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Navigating the Verification Reports
(...differences between navigation of Interactive Reports and Verification Reports.)

"Back Button History workaround"
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for use in returning to a previous nySTART page from a "Cognos Connection" or other Cognos error page, or for refreshing a "spinning cube" screen.)

Exporting to PDF and Excel
(...includes browser settings changes to optimize nySTART functionality, including: Popup Blocker, cache size, security and privacy settings, etc.)

 For assistance with nySTART, always begin by making inquiries of your nySTART Administrator, or your organization’s information technology support contact.  Your nySTART Administrator can be found by logging in to nySTART, choosing the "My Account" module from the top dropdown menu, and clicking the GO button. Your nySTART Administrator will be listed in the upper right corner of the My Account screen. Schools should contact their building principal or other nySTART Administrator, or their local Information Technology support at the school or District level. Districts should direct inquiries as necessary to their School Superintendent or other District nySTART Administrator, or to their Big 5 data center or Regional Information Center. If necessary, RICs or Big 5 data centers will escalate issues to NYSED or the Level 2 data warehouse.

There is now (as of 09/21/2007) a Grow Networks help line for nySTART Reports assistance, staffed from 8AM to 4PM Monday through Friday. Help line staff are able to assist nySTART users in accessing (viewing and/or downloading) reports only, but not currently with data-related issues. Data issues must continue to be directed to local or regional data centers as noted above. The help line may be reached at 1-800-289-5813 or by email at nystartsupport@grow.net.

If you require immediate assistance from the NYSED Information & Reporting Services unit, please contact our office at 518-474-7965 and ask IRS staff for a nySTART contact.  Iif the request is not urgent, you may send email to the following addresses: for policy- or business rule-related questions, please click the HELP button located in the bottom right corner of the screen; for feedback, comments or suggestions about nySTART, send email to nystart@mail.nysed.gov. Much of SED's published nySTART information (including nySTART scheduled maintenance, Status Report and Release Notes, field memos, FAQs, tips, and other guidelines) appears on the following EMSC IRS website:  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/nystart/

Navigating the Verification Reports

If you are a member of one of the entities below and have an active nySTART account with an appropriate level of data access (e.g., Executive Director or other Administrative accounts; or Regular—not Limited Access—Staff accounts), you will have access to verification reports. District

  1. Log into nySTART Once at the Welcome page (“Lobby”), scroll down to the Verification Reports heading (or choose Verification Reports from the top dropdown menu in the green nySTART header, then click the Go button)
  2. Under the 2006-07 Enrollment and Demographic subheading, you may click on the blue (available) “BEDS Day Enrollment” or “Students with Disabilities” links.
    Under the 2006-07 NYSTP subheading, you may click on either of the blue (available) “Tested/Not Tested Students” reports links for ELA or mathematics.

 School

  1. Log into nySTART Once at the Welcome page (“Lobby”), scroll down to the Verification Reports heading (or choose Verification Reports from the top dropdown menu in the green nySTART header, then click the Go button)
  2. Under the 2006-07 Enrollment and Demographic subheading, you may click on the blue (available) “BEDS Day Enrollment” or “Students with Disabilities” links.
    Under the 2006-07 NYSTP subheading, you may click on either of the blue (available) “Tested/Not Tested Students” reports links for ELA or mathematics.

 RIC

  1. Log into nySTART Once at the Welcome page (“Lobby”), choose Verification Reports from the top dropdown menu in the green nySTART header, then click the Go button Click one of the districts/charter schools/non publics/state agencies Scroll down to the Verification Reports header
  2. Under the 2006-07 Enrollment and Demographic subheading, you may click on the blue (available) “BEDS Day Enrollment” or “Students with Disabilities” links.
    Under the 2006-07 NYSTP subheading, you may click on either of the blue (available) “Tested/Not Tested Students” reports links for ELA or mathematics.

 NYCDOE

  1. Log into nySTART Once at the Welcome page (“Lobby”), choose Verification Reports from the top dropdown menu in the green nySTART header, then click the Go button. Click one of the districts/charter schools/non publics/state agencies Scroll down to the Verification Reports header
  2. Under the 2006-07 Enrollment and Demographic subheading, you may click on the blue (available) “BEDS Day Enrollment” or “Students with Disabilities” links.
    Under the 2006-07 NYSTP subheading, you may click on either of the blue (available) “Tested/Not Tested Students” reports links for ELA or mathematics.

 Region

  1. Log into nySTART Once at the Welcome page (“Lobby”), choose Verification Reports from the top dropdown menu in the green nySTART header, then click the Go button Click one of the districts Scroll down to the Verification Reports header
  2. Under the 2006-07 Enrollment and Demographic subheading, you may click on the blue (available) “BEDS Day Enrollment” or “Students with Disabilities” links.
    Under the 2006-07 NYSTP subheading, you may click on either of the blue (available) “Tested/Not Tested Students” reports links for ELA or mathematics.

 Network

  1. Log into nySTART Once at the Welcome page (“Lobby”), choose Verification Reports from the top dropdown menu in the green nySTART header, then click the Go button Click one of the schools Scroll down to the Verification Reports header
  2. Under the 2006-07 Enrollment and Demographic subheading, you may click on the blue (available) “BEDS Day Enrollment” or “Students with Disabilities” links.
    Under the 2006-07 NYSTP subheading, you may click on either of the blue (available) “Tested/Not Tested Students” reports links for ELA or mathematics.

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 Returning to a previous nySTART page from a “Cognos Connection” error page (or other Cognos error screen)

If you are redirected to a Cognos Connection page (or other Cognos error screen) you may choose to either close the window and start from the beginning, or attempt to refresh the page you were requesting by using your browser History.  Simply clicking the Back button will only refresh your current error page.  Please use the following instructions as guidance.  You may wish to keep these instructions open in one browser window for reference and navigate nySTART in a separate window, at least until you are comfortable with this process.

The Back button on your browser should have a small dropdown arrow at the right; clicking the arrow once should reveal a dropdown list of the most recent pages you visited.

As a general rule, you should skip the first page listing (at the top of the History list) as it will only auto-refresh your current error page.  Instead, move down the list and select the second instance of the page listed.

Do not be alarmed if you encounter a “Warning: Page Expired” message.  Simply refresh the page (using the browser’s Refresh button, or F5 on a PC), and when a window appears asking you to resend the information, click the Retry button.

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 For reference, here is a list of descriptions that—based on your login type—are most likely to appear in your browser History:

 District

Report Viewer - School Assessment Summary

        School Assessment Summary report broken down by subgroup categories

Report Viewer - District Assessment Summary

        District Assessment Summary report that has the list of schools that fall underneath the district

Report Viewer - GA-L-L5

        Verification Report Lobby has the list of Verification Report links and their instruction letters

        For this release, only the ELA Verification Report is available

Report Viewer - GA-L-L1 Home

        This is the nySTART Home Page where are the links to all the nySTART reports are displayed

 School

Report Viewer - School Assessment Summary

        School Assessment Summary report broken down by subgroup categories

Report Viewer - GA-L-L5

        Verification Report Lobby has the list of Verification Report links and their instruction letters

        For this release, only the ELA Verification Report is available

Report Viewer - GA-L-L1 Home

        This is the nySTART Home Page where are the links to all the nySTART reports are displayed

 RIC

Report Viewer - School Assessment Summary

        School Assessment Summary report broken down by subgroup categories

Report Viewer - District Assessment Summary

        District Assessment Summary report that has the list of schools that fall underneath the district

Report Viewer - GA-L-L6

        Verification Report Lobby has the list of Verification Report links and their instruction letters

        For this release, only the ELA Verification Report is available

Report Viewer - GA-L-L7

        Verification Report Proxy Lobby has the list of entities that report to you for purposes of verification

Report Viewer - GA-L-L1 Home

        This is the nySTART Home Page where are the links to all the nySTART reports are displayed 

NYCDOE

Report Viewer - School Assessment Summary

        School Assessment Summary report broken down by subgroup categories

Report Viewer - District Assessment Summary

        District Assessment Summary report that has the list of schools that fall underneath the district

Report Viewer - GA-L-L6

        Verification Report Lobby has the list of Verification Report links and their instruction letters

        For this release, only the ELA Verification Report is available

Report Viewer - GA-L-L7

        Verification Report Proxy Lobby has the list of entities that report to you for purposes of verification

Report Viewer - GA-L-L1 Home

        This is the nySTART Home Page where are the links to all the nySTART reports are displayed

 Region

Report Viewer - School Assessment Summary

        School Assessment Summary report broken down by subgroup categories

Report Viewer - District Assessment Summary

        District Assessment Summary report that has the list of schools that fall underneath the district

Report Viewer - GA-L-L6

        Verification Report Lobby has the list of Verification Report links and their instruction letters

        For this release, only the ELA Verification Report is available

Report Viewer - GA-L-L7

        Verification Report Proxy Lobby has the list of entities that report to you for purposes of verification

Report Viewer - GA-L-L1 Home

        This is the nySTART Home Page where are the links to all the nySTART reports are displayed

 Network

Report Viewer - School Assessment Summary

        School Assessment Summary report broken down by subgroup categories

Report Viewer - GA-L-L6

        Verification Report Lobby has the list of Verification Report links and their instruction letters

        For this release, only the ELA Verification Report is available

Report Viewer - GA-L-L7

        Verification Report Proxy Lobby has the list of entities that report to you for purposes of verification

Report Viewer - GA-L-L1 Home

        This is the nySTART Home Page where are the links to all the nySTART reports are displayed

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Exporting to PDF and Excel

 Icons for downloading these two file formats are available in the upper right corner of each report.  For reports with numerous columns, you may need to scroll your browser to the right (check the bottom of your browser window for the left-right scrollbar.)

 You may encounter problems downloading PDFs or Excel spreadsheets.  These are not bugs in the nySTART interface; these are typically caused by browser settings or local network security configurations that limit application plug-ins needed to generate downloads in PDF or Excel format.  In these cases, settings only temporarily prevent download functionality; you may need to consult with support for your particular resolution (see first paragraph at top of this page.)

 PDF Export

To export to PDF, click on the PDF icon at the top right hand corner of the report page.  You may want to open a PDF session on your computer before exporting the report.  If this does not work, you may need to adjust popup-blocker settings or browser security settings.

To add nySTART to your browser’s list of sites allowed to generate popups, you may need to consult with your local IT Support staff, but Internet Explorer users may try this method:

 To add nySTART to the list of Trusted Sites:

 Excel Export

To export to Excel, click on any one of the excel icons at the top right hand corner of the report page.  You may want to open an Excel session on your computer before exporting the report.  If you are still having trouble exporting to excel, refer to the instructions above.

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To contact us regarding the nySTART system, please click the HELP button located in the bottom right corner of the screen.


This page was last updated on 04/16/2007

URL: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/nystart/2007/documentation/R2/navigation-instructions.shtml