Limited Production Releases
TSDS PEIMS – Four TSDS PEIMS LPRs are parallel testing the new PEIMS application before it is made available to the PEIMS early adopters to ensure data accuracy and troubleshoot problems, helping to make the final PEIMS rollout as smooth and painless as possible.
studentGPS® LPRs Are Early Adopters – The former dashboard LPRs are now part of the dashboard early adopters program, helping to perform a second round of testing before the system is made available to any LEAs who wish to participate.
Transition to TSDS Hosting and the EDW – TEA and the Limited Production Release (LPR) LEAs have successfully transitioned to TSDS hosting and data loading via the Operational Data Store (ODS) in the Education Data Warehouse (EDW). The TSDS release of studentGPS® is the official production system, and the pilot releases have been retired.
What Are the LPRs?
The LPRs are LEAs that elected to participate in pilot releases of the TSDS studentGPS® Dashboards or TSDS PEIMS.
LPRs were part of the development process for the dashboards from an early stage, and their feedback has played a foundational role in the organization and functioning of the dashboards.
For PEIMS, LPRs are a critical element in helping TEA ensure that the new system is 100% accurate in its data, and matches legacy data completely. TSDS PEIMS will be launched until the accuracy of the system has been verified.
Who Are the LPRs?
The dashboard LPR LEAs are Lubbock (29K enrollment), Lewisville (53K), Allen (20K), Hays (17K), Alief (46K), and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (32K). The PEIMS LPRs are Borger (2.8K), Highland Park (902), Lewisville (53K), and Red Oak (5.5K).
The LPRs represent a range of enrollment sizes, geographic locations, and local student information systems. This range was intended to help TEA troubleshoot potential issues that might arise for a broad spectrum of future TSDS adoptees.
Dashboard LPRs are now part of the dashboard early adopters program, shown in green in the map below. PEIMS LPRs are shown in orange.
LPRs, early adopters, and potential stage 1 (first production release) adopters
Feedback from the LPRs
The LPR LEAs have been a critical participant in the TSDS design and development process. Their feedback has been incorporated into every release of the studentGPS® Dashboards, and ongoing reports and surveys document their lessons learned, best practices, and feedback.
Visit the Feedback section of this website to view some early feedback gathered by MSDF from one of the LPRs.
Case studies of the Lubbock and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo LPRs will be posted in that section in 2014.
Resources for the LPRs