Texas Student Data System

Based on an in-depth study and continuous stakeholder input, TEA is developing a roadmap for an enhanced statewide longitudinal data system to improve the capacity for data-driven decision making among educators, administrators, parents, and policymakers.

This new Texas Student Data System (TSDS) will improve the availability and timeliness of high-quality, longitudinal , education data to enable educators to make more real-time decisions for Texas students. The goals of the system are to:

  1. Enhance performance management capabilities through the creation of academic dashboards and early warning systems that will, for example, help determine which students are at risk of dropping out and recommend intervention strategies.
  2. Alleviate the data collection burden on school districts and improve data quality.
  3. Integrate key data into TEA’s P-20 data warehouse, known as TPEIR, to better understand students’ preparedness to contribute to the 21st century workforce.

System Components

The Texas Student Data System will leverage five major system components:

  • District Connections Database
  • Certified Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) Data Store
  • Texas Public Education Information Resource (TPEIR), the state’s P-20 data warehouse
  • Business Intelligence Tools
  • State-Sponsored Student Information System (SIS)

Collectively, these system components will standardize the data collection and data management process, they will equip educators with historical, timely and actionable student data to drive classroom and student success, and they will streamline the data submission and reporting process.

Timeline

It is envisioned that full deployment of the solution will occur over the next 5-6 years, depending on the availability of funding and other key resources. However, the system is being designed in such a way as to produce sustainable and positive outcomes throughout this period, based on funding that has already been committed. As plans and expected outcomes become complete, they will be made available.

Contact Information

If you would like more information about the Texas Student Data System, feel free to send an email to tsds_feedback@tea.state.tx.us.