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Monday, October 26, 2015

TSDS Fall/Mid-Year PEIMS Extract Training

 November 3, 2015 at Region 14 from 9:00 till 4:00 p.m. Session #101608

This training is part of the TSDS series of trainings offered by Region 14. We will review the extract process for Fall/Mid-Year PEIMS using the new TSDS PEIMS. We will demonstrate in the morning and we will be available for a work day in the afternoon using the live database. This training will be available through DL.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Upcoming TSDS Trainings at Region 14

  1. October 15th at 10:00 a.m. - TSDS ECDS Webinar
  2. October 28th at 9:00 TSDS Technical Training at Region 14
  3. November 4th at 9:00  - TSDS PEIMS System Training at Region 14
  4. November 12th at 9:00 - TSDS ECDS Hands on Upload at Region 14
  5. November 12th at 1:00 - TSDS ECDS Hands on Upload at Region 14
The Blog calendar has the registration link for each of the trainings. Click on details to register.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


What's the difference between PEIMS, the PDM, and EDIT+?

PEIMS itself is the legislatively mandated set of data collected by TEA about public education, including student, staff, course, financial, and organizational information. EDIT+ is the legacy application for loading, validating, and submitting PEIMS data to TEA. TSDS PEIMS is replacing the legacy system. In TSDS, the PEIMS Data Mart (PDM) holds data that users promote from the Operational Data Store(ODS) before it is finalized; users manage this process in the new TSDS PEIMS application.

Why is TEA replacing EDIT +?

EDIT + is built on an outdated architecture and has reached the limit of its ability to handle the amount of data that is currently being submitted. A new PEIMS system will be more cost effective, timely, and accurate and will provide LEAs with a better tool to submit their data.

Will LEAs still be able to validate and correct PEIMS submissions? How will the extraction and validation process work?

Yes. The Texas Student Data System (TSDS) supplies new tools for validating, but the overall process is similar. Users' SISs and other local education data systems will generate extracts of PEIMS data. They can run the data through a local copy of the validation tool to fix errors before loading. The extract will then be pulled to the Operational Data Store (ODS). From the ODS, the LEA users will promote the data to the PDM, where they can validate their data and review error reports. Users will then correct the errors in their source systems and reload their data. However, unlike the current EDIT+ system, the new system will allow partial promotions to PEIMS that can be used to compile and then complete a submission. See the Feature Comparison for a more detailed description of the differences between the new and old systems.

Will TSDS continue to collect the organization, finance, staff, student, and course data that are currently collected for PEIMS?

Yes. TSDS will continue to collect data from all five of these areas. The majority of SIS vendors in Texas have participated in the PEIMS Early Adopter process, so they have been able to test their systems’ ability to create TEDS-compliant extracts. For a list of vendors that can extract for PEIMS, see the Compatible Software page.