TSDS Rollout Plan
and the Education Service Centers (ESCs) have completed the TSDS Rollout Plan, which
breaks the statewide TSDS implementation into three waves.
LEA's assigned wave; if your LEA will not be able to implement TSDS PEIMS in
your assigned wave, submit a waiver to your ESC
PEIMS Champion by October 15, 2013.
TSDS Status Update
Limited Production Release (LPR) transition from ESC 10 to TEA's data center has
been rescheduled: LPRs will begin loading their data and performing acceptance
testing in November 2013, and the LPR studentGPS™ Dashboards will be in
production in December. studentGPS™ Dashboards for Fall early adopters will be
in production in January (see project timeline).
TSDS PEIMS will roll out to
the early adopters in 2014.
In the interim, there will be a variety
of training opportunities, including Dashboard and Technical training for the
ESCs and local education agencies (LEAs—school districts and chater schools).
In addition, this fall TEA will finalize its rollout plan for deploying TSDS to
all of Texas LEAs.
The second phase of
TSDS deployment begins in school year 2013-14.
Early adopter LEAs (local
education agencies—Texas school districts and charter
schools) have been approved by TEA (see map below).
TSDS early adopter LEAs--click to enlarge
section will include resources for early adopter administrators as they begin
deploying TSDS; the website also includes a Technical Resources section for LEA
technical staff and vendors looking for technical specifications for
Early Adopter Deployment Resources
will be rolled out to the remaining LEAs in Texas in three successive waves
after the Early Adoption Phase is complete, and ending in 2016-17. LEAs who are
interested in participating in the first of these three waves can prepare by
ensuring that they meet the selection
criteria for early adopters and by staying in communication with their
The previous deployments were the
limited production releases (LPRs).
Seven LEAs implemented prototypes of
the studentGPS™ Dashboards, during which our team
collected feedback and made improvements in response to user requests.
The LPR LEAs are Lubbock, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo, Allen, Hays, Taylor,
Lewisville, and Alief, and you can read some of the LPR users' comments in the
Are Saying section.