What are the Texas Education Data Standards (TEDS)?
TEDS is a collection of data standards based on the national Ed-Fi XML core for loading data to TSDS. From there, the data powers TSDS PEIMS and the studentGPS® Dashboards.
Texas Education Data Standards (TEDS) Overview
TEDS is a critical part of the new TSDS vision. These XML-based standards allow TEA to respond more swiftly and cost-effectively to changing data reporting requirements, and they conform with US Department of Education best practices. TEDS is applied at the point that local systems create an extract for TSDS: that extract must be in TEDS-compliant XML format. As the extracted data is loaded to the ODS, it will be validated against TEDS.
TEDS includes all data elements, code tables, business rules, and data validations needed to load local education agency (LEA—Texas school district or charter school) education data to TSDS for PEIMS and the studentGPS® Dashboards. (For more information on how PEIMS is changing, see What's New with PEIMS?)
In addition, TEDS makes it possible for LEAs to load their own local values for certain data elements and see those values displayed in the studentGPS® Dashboards.
TEDS is applied at the point that local systems create an extract for TSDS--that extract must be in TEDS-compliant XML format. As the extract is loaded to the ODS, it will be validated against TEDS.
The following link serves as the central location for TEDS standards and information.
Texas Education Data Standards
The following is a link to an ~15 minute video that provides an overview of TEDS:
TEDS Overview Training Module
Where TEDS is Applied
The LEA users' student information systems (SISs) apply the TEDS standards as the LEAs' education data is extracted from the SIS for loading to the Operational Data Store (ODS).
LEAs and vendors who are in the process of implementing or maintaining TEDS for their local systems should view the integration resources on the Technical Resources tab.
TEA will also offer online and webinar training for vendors, LEAs, and ESCs implementing and using the TEDS and the TSDS system. You can also contact TEA at TSDSCustomerSupport@tea.state.tx.us.