SESIS Overview

Touro College
Graduate Studies in Education and Special Education
Course Resources for 
SpEd 602 Introduction to Teaching Students with Disabilities
An Overview of Special Education Supports Information System (SESIS)
During the 2010-11 school year, the NYC DOE will be implementing the Special Education Student Information System (SESIS), a new special education data management system. SESIS includes an electronic version of the State IEP. The information in this overview presumes full implementation of the new State IEP. A link to the January 2005 version of Creating a Quality IEP, the current IEP manual, is provided under “Resources.”

Here is a link for a new IEP template. The quality IEP on the page is for the old IEP.  It stil has useful information though

Login to SESIS -

1 The SESIS Present Level of Performance Page is linked to the old IEP page
A) 3     *
B) 4 
C( 5
D) All of the Above

2. SESIS will manage everything but.

A) Referral Evaluations


C) Related Services

D) Attendance  *

3. The new SESIS program:

Is Web Based

Allows Teachers to have a Copy of the IEP

Can be accessed from any computer

All of the Above*

4. SESIS was developed referencing the guidelines outlined in  the

Standard Operating Procedures Manual 

Chancellor Regulations

Special Education Individualized Documents

UFT COntract

5) If you want to write a new IEP the first step on SESIS the first step is to:

a) Create a new IEP document

b) Call the parents of the child

*c) Create a notice of IEP document

d) Speak to the principal

6) Where can I find reports and announcements about my  important SESIS information

a) Information Page

b)  DOE Website

c) On the IEP

d) Home Page *

7. Who has access to an IEO in SESIS?


Gym Teacher

Classroom Teacher

All of the Above*

8. The major change to the New IEP Format is
A) It Is Computer Based
B)It forces teachers to write more specific details about their students
C/) It Encourages you to use language that parents understand
D) All of the Above*

9)The New IEP is missing
Related Services Section
Present Level of Performance
Promotional Criteria
None of the Above*

10) How many weeks beforehand should I send out a letter notifying there is an IEP meeting?

5 Days
1 Week
10 Days 
2 Weeks*

11) Who does not need  attend IEP meeting when using SESIS?

 Classroom Teacher
Special Education Teacher
None of the Above

Thanks to Professor Marc Katz for cotributions to this topic.
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