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

Texas wins SLDS 3 grant to enhance TSDS  •  The Deployment section has been updated with new info for Stage 1 PEIMS and Stage 2 studentGPS® •  Update your bookmarks!  All pages on this site now begin with "www.texasstudentdatasystem.org" • SUBSCRIBE NOW to the new TSDS newsletter •  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):


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, Early Childhood Data System (ECDS), 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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  • “The dashboards are a global software that gives me everything I need to figure out what kind of support I can provide the students.” 
    - Violeta Cantu, Counselor, Treviño Elementary (PSJA studentGPS® Dashboards Case Study)
  • “With [the SSIS's] easy-to-use functionality, teachers have instant access to student records and data. Less time tracking down data means more time teaching in the classroom.”
    - Kevin Jones, Technology Coordinator, Harleton ISD (TSDS SSIS Case Study)
  • Read our Pharr-San Juan-Alamo case study, which explores that LEA's experiences with onboarding, training, and using the TSDS studentGPS® Dashboards. Or see the Lubbock report on our Case Studies page.
  • Check out our case study of Lubbock ISD's experiences with the TSDS studentGPS Dashboards. Read about best practices, lessons learned, and benefits to students.
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