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For Education Service Center Staff

Get the Most from TSDS

  1. Participate in and re-deliver all training offered by TEA. TSDS is a major undertaking—help your LEAs by becoming a certified trainer and assisting them through the process.
  2. Monitor email and other communications from TEA and keep your LEAs up to date on all relevant information.
  3. Encourage LEAs in your region to participate in studentGPS®  and to load to the full suite of data weekly (or more often!). See TEA's Recommended Dashboard Policy Guidelines.
  4. Make use of the many resources available on this website.
 

ESC Importance

TEA relies heavily on the expertise as the regional service centers and their strong relationships with the LEAs to make this ambitious initiative successful. 

We strongly value the support provided by the ESCs, and their assistance so far has been critical:

  • The ESCs were instrumental in rolling out TSDS Unique ID to the over 1,200 LEAs across Texas, including converting all student and staff IDs to Unique IDs.
  • ESCs have helped troubleshoot some of the more difficult issues of security integration with TSDS, which has furthered our efforts to improve the TEA Login system (TEALfor more information on TEAL, see the Support section of this website).
  • ESC Champions provided key support in helping migrate "Limited Production Release" (LPR) districts' data to TEA's TSDS Operational Data Store.

Resources

Title

Format

Date

 Content

Field Coordination Network Update for ESC Champions  

     

     
    August 1, 2013   
    TEAL Update for ESC Champions  September 12, 2013 
    FCN Update for ESC Champions

       

       
      September 12, 2013   
      Field Coordination Network Update for ESC Champions    October 3, 2013   
      Field Coordination Network Update for ESC Champions: TIMS and DTU    October 31, 2013  Overview of TSDS Incident Management System (TIMS), and Data Transfer Utility (DTU) with demonstrations  
      Field Coordination Network Update for ESC Champions: Validation Tool    November 21, 2013  Overview of Validation Tool functionality  
      How to Create and Manage TSDS Web Services Accounts in TEAL    August 29, 2013  Detailed instructions for requesting and managing Service Account Manager status and service accounts needed for Unique ID web services and DTU service  
      TEAL Quick Reference for TSDS Web Service Accounts    August 29, 2013  Quick reference to basic steps for requesting and managing service accounts needed for Unique ID web services and DTU service  
      TSDS Unique ID User Guide     February 14, 2014Detailed instructions for using TSDS Unique ID application  
      studentGPS® Demo Site   February 14, 2014

      A working model of the studentGPS® Dashboards that is open to the public.  Use the login tpaul and the password lpr11demo to see the data the is available to a high school teacher on his or her assigned students. 

      For More Information...

      To learn more about the TSDS initiative: