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SXSWedu 2015

End-to-End Demo of the Texas Student Data System

Demonstrating TSDS, a statewide solution improving the availability and timeliness of high-quality, longitudinal data. Sub-components are: (1) ODS which supports the collection of LEA operational data for student assessments, statutory submissions and other LEA data needs; (2) Unique ID applies to all staff and students throughout Texas school systems, allowing for a single identification number; (3) PEIMS is the state education reporting system that has been improved to be more efficient and stable; (4) studentGPS® Dashboards is an optional system providing educators with actionable metrics which indicate early warning flags and performance trends.

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  1. Educate Texas educators and stakeholders about efforts the TEA is making to streamline the state's education data collection process.
  2. Demonstrate an end-to-end solution for district and charter schools to ease the burden of submitting data to the state.
  3. Provide timely and actionable data back to eductors to improve student performance.


  • Sharon Gaston, Director, Application Development, Texas Education Agency


Leanne Simons, Assistant Director, Business Management, Texas Education Agency

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  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Solo Presentation
  • Track: Big Data & Learning Analytics
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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