview of the Special Education ProcessReferralsProgram RecommendationStudent PlacementCAP / ATS Class CodesFirst Attend DatesCase CloseDischargesOverview of ATSStudent Data ScreensATS Reports MenuStudent Information SystemSpecial Education Component (SEC)
4Overview of CAP What is CAP The Child Assistance Program (CAP) is an automated on-line system that tracks students through the referral, evaluation and placement process and the delivery of services to students (ages 3 to 21). CAP provides data to the budget office for allocation of special education teachers, related service providers and assessment personnel. CAP also provides data for federal, state and medical claims. Information on students with disabilities, classes and schools is available to the field by accessing the on-line inquiry screens.
5Security Levels Gives users different functionality Inquiry only AccessAllows users to browse student recordsSpecial Education School AdministratorsData Entry AccessAllows users to update student recordsIEP TeamSchool PsychologistSocial WorkerIEP Clerical Support StaffCommittees on Special Education Support StaffIntegrated Service Center Special Education Support Staff
6Browsing the Student Evaluation Inquiry Screen (SE) Displays the current and prior assessments and recommendation (Refer to the CAP Code Handbook for Code descriptions)
7Browsing the Detail Placement Inquiry Screen (DP) Displays current and prior placement and pupil change information (Refer to the CAP Code Handbook for code descriptions)
8Browsing the General Inquiry Screen (GI) Displays current and prior case closing, recommended Related Service and parent contact information (Refer to the CAP Code Handbook for code descriptions)
9Browsing the Related Service Student Information Screen ( RI) Displays current and prior recommended Related Services (RS), RS status and provider information
11Overview of the Special Education Process Initial ReferralRequires steps at the Committee of Special Education (CSE) officeRequires steps at the School once the Referral has be receivedTimeline/ Compliance
12Overview of the Special Education Process ReevaluationsA Reevaluations must be conducted once every three years, except if, upon review of existing data and the student’s individual needs, the school district and the parent agree in writing that such reevaluation is unnecessary. Reevaluation will not occur more than once a year unless the district and parent agree otherwise.
13Overview of the Special Education Process Annual Reviews A student’s IEP must be reviewed annually and a referral is therefore not requiredTimeline/ Compliance
14Program Recommendation (Refer to the CAP Code Handbook for available program recommendations) At the IEP meeting, the IEP Team determines if the student has a disability and requires special education services.The type and intensity of services and supports are identifiedThe type of environment in which special educations services should be deliveredThe appropriate service languageOther determinations are made
15Student PlacementFollowing the development of a student’s IEP and a recommendation for special education services , a site for the student to attend and receive SE services must be arranged.A Final Notice of Recommendation (FNR), indicating the school the student will attend and any special services they will receive is sent to the parent.
16Special Education Programs ServiceCAP Program CodeDescriptionRelated Service OnlyRSThe student receives a service or services such as: Counseling, Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Vision Education Services, Hearing Education Services or Health ServicesSpecial Education Teacher Support ServicesSTThis program provides direct services to students to support their academic success in the general education environment. This service can be provided both in or outside the classroom.Collaborative Team TeachingTTThis is an integrated service through which students with disabilities are educated with age appropriate peers in the general education classroom with both a general education and special education teacher assigned.Special Class ServicesSESpecial Class Services serves students with disabilities whose needs cannot be met within the general education class, even with the use of supplementary aids and servicesDistrict 75SSSpecial Class in a Specialized School serves students with disabilities whose needs cannot be met within the regular community school.
25(Refer to the CAP Handbook / ATS Discharge Code Chart ) DischargesSE students should be not discharged in CAP before they are discharged in ATS.Some ATS discharges are not applicable for a special education student and should not be entered in CAP. For example, students discharged in ATS with a reason code 06 or 08 (Discharge to Private/Parochial school) should not be discharged in CAP. These students are entitled to SE services in their Private and Parochial school.(Refer to the CAP Handbook / ATS Discharge Code Chart )
26The ACP ProjectATS (Automate the Schools) and CAP (Child Assistance Program)The current link between the ATS and CAP systems makes possible the sharing of 14 data elements common to both the ATS and CAP systems. These data elements are shared for all students who are active on the ATS database and on the CAP system. This means that when one of these elements is entered or changed on either system, that entry or change will be reflected in the exact same manner in the other system. For example, if a pupil accounting secretary changes a student’s address in ATS, that change will automatically appear in the CAP system. The converse would also be true. The fourteen common data elements are:Student InformationLast NameFirst NameDate of BirthSexPlace of BirthESLEthnicityAddressPhone NumberGuardian InformationRelationship CodeThe link will also permit the immediate assignment of the NYC student identification number for all students entered into the CAP system who are new to the New York City public school system.
27ATSAutomate The Schools (ATS) is the school-based administrative system used by all New York City public schools. It has many functions, including recording biographical data for all students, handling admissions, discharges, and transfers to other schools, and recording other student-specific data, such as exam scores, grade levels, attendance, and immunization records. It also provides aggregate student and human resources data to school administrators
28STAT Screen – First screen that appears when you log on Gives an overall view of your school
33Special Education Reports in ATS (RSER) PROFILE New York City Public Schools :00:00REPT Special Education Reports ATSUSER==> RSER1 RGFM Form G/ Class Profile Form RART Articulation Report3 RSPE Testing Mods Report (CAP) R201 Incomplete Evaluation Report5 RFAD First Attend Date Report RSHL D75 School Holdover Report7 RSCP SE Promotion Criteria Rept R326 Annual Review Needed Report9 R313 Placement Auth. Report R671 Students Awaiting Site11 R672 Students Awaiting Consent R674 Awaiting 1st Attend Report13 RACP CAP / ATS Discrepancies RSEP Eval/Placement Report15 R214 Students Needing Triennials 16 RP12 Grade 12 Students Report17 RSPD SE Student Detail Report
34Student Information System Special Education System (SEC)
35Useful Links Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOPM ) SE Student Information System & SEC Applications https://ats.nycboe.netSystem Access Request FormsProfessional Development - Protraxxhttps://www.protraxx.com/scripts/ezcatalogny/Login.aspx?CustomerID=77