The Early Childhood Data System (ECDS) collection is one of the TSDS Core Collections. This guide covers the submission of prekindergarten (PK) data. (Kindergarten data is submitted separately.) The reporting of PK program data for ECDS is mandatory for all public school districts. The reporting of private PK program data is optional.
LEAs are required to submit specific demographic, classroom link, and special program data elements for the ECDS PK collection. All elements will be submitted in the PEIMS Summer Collection.
The ECDS PK submission is due June 23, 2022.
NOTE: The assessment vendor will provide the ECDS PK assessment data directly to LEAs in TWEDS-compliant XML format. LEAs will load the assessment data files into TSDS.
NEW FOR 2021-2022:
• CHILD-CARE-OPERATION-NUMBER (E1726) identifies the operation number of the childcare facility which participates in a partnership with a Local Education Agency.
Verify data for each element in the ASCENDER Personnel application. It is suggested that you run reports first, and then use the maintenance pages in the Personnel application to update data where needed.
Verify data for each element in the ASCENDER Student applications. It is suggested that you run reports first, and then use the maintenance pages in the Student applications to update data where needed.