PEIMS Data Standards

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Legacy PEIMS Data Collection Resources

The submission of Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) data is required of all school districts. The Data Standards provide instructions on the submission of PEIMS data by school districts to the Texas Education Agency. PEIMS data files are submitted four times each school year following a schedule established by the PEIMS Data Standards.

PEIMS data reporting requirements:

  • Provide descriptions of data elements and the codes used to report them;
  • Describe the responsibilities of school districts, education service centers, and the Texas Education Agency in connection with the data submission process; and
  • Provide descriptions of the data submission requirements, including submission record layout specifications and data edit specifications.

Collection schedules notify districts and ESCs of submission deadlines:

2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 See TSDS TEDS Data Standards, section 8.1 using the link provided under the 2016-2017 Data Standards below. 

Download Data Standards

The PEIMS Data Standards are available for download in files formatted in Microsoft Word.  The web version of the PEIMS Data Standards contains the same information as the printed PEIMS Data Standards and is formatted so that the user can print a copy on his or her own system. If you have difficulty accessing the Data Standards, please contact our office by email:

Legacy PEIMS Data Standards 

Please refer to the TSDS TEDS Data Standards at;

2015-2016 PEIMS Data Standards - Post-Addendum Version08/27/2015

2015-2016 PEIMS Data Standards - Web Enabled

2014-2015      Updated
2014-2015 PEIMS Data Standards - Post Addendum Version02/05/2015
2014-2015 PEIMS Data Standards - Web Enabled 10/07/2014
2014-2015 School Board Request Cost Calculation Guidelines09/12/2014 
2014-2015 Post Addendum Changes Log02/05/2015
2013-2014 PEIMS Data Standards - Post Addendum Version06/03/2014
2013-2014 PEIMS Data Standards - Web Enabled06/03/2014
2013-2014 Addendum/Post Addendum Training (PowerPoint 1,831KB)08/08/2013
2013-2014 Post Addendum Changes Log06/03/2014
Archive: 2009 through 2012 

Texas Education Data Standards

Texas Education Data Standards (TEDS) are XML-based standards for Texas Student Data System (TSDS) and TSDS PEIMS data collections. TEDS includes all data elements, code tables, business rules, and data validations needed to load local education agency (LEA—Texas school district or charter school) education data. For more information on how PEIMS is changing, see What's New with PEIMS?