- Technical Data Flow
- Data Submission Timelines
- TEDS Technical Guidance
- Preparing/Finalizing Data Submission
- Validating Submission Data
- ECDS Reports
Data Submission Timelines
The ECDS kindergarten submission is due after Beginning-of-Year (BOY) assessments are administered and reported to the TEA. The ECDS prekindergarten collection is due after the End-of-Year (EOY) assessments are administered and include BOY results. This submission is reported to the TEA at the end of the academic school year.
Refer to the Texas Education Data Standards for specific ECDS data submission timelines.
TEDS Technical Guidance
Refer to Section 10 in the TSDS Core Collections section of TEDS for the required ECDS data elements when submitting kindergarten, public prekindergarten, and private prekindergarten data. LEAs should contact their student information, HR, and assessment system vendors to ensure that their systems can produce TEDS-compliant extracts for all required data elements.
Preparing/Finalizing Data Submissions
The Prepare/Finalize Submission page displays record count and status information. The Prepare process moves ECDS demographic and assessment data, which can be prepared independently of each other, from the ODS into the Core Collection data mart. This allows validations to be performed on the data and allows LEAs to confirm their data submission prior to Completing. There is a summary section at the top of the page and a separate table for Assessment Subcategories data, as shown below.
Validating Submission Data
ECDS provides data validations to ensure data quality and compliance. LEAs can run validations against specific data subcategories or validate an entire submission at once, as shown below. Error reporting allows the LEAs to identify data issues with their ECDS collection.
To ensure data quality, LEAs have access to data submission reports from within the ECDS application.
|Report Numbers||Report Name|
|ECD0-000-001||TSDS Early Childhood KG Assessment Completion|
|ECD0-000-002||TSDS Early Childhood KG Assessment Summary|
|ECD0-000-003||TSDS Early Childhood KG Assessment with PK Sources|
|ECD0-000-004||TSDS Early Childhood KG Data Submission|
|ECD0-000-005||TSDS Early Childhood Incomplete KG Assessment Data|
|ECD0-000-006||TSDS Early Childhood PK Data Submission|
|ECD0-000-007||TSDS Early Childhood PK Completion|
|ECD0-000-009||TSDS Early Childhood PK Assessment Summary|
The View Reports page, as shown below, handles all reports navigation and does not require opening a separate window to select and view reports.