Our Partners


The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF)

MSDF grant support:

  • Research and development of data governance policies, RFOs, and software requirements for TSDS;
  • Participation in the Performance Dashboard prototypes
  • Planning and implementation of the EDW
  • Procurement of the EDW, Oracle, and Integration Services
  • The ODS Proof of Concept

US Department of Education

TEA has received two Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants from the US Department of Education. SLDS grants fund the creation and enhancement of education data systems that allow states to manage and use education data. This will enable states to make “data-informed decisions to improve student learning and outcomes; as well as to facilitate research to increase student achievement and close achievement gaps.”

TEA received its most recent SLDS grant in 2015. While previous grants focused primarily on the design and implementation of the longitudinal data system, the current grant seeks to increase data relevance to and use by education stakeholders, specifically in the areas of instructional support and early learning. The initiative focuses on the enhancement of the TSDS studentGPS® Dashboards (no longer supported -- 2020) and the public-facing TPEIR reports.




Partnership Opportunities

We welcome the opportunity to work with other vendors or grantors in the future whose projects and goals integrate with our long-term roadmap for TSDS. 

If you are interested in becoming a part of TSDS, please contact TSDSdeployment@tea.texas.gov

Project Responsibilities

Several system vendors are involved in TSDS:



eScholar – responsible for the EDW, Operational Data Store, and Unique ID

TEA – responsible for overall project coordination and integration, as well as for development of studentGPS® Dashboards adaptation, TSDS PEIMS, and integration