TSDS Upgrade Project

What is the TSDS Upgrade Project?

The TSDS Upgrade Project is a multi-year initiative to upgrade the Operational Data Store (ODS) and Texas Education Data Standards (TEDS) to a current version of Ed-Fi.

The original TEDS and the associated data collections were built upon the initial version of the national-level Ed-Fi data standard. Those data standards are now more than three major versions behind the most recent Ed-Fi version, so TEA is performing a major system upgrade to be compatible with the latest standards and to make future updates easier.


Project Updates:

2023-2024 Parallel Submission Update as of 04/18/2024


This upgrade includes:

  • Transactional loading via an Application Programming Interface (API) 
  • Changes to the data standards (see the TSDS Upgrade Project version of TEDS)
  • New individual ODSs to house Ed-Fi and TEA-compliant data
  • A new Data Management Center (DMC) application to manage data in the individual ODSs


How will the TSDS Upgrade Project benefit me?

The TSDS Upgrade Project will benefit LEAs, Education Service Centers (ESCs), educators, students, and stakeholders by:

  • Automating data loading and eliminating bulk load processes
  • Improving performance
  • Providing more robust validations earlier in the data loading process
  • Aligning to vendor products that utilize Ed-Fi