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Grantee State - Texas

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2015 Grant Application

Texas SLDS: Enhancing and Expanding Data Usage

Start Date: 10/1/2015
End Date: 9/30/2019

Project Director: Sharon Gaston

Amount Awarded: $6,972,522

Project Abstract PDF File 46 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Expand the data collected and hosted by collecting additional early learning data, expanding organization data in the ODS (Office of Disability Services), and creating assessment converter tools.
  • Expand participation in SLDS by allocating ECDS adoption support, inputting new early learning data in studentGPS®, creating educator work groups, analyzing studentGPS® metrics, adding FHSP (Foundation High School Program) to studentGPS®, and supporting further studentGPS® adoption by local education agencies.
  • Improve transparency by providing better access to TEDS (Texas Education Data Standards) and studentGPS® metrics database.
  • Share new and existing analysis with the public by adding new early leaning reports in TPEIR (Texas Public Education Information Resource)

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2009-ARRA Grant Application

Texas Longitudinal Data System

Start Date: 7/1/2010
End Date: 6/30/2014

Project Director: Sharon Gaston

Amount Awarded: $18,195,078

Project Application PDF File 25.8 MB

Project Abstract PDF File 255 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Integrate key data into the P-20 Data Warehouse to better understand students' preparedness to contribute to the twenty-first century workforce
    • Load existing college readiness test score collections into the LDS
    • Expand the LDS to include pre-K, kindergarten and workforce data
  • Alleviate data collection burden on districts and improve data quality
    • Realign statewide collection standards and protocols for districts
    • Expand the architecture to support new standards and collection platform
    • Automate data collection through the development of a state-sponsored SIS
    • Develop data services and loading the District Connections Database
    • Create District Connections Database extract certification and validation tools
    • Deploy statewide data collection and management platform pilot
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2009 Grant Application

Texas Longitudinal Data System

Start Date: 7/1/2009
End Date: 6/30/2014

Project Director: Sharon Gaston

Amount Awarded: $7,879,785

Project Application PDF File 4.0 MB

Project Abstract PDF File 93 KB

Major Outcomes:

  • Improve the robustness of existing databases by adding student performance and teacher data at the classroom level, K-20.
  • PEIMS data collections will be expanded: Classroom level data and course completion data will be collected for grades 1-12.
  • EDC data collection will be expanded to receive student/class data including grades and links to faculty, grades 13-20.
  • K-12 districts and institutions of higher education will be trained and will have modified their systems to meet new reporting requirements.
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WDQI Grant Application

Project Application PDF File 2.2 MB