Re: special education SETS
SETS - Bah Humbug!

    On 9/19/02, catbird wrote:
    > Does anyone out there use the SETS program for special
    > education documentation? If so are you having difficulties
    > with it?Our entire district (small-2300 students) had the SETS
    program installed on all sp.ed. teacher workstations last
    winter. It continues to do nothing for us. One or two of the
    elementary schools were partially up and running with SETS
    late last spring; however, at our high school, no one has
    entered the data for the special ed. students. I continue to
    write IEP's using the IEP template downloaded from KDE. I
    find the IEP template user-friendly. Following a 3-hour SETS
    training session last May, I was absolutely confused by the
    entire set-up. I'm comfortable with most computer programs
    and find them fairly easy to master after playing around with
    them independently for a few days. SETS seemed to be
    unfriendly. I was issued a different PC workstation this
    year; therefore, SETS is not even installed on my classroom
    computer. STI has not been very reliable for us either. I'm
    not sure if the problem is with the STI program or with our
    DTC's inability to get it right. We can't even post
    attendance on STI. Forget about posting grades on STI. We
    must calculate our grades manually and then give them to the
    school secretary who then enters them into the STI program.