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, 2014 Detailed 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: