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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

TSDS Update December 12, 2016


PDM1-610-001 Daily LEA Person Submission Totals (Student Discrepancies)

Shows a count of Minor/Major discrepancies but the staff are not on the PDM1-610-002 Report. This will be addressed as an enhancement.


Lower case race codes are being allowed in the Batch Upload file.

Raced codes should be submitted as upper case. This may cause a Fatal for edit 40100-0135.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December 2, 2016 TSDS Update

TSDS PEIMS Validation Rules

The following rule was corrected and is now performating as expected:


The following PEIMS report has been updated to resolve an issue where the report displays "No data to report" for the 2016-2017 school year:
      PDM1-610-001 - Daily LEA Person Submission Totals (Staff Discrepancies)

The following PEIMS report has been updated to resolve an issue where Advanced Program counts were not displaying correct totals:
      PDM1-120-005 - Student Data Review

Operational Data Store (ODS)

Updated Code Table CO22 for TEDS 2017.A.2.2.
      Added Codes A2050005, A3050006
      Revised Codes A3010200, A3020000, A3050002, A3050004, N1290060

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

TSDS Update November 10, 2016

Known Issues

Release date: 11/18/2016

PEIMS - PDM1-111-003 Class Size by Staff & Service ID
               Report is not displaying all data as expected.

Release Date: 2/3/2017
PEIMS - The following edit rule is firing incorrectly for professional staff with an ESC-SSA Staff Indicator Code of '2' and Fund Code of '459':


The TEDS post-addendum 2014.A2.2 was published on Monday, November 14, 2016. The addendum contains minor changes to TEDS Section 4: C022 Excerpt and Section 5: Business Rules & Validations. Please refer to the Change Log for more information.

TEDS Section 10

Updates have been posted to the following Section 10 documents:

  • Early Childhood Data System
  • ECDS Collection Template version 1.9
Users can access the documents from the TSDS website.

Upcoming TSDS Software Release - Friday, November 18th 6:00 pm

ECDS Update

I know you have been patiently waiting for information. Well ------we have to be patient a little longer. I attended a webinar yesterday and will try to sum up what I learned. 

  1.   November 18, 2016 - TSDS Conversion & Validation Tool Update
  2.   January 17, 2017 – ESC Training on ECDS Part 1, Intro to ECDS and Template Converter and Validation Tool
  3.     February 6, 2017 – The day the software goes into production
  4.      February 7, 2017 – ESC Training on ECDS Part 2, ECDS Prepare and Finalize
  5.      Kinder and Public PreK will submit Commissioner approved assessments via the spreadsheet
  6.   August 17, 2017 – ECDS Submission Due Date

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Update November 10, 2016

A TSDS Software release was done on November 9, 2016. The release included an update to the following Delete Utility function to correct an issue where student Title I Part A records were not being deleted:

  • Delete PEIMS Fall - LEA
TEA Education Agency Mantenance

TEA performs regularly scheduled maintenance each Sunday from 5:00 am to 2:00 pm.  During that timeframe there is no access to any TEA application and any scheduled DTU loads will not be processed. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

TSDS Update October 18, 2016

Known Issues Report

PEIMS - Release Date 10/28/2016

1.The following edit rule is not working as expected: 40100-0044
2.The following edit rule is inaccurately listing all grade levels regardless of whether or not enrollment was reported: 40110-0049
3.The following edit rule is not working as expected due to a revision of the rule text in TEDS: 40110-0167
4. The following edit rule is not working as expected due to a revision of the rule text in TEDS: 40110-0168
5. The following edit rule is not working as expected: 48011-0004


TSDS PEIMS Application

October 25th or 27th or November 2

Please only attend one of these days.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Weekly Update October 6, 2016

TSDS Known Issues

Some PEIMS reports parameter selections do not list all campuses for an LEA. Reports that require prior year campuses may potentially be affected by this issue.

TSDS PEIMS Applicaton

  • Promotion of Student Graduation Program data will no longer generate a unique constraint violation for students who moved campuses.
  • Update to PEIMS Help - View Reports documentation.
  • The following Search Submission Data categories have been updated to correct cosmetic issues:
    • 2017 FALL & SUMR Enrollment (Programs)
    • 2017 SUMR Staff Basic Information
    • 2017 FALL Education Organization - Campus
    • 2016 SUMR & EXYR Enrollment (Programs)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Weekly Update - September 9, 2016

AskTED Update

The URL for AskTED changed this weekend. Please make note of the new web address below and update any bookmarks as needed.


The TSDS PEIMS 2015-2016 Extended Year Resubmission Collection is now closed.

Congratulations to all LEAs and ESCs for completing on time.

Friday, September 30th is the close of the school start window.

Scheduled Releases:

Friday, September 30th, 6:00 pm - TSDS Software Release

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Know TSDS PEIMS Issues as of Sept 6, 2016

PDM4-600-002 TSDS PEIMS Statement of UID Student Discrepancies
Campus Report
When a student does not have a UID in the UID system no student data is displayed
Release Date - TBD

PDM4-600-003 TSDS PEIMS Student Ethnicity/Race/Gender Submission Totals
Student Discrepancies totals are incorrect.
Release Date - TBD

ESCs are not able to accept a submission after the close date of a submission.
Release Date - TBD

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Training At Region 14 ESC Today

Liz Hatch training on "TSDS TEDS/PEIMS Data Standards Student Only"! Liz did an awesome job today helping new TSDS PEIMS people understand the PEIMS process. Lots of good feedback and questions.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Every Opportunity

What a difference we could all make if we turned our schools around and did this one simple thing? Sometimes it is the easiest things to do that make the biggest impact on student learning!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August 30, 2016 TSDS Weekly Updates

                                     TSDS PEIMS                                                                                                    

PDM4-600-002 Statement of UID Student Discrepancies. Report is currently not available. 9/1/2016

PDM4-120-003 Student Indicator Report by Grade. Special Ed indicator is not displaying on the report. 9/30/2016

PDM4-600-001 Daily District Person Submission to (Student Discrepancies). Students with both Major and Minor discrepancies being counted twice on the report. 9/30/2016

The following edit rule may fire multiple times for a student at the LEA level: 30040-0016  TBD

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Fall TSDS Workshops with a Link to Pitstop are on the Calendar

The TSDS and TxEIS workshops are on the calendar at the right. Just click on the workshop you would like to attend and it will take you to Pitstop and you can register. Remember to check the calendar for closures, holidays and when certain consultants may be at trainings.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Updates for TSDS as of August 16, 2016

Know Issues Report since the last report:

PEIMS – Release date Early 2017

                PDM3-404-001 Duplicate Students by Attendance
                Report is incorrectly identifying duplicate attendance for students that transferred to another LEA.

ECDS Conversion Tool – 8/19/2016

                When selecting the “Sheet (Default)” dropdown, the list is not displaying correct values for the 2016-2017 school year.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Updates and Known Issues from TSDS as of August 9, 2016

Software Release Notes: August 4 & 5, 2016

Unique ID
·         Unique ID application has been upgraded to version 9.0.2 and updated with the following enhancements:
o   New search capability added allowing a search by SSN
o   Retired Unique IDs now replicate to PID
o   Enhancements to the Person search/State ID search
o   New fields added to the Person Information screen
o   New fields added to the Person Information History Information screen
Delete Utility
·         The following new delete functions are now available:
o   Delete all PEIMS Submission 3 Discipline Data for an LEA and School Year
o   PEIMS Extended Year Delete All Data for District
o   Delete all Extended Year data for a specific Student for a specific district
o   Delete all Fall Finance category for a specific district
o   Delete all Fall Student category data for a specific district
o   Delete all Fall Staff category data for a specific district
o   Delete all Fall data for a specific Staff for a specific district

o   Delete all Fall data for a specific Student for a specific district

New Know Issues as of August 8, 2016

Unique ID

1.       Exit link in the application is working intermittently. Users may need to close their browser window to exit out of the UID application.
2.       Role Affected Search User. Search by Batch not available.
3.       Role Affected: All. Search by batch is working intermittently.
4.       Person Search by ID Searching retired IDs by ID Types: SSN and Alias ID not working.

Delete Utility

1.       Delete Staff Record for PEIMS – 2016 SUMR 3 Staff ID should be a freeform text box and not a dropdown list. This prevents users from running the individual staff delete.
2.       Delete Student Record for PEIMS – 2016 SUMR 3. Student ID should be a freeform text box and not a dropdown lists. This prevents users from running the individual student delete.
3.       Delete Fall – 20171, Fall2, Fall3. Delete Utility is not available for all 2017 Fall collections.
4.       Delete Utility Help Link is broken. Delete Utility Help Link is returning a (404) error.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Summer TSDS Professional Development

July 28, 2016 - 9:00 to 3:30

TSDS Technical Training

This training covers the use of the Validation Tool, scheduling loads using the Data Transfer Utility (DTU) and uploading PEIMS interchange files using the eDM Data Load system as well as managing the data loaded into the TEA ODS. This is part 1 of the 2 required training's for TSDS districts. This training will be offered again in the Fall along with the TSDS PEIMS training.

Friday, April 15, 2016

SBOE Approves Two Computer Science Rule Changes

This was reported by TCEA on April 10, 2016 by Jennifer Bergland. 
The State Board of Education took up and approved two computer science-related issues on April 8. The details of both issues were included in an earlier blog post. One of the changes made permanent the current list of computer science courses that can substitute for two LOTE (Languages Other Than English) graduation credits. The three courses are Computer Science I, Computer Science II, and Computer Science III. The SBOE also voted to add AP Computer Science Principles to the Technology Applications curriculum strand. TEA has indicated that they will have a PEIMS number for this course available sometime in July. After a year of implementation, TEA will receive feedback from districts before recommending the placement of AP Computer Science Principles in an endorsement.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Working on WAVE 2 TSDS PEIMS Access

Region 14 is now working on getting approval for all WAVE 2 districts and ESC personnel access to TSDS PEIMS. Each PEIMS person will need to get PEIMS Data Completer, ODS Data Loader, and TIMS Level 1. Your superintendent will need to approve your roles. Your district may have a secondary approver to help the superintendent with approving roles. An email has gone to the superintendents making them aware of these upcoming requests. The WAVE 1 and WAVE 2 districts are listed in an early post below.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wave 1 and Wave 2 TSDS PEIMS Districts for Region 14

I have had several phone calls and emails from districts wanting clarification on WAVE assignments. I decided to post it for any future reference. 

WAVE 1 Districts

Anson ISD
Clyde CISD
Colorado ISD
Eastland ISD
Eula ISD
Lueders-Avoca ISD
Merkel ISD
Ranger ISD
Rotan ISD
Stamford ISD
Westbrook ISD
Wylie ISD

WAVE 2 Districts

Abilene ISD
Albany ISD
Aspermont ISD
Baird ISD
Blackwell CISD
Breckenridge ISD
Cisco ISD
Cross Plains ISD
DeLeon ISD
Gorman ISD
Gustine ISD
Hamlin ISD
Haskell ISD
Hawley ISD
Hermleigh ISD
Highland ISD
Jim Ned CISD
Loraine ISD
Moran ISD
Paint Creek ISD
Rising Star ISD
Roscoe Collegiate ISD
Rule ISD
Sidney ISD
Snyder ISD
Sweetwater ISD
Texas College Preparatory Academies
Trent ISD

Monday, January 18, 2016

Spring Trainings

Region 14 has scheduled our TxEIS and TSDS Spring Workshops. I will list them here, but the calendar has a link that takes you straight to PITSTOP. We have so many districts in TSDS Wave 2 that we are offering the workshops twice. The workshops will be held in our labs so we can give you hands on experience with the applications. Seating is limited, therefore we will be monitoring registration and may have to move some people to a different day to accommodate everyone. Wave 2 districts will have first choice. Wave 1 districts may come for refresher if you would like to attend.

TxEIS Scheduling - Shackelford lab - February 24th
TxEIS Graduation Plans - Shackelford lab - March 24th
TxEIS End of Year - Nolan

TSDS Technical/TIMS - Shackelford lab - April 12th or 13th
TSDS PEIMS - Shackelford lab - May 4th or 5th