• Commonly Terms Used in PEIMS  


    TEATexas Education Agency 


    TSDSTexas Student Data System- Statewide system used in data collection, management, and  

    reporting, used for individual student lookup 


    PEIMSPublic Education Information Management System- Collection of data from public and charter  

    school for TEA, used to determine funding as provided by the state 


    TEDSTexas Education Data Standards- Outlines and defines the data requirements for PEIMS 


    UID: Unique ID- 10 digit ID number used for TSDS issued by TEA for every student and staff member  

    of a public or charter school, also known as TSDS number, testing ID 


    TRExTexas Records Exchange System- Online system used for Texas public and charter schools used  

    to request and receive student records and send transcripts 


    Entry Date 

    First day that student is physically present during official attendance period.



    A student enrolled in grades 07-12 during the previous school that withdrew either during the previous year or failed to enroll in the succeeding year.


    No Show 

    Student enrolled at the end of the previous year that did not return and was expected to enroll in the current year.

    Over-reported Student 

    A student for whom PEIMS leaver records are received when none are expected because the student was not enrolled during the previous school year or the student is not enrolled in grades 07-12.


    PID Error 

    An error related to a student’s name, date of birth, gender, ID, or ethnicity based on previously reported data.



    The Public Education Information Management System is the vehicle by which Texas public schools report data in the areas of the organization, students, staff, and financial to the Texas Education Agency.


    PEIMS Snapshot Date 

    a date, established by the Texas Education Agency, on which student, employee, financial, and organizational data submitted via the PEIMS Fall submission is based upon.


    Under-reported Student 

    Student enrolled in grade 07-12 during the previous school year that has not been accounted for through the submission of PEIMS enrollment records (for returning students) or PEIMS leaver records (for graduates, dropouts, and other leavers).