Early Childhood Data System
Prekindergarten Longitudinal Study: A recent analysis of eligible Texas students who
participated in public Pre-K in 1999 showed them today persisting in college at
a 6.8 percent higher rate than their peers who were eligible, but did not
attend public Pre-K
The Early Childhood Data System (ECDS) is a new state reporting feature in the Texas Student Data System (TSDS). The ECDS will be used to collect early childhood data to inform school districts, communities, and early childhood programs about the effectiveness of pre-kindergarten programs in preparing children for success in kindergarten under Texas Education Code (TEC) §29.161
Administrator Addressed Letter: Early Childhood Data System (ECDS) for Public Prekindergarten, High Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program, Private Prekindergarten Providers and Kindergarten Data2016-2017 Section 10 – TSDS Core Collections – ECDS
Education Service Center TSDS Champions
Texas Public Education and Information Reports
See the High Quality PreK Case Study created by the Texas Comprehensive Center.
See the TPEIR State Report on prekindergarten eligibility and enrollment for the state of Texas.
Public Prekindergarten Programs and Kindergarten Readiness Reports
Explore the 2015-2016 reporting tool to get data on public prekindergarten and kindergarten readiness in Texas.
Prekindergarten Report – State of Texas
Explore the reporting tool to get an overview and data on Texas prekindergarten programs and enrollment information.
Prekindergarten Reports by School District or Charter
Explore the reporting tool to get an overview and data on Texas prekindergarten programs and enrollment information by district or charter school.
Prekindergarten Reports by Campus.
Explore the reporting tool to get an overview and data on Texas prekindergarten programs and enrollment information by campus
Texas Public Prekindergarten Class Size and Student-to- Teacher Ratio Study
During the 84th Legislative Legislation session, the Legislature passed House Bill 4 (HB 4). Within HB 4, was a provision requesting a study be conducted to better understand the relationship between quality and class size and student-to-teacher ratios in prekindergarten.
Texas Public Prekindergarten Class Size and Student-to-Teacher Ratio Study (ICF International)(PDF, 1.5 MB)