The Texas Student Data System (TSDS), a major initiative by the Texas
Education Agency, is a new statewide system that modernizes
and improves the quality of data collection, management, and reporting in Texas
Through the new studentGPS™ Dashboards and other improvements, TSDS will
support higher student performance across the state.
TSDS also replaces and expands on the existing Public Education Information
Management System (PEIMS):
- TSDS modernizes the PEIMS data collection process to reduce technology risk and system downtime allowing for more system availability and ease of use.
- It puts real-time student performance data in the hands of educators to
improve student achievement.
- TSDS will become the one common data collection platform for
TEA to reduce the data collection burden on districts and charter schools.
links on this page will take you to the texasstudentdatasystem.org website, which provide information on key systems and concepts in TSDS:
Education Data Warehouse – a district-facing database the allows LEAs to store
data in a central place and use it for multiple reporting purposes
State-Sponsored SIS– two student information systems that were enhanced
to meet TEA's standards, including built-in disaster recovery, and are offered
at not-to-exceed rates
student GPS® Dashboards – a collection of reports and metrics that
provide educators with access to student performance information to improve
Training and Support – a tiered system that provides first-line
training and help through the LEAs and ESCs
· Technical Resources – more detailed and technical information on TSDS,
including user guides for a number of systems
TEDS DataStandards –
a collection of data standards for loading data to the EDW on its way to TSDS
PEIMS, the studentGPS® Dashboards, and other TSDS systems.
TPEIR PublicReports – a
publicly accessible, aggregated, FERPA-compliant longitudinal data warehouse
that links students from pre-K through enrollment and graduation from Texas
TSDS PEIMS – the new software application for the state's Public
Education Information Management System (PEIMS) that allows LEAs to load,
validate, and submit their mandatory reporting data
Unique ID – an identity management system that creates randomly
generated unique identifiers to support all the subsystems of TSDS and to
provide cleaner longitudinal education data