Whats New with PEIMS plain
  • More Data

    TSDS now includes pre-kindergarten data, enabling research on which approaches to early education best foster long-term success.

    More about TPEIR

  • Improved ID

    Improved student identification provides a more accurate longitudinal record of each student's progress throughout their career in Texas—even if they move away and return years later.

    More about Unique ID

  • New Savings

    TSDS offers schools significant potential cost savings, meaning more resources can be made available for students.

    More about the SSISs

  • More Reports

    TSDS brings together data from multiple district sources, allowing teachers to challenge high performers and flag problems early for at-risk students.

    More about studentGPS™

  • Better Planning

    TSDS supports graduation plans and college preparation exams, helping educators improve graduation rates and enhancing success in college and the workforce.

    More about studentGPS™

News & Updates

TSDS Rollout Plan for LEAs posted 9/18/13 • Rollout Waiver forms due 10/15/13 • UID Release 8.3 went into production 8/9/13 • UID Web Services in production •  Visit the News & FAQs page for more updates>>


What is the Texas
Student Data System?

The Texas Student Data System (TSDS), a major initiative by the Texas Education Agency, is a new statewide system that modernizes and improves the quality of data collection, management, and reporting in Texas education.

Through the new studentGPS™ Dashboards and other improvements, TSDS will support higher student performance across the state.

TSDS also replaces and expands on the existing Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS):

  • TSDS modernizes the PEIMS data collection process to reduce technology risk and system downtime allowing for more system availability and ease of use.
  • It puts real-time student performance data in the hands of educators to improve student achievement.
  • TSDS will become the one common data collection platform for TEA to reduce the data collection burden on districts and charter schools.

How Will TSDS Work?

Local education agencies (LEAsTexas school districts and charter schools) load data to TSDS from their local systems. The data is stored in a central repository (the Operational Data Store), where it can be used for the studentGPS™ Dashboards, PEIMS, Person Enrollment Tracker (PET), and any future collections.


Meanwhile, the Unique ID module manages student and staff IDs, ensuring that each person has only one identity in the system and that data matches up correctly throughout TSDS.

Finally, data moves to TEA's reporting systems: dashboard data is visible only to authorized educators in the studentGPS™ Dashboards, while PEIMS data is aggregated for anonymity and made available to the public via TPEIR (just as in the legacy system).


What TSDS Does for Me

What People Are Saying

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  • Check out the new case study of Lubbock ISD's experiences with the TSDS studentGPS Dashboards. Read about best practices, lessons learned, and benefits to students.
  • Visit our "What People Are Saying" page for more TSDS user reviews.
  • “Whenever I need to access a student's test scores or 6 weeks benchmark, it’s easier for me to pull it up on the dashboard than it is any other program because everything is all together... The user friendliness of it is really huge for me.”

    -- Heidi Dye, Principal.
  • TEA has selected participating LEAs for the TSDS Early Adopter Phase.

    View the "Deployment" page to learn about what happens next.
  • "I am able to see students' past academic and discipline issues, which makes it easier for me to address current academic and discipline issues. The vast amount of data available to us through TSDS helps me make better and more informed decisions about my students."
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