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Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Kindergarten Data Submission Collection opens October 5, 2015 and closes on December 18, 2015. We will be scheduling a training and date for upload of your data at Region 14 ESC.  We will send out a date as soon as we get the final information from TEA and TSDS. The data collection includes student demographics and assessments. Districts who administer the Commissioner's List of Reading Instruments are required to collect and report this data. There will be a "To the Administrator Addressed Letter" going out this week with the approved assessment list. Remember we are here for you and will assist you in any way that we can.

Kindergarten is mandatory again this year, but Pre-Kindergarten in optional.

Monday, September 21, 2015


The tentative date of release of the TAA (To the Administrator Addressed) letter is the week of September 25th with the ECDS kindergarten collection opening on October 5th. The 2015-2016 ECDS Spreadsheet and Section 10 information will be available in TEDS once the TAA letter is sent out to the LEAs.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Using studentGPS® Dashboards to Prepare for and ARD or 504 Meeting

 Now that you have seen an overview of what Dashboards can do for your district in general. Take a look at what the Dashboard can do for a principal or teacher getting ready for an ARD or 504 meeting.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Region 14 TSDS Webpage

I have updated the Region 14 ESC webpage. Please note that we have a TSDS calendar that will have the most current workshops, deadlines, and closings. We also have the most current contact information and links to other resources. Please take the time to check it out.

Link to Region 14 TSDS Website

Friday, September 11, 2015

TPEIR Public Reports

What is the TPEIR?

The Texas P-20 Public Education Information Resource is a longitudinal data warehouse that links students from pre-K through enrollment and graduation from Texas colleges (P-20). It is managed by TEA in partnership with the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board.

In addition to 20+ years of P-12 and higher education data from Texas colleges and universities and information on teacher certification and teacher preparation programs, the warehouse has been expanded to link critical missing pre-kindergarten, college readiness, and workforce (wage, industry, and employment) data.

TPEIR allows for the analysis of student data from the enrollment into the public education system through matriculation and graduation from Texas colleges and into the labor market.

As such, Texas has the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of P-12 programs based on how well they prepare students to contribute to the 21st-century workforce.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

studentGPS® Dashboards

The above link will take you to a short 5 minute overview of the 
Student Dashboard

How will the studentGPS Dashboards benefit my district?

  1. The dashboards will flag emerging issues such as problems in attendance, class work, and test performance as early as possible.
  2. These early warning flags will help teachers adjust their instruction to reverse negative academic trends.
  3. The student GPS Dashboards will provide instant access to analyzed data, instead of requiring requests to a data analyst for ad hoc reports.
  4. Loading dashboard data to TSDS is strictly optional. Local education agencies (LEAs--Texas school districts and charter schools) have no obligation to use the Dashboard Data Mart (DDM) or the studentGPS Dashboards. However, they provide a rich, sophisticated, empirical approach to teaching that help schools, classes, and individual students get more from their educational opportunities.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Data Flow For TSDS


Project Responsibilities

Several system vendors are involved in TSDS.

Skyward, Texas Computer Cooperative (TCC), TXEIS and other LEA data system vendors - responsible for the SSIS and independent LEA data systems.

eScholar - responsible for the EDW, Operational Data Store, and Unique ID.

TEA - responsible for overall project coordination and integration, as well as for development of studentGPS® Dashboards adaptation, TSDS PEIMS, and integration.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 1, 2015 TSDS News

Reports that will be available after September 4, 2015:

PDM1-220-001: Graduates Already Reported in Previous Year
PDM1-320-001: Interim List to Assist Districts in Leaver Record
PDM1-320-002: Preliminary Underreported Students 
PDM1-321-001: Presumed Underreported Students Lists


The August 28th software release included the following:

ECDS Reports Help updates are now available.

PK Completion Report is now available to run at the ESC and LEA levels to confirm their PK submissions.

For more information on HB4, please refer to the To The Administrator Addressed Letter on HB4 and High-Quality Prekindergarten Programs.

Validation Tool

The August 28th software release included the following:

TEDS Data Standards updates for 2016.F.1.0 code validations are now available.

Validation Tool Help updates are now available.