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What are the studentGPS® Dashboards?

The Dashboards are a collection of information and metrics that provide educators with access to historical, timely, and predictive information on all students to help improve education outcomes for all Texas students.

studentGPS® Dashboards

Mapping Success for the Whole Student

How will studentGPS® Dashboards Benefit my Local Education Agency?

  • The Dashboards help to flag emerging issues such as problems in attendance, class work, and test performance as early as possible and help teachers adjust their instruction to reverse the negative academic trends.
  • These early warning flags help teachers adjust their instruction to reverse negative academic trends.
  • The Dashboards provide instant access to analyzed data, instead of requiring them to send requests to a data analyst for ad hoc reports.
  • Loading Dashboard data to TSDS is strictly optional. However, the Dashboards provide a rich, sophisticated, empirical approach to teaching that help schools, classes, and individual students get more from their educational opportunities.

Dashboard Metrics

Our partner, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF), selected the metrics that form the basis of the studentGPS® Dashboards from extensive research into existing education data scholarship. The metrics were validated through pilots in Texas LEAs and in other states.

Expanded Dashboard metric documentation is now available in the studentGPS® Metric Guide. The Guide includes metric descriptions, calculations, and examples of how the metrics display on the Dashboards.

Get Started!

  • TEA has certified personnel at each ESC to provide LEA training and support. Please contact your ESC for upcoming opportunities. 
  • Review the Texas Education Data Standards (TEDS) to determine the types of data required to populate the Dashboards.
  • Review the Assessments page to prepare for loading student test data to the dashboards. 
  • Get the most out of your dashboards by implementing district policies encouraging the updating and use of dashboard data. 
  • If you have further questions, visit the studentGPS® FAQs page or contact TEA at TSDSdeployment@tea.texas.gov   

 Dashboard Demonstration Videos

Dashboard Demonstration Videos - Links are to external sites
Vidicon studentGPS® OverviewVidicon SST and ARD PrepVidicon Monitoring Attendance and Truancy

Dashboards Overview

Student Study Team & Admission, Review, and Dismissal  Meetings

Monitoring Attendance and Truancy

Vidicon Student Goal SettingVidicon Intervention Identification and MonitoringVidicon Parent-Teacher Conference Prep

Student Goal Setting

Intervention Identification and Monitoring

Parent-Teacher Conference Preparation

Vidicon Campus Improvement  

Campus Improvement Planning




Visit the TSDS Dashboard Demo Site to see this data in action! The site allows educators interested in Dashboard adoption to explore a demo Dashboard populated with test data. Please contact TSDS Customer Support for login information. 

Additional Resources

  • Metric Story explores how the Dashboards relate to actual life in the classroom
  • The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation's Performance Management Report provides examples of how performance data helped schools across America.

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The studentGPS® Dashboards leverage operational education data that LEAs load to TSDS. The data flows from the Operational Data Store (ODS) to the Dashboard Data Mart (DDM), where it is transformed and calculated into actionable metrics. That data is then displayed in the studentGPS® Dashboards for teachers and other authorized education staff.