- Education Data
- TPEIR Public
- TEDS Data
What is the Texas
Student Data System?
The Texas Student Data System (TSDS) is a new statewide system for collecting and reporting education data.
It includes a modernized, improved data collection process and the studentGPS™ Dashboards, which provide educators with tools to assess and take action to enhance student performance. Through these improvements, TSDS will drive higher performance in classrooms, districts, and charter schools, and ultimately enable a higher performing Texas education system.
TSDS 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 (LEAs—Texas 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).