TECHNOLOGY AND THE EVOLUTION OF SIRAS:
SIRAS is built upon industry proven web application frameworks and standards. SIRAS has a dynamically updating user interface which allows for intuitive and fluid interactions, and a normalized SQL database which provides unified and reliable data, preventing any need for duplicate entry. Visually accurate and customized IEP forms are enabled using both Adobe Reader and HTML for maximum ease of use and compatibility.
The SIRAS cloud based application is developed using industry proven open source technology. The SIRAS coding and deployment infrastructure provides a dynamic and secure local user interface ability integrated with back end server interaction. This technology is leveraged using Adobe mid-ware architecture to provide the end user with both a rugged HTML form interface that works on any internet capable device and the option of configuring the advanced precise Acrobat based PDF interface. Both interfaces provide the user with their familiar IEP form layouts from which to enter data into.
The original application SIRAS is based upon, was once one of the first web enabled special ed. software systems in existence. SIRAS is the next phase of that founding Special Ed. technology. A system specifically designed for Special Educators that now has been newly crafted for use in today’s challenging internet conditions. Familiarity with existing paper form layouts reduces training time for staff already familiar with SELPA forms.
The SIRAS application designed with scalability and multi-tenancy. It runs on any industry standard operating system or database system including Microsoft and Gnu/UNIX/Linux type technologies. Data storage can be in SQL or any similar industry standard database.
For a guided tour of SIRAS please contact Steve at
(844) 337-4727 Ext. 701
Full CASEMIS Support:
The SIRAS validation system on the MIS Summary page eliminates about 95% of the errors and warnings; however because CDE introduces new validations without documentation it is not possible to capture 100% of the errors/warnings. That is why part of our SIRAS package includes staff from Siras Systems running the data through the State CDE CASEMIS program and uploading the State found errors and warning to the individual student records in SIRAS. Staff can easily correct errors and review warning discovered by the State CDE CASEMIS program. These uploads of the CASEMIS errors/warnings happen daily after the release of the P-1 or P-2 CDE CASEMIS Program.
Siras Systems support staff assist in explaining to district staff the various State found errors and warning and how to correct them.
Those reports generated from the State CDE CASEMIS program are also uploaded and viewable with SIRAS. SIRAS CDE CASEMIS reports include a Compliance Report; a District Certification Report; and a District DRDP Certification Report.
Siras Systems also provides a biannual CASEMIS Webinar after the CDE CASEMIS ‘roadshow’. To provide information to the districts from CDE and explain how that will relate to their district and/or SELPA.
SIRAS home page offers comprehensive queries on out of compliance and almost out of compliance (upcoming) records with one click. Prebuilt reports for CASEMIS DINCs are available at any time to assist data cleanup in preparation for the P1 and P2 CASEMIS counts. However, if additional CASEMIS related reports are need that SIRAS cannot generate, Siras Systems will create those reports for the SELPA upon request.
SIRAS Systems Workshops/Training:
To arrange a workshop contact Steve:
P: (844) 337-4727 Ext. 701
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Centralized IEP Management
Users have the ability to centrally track their own and shared caseloads for compliance and keep up with the unique demands of the Special Ed. teaching environment. The SIRAS Concept chart
Full CASEMIS support and reporting system (integration with CDE CASEMIS software)
Staff from SIRAS Systems assist in arbitrating duplicates for SELPA and providing to the SELPA and districts current, historical and anomaly reports. SELPA / District / School compliance summary reports all available with SIRAS before and after CASEMIS reporting period. Communicating Between District SIS and SIRAS | Technical Document
MIS Summary Page
Comprehensive IEP data entry page for Admin. Staff to maintain IEP data at a glance. Includes a validation system used to ensure compliance of completing the IEP and all CASEMIS data collection needs are met. Fields get validated and colored based on their compliance status: gray for compliant; yellow for warnings; and red for errors. The MIS Summary Page gets populated with the special education information through the IEP process. When P1 and P2 CASEMIS counts are underway comprehensive CASEMIS audit results for individual student records are posted here. MIS Summary Page Example
SIRAS home page offers comprehensive queries on out of compliance and almost out of compliance (upcoming) records with one click. Prebuilt reports for CASEMIS DINCs are available at any time to assist data cleanup in preparation for the P1 and P2 CASEMIS counts. Compliance Report Example
SIRAS has forms in both English and Spanish. When users fill out the English form components with popup menus, they are translated instantly into the associated Spanish form. SIRAS have multiple access roles for part time or full time translation staff. Sample Spanish Form
The SIRAS workflow is intelligently based on the type of meeting the user selects. Each meeting has components and properties unique to the meeting and guides the user by showing required and optional forms available. It tracks timelines that would be required based upon the type of meeting being held. Organized Work Flow Example
Goal & Benchmark Development
The GoalWizard module guides staff into developing legally defendable goals (including objectives and assessments) then translates them into Spanish. Including use of academic behaviors aligned to Common Core standards and the associated Goal Stems needed to develop the benchmarks. With over 18,600 behaviors encompassing a variety of domains SIRAS contains the most comprehensive bank of behaviors compared to our competitors. GoalWizard Module Example
Goal Evaluation Sheets
SIRAS has thousands of assessments associated with goals when user develops goal using the GoalWizard. Service Log Example
Private school and NPS collaboration
SIRAS has the ability to create custom access from fully integrated collaboration all the way to limiting the amount interaction to specific third party (Non SELPA) Specialists in need of collaborating with the Goals data only of SELPA records.
Dynamic Calendar System
The SIRAS Calendar isolates meeting events based on user; etc. General user would just see their caseload while a school level admin would see the meetings for the entire school. District holidays days can be plotted on the calendar; while vacation days more than 5 days will adjust evaluation completion deadline. Calendar Example
Comprehensive data entry pages for Special Ed. and related staff to maintain related student data at a glance. Including demographics, contacts, medical information, note and attached documents. Personal Profile Example
Special Ed. Profile
Comprehensive data entry pages for Special Ed. and related staff to maintain related IEP data at a glance. Including IEP and referral dates, program and transportation information, services, assessment and DRDP information as well as transition data for HS. Special Education Profile Example