Texas Education Agency Responsibilities
The Texas Education Agency is responsible for:
1. facilitating the instructional process;
2. explaining the overall data requirements to ESC personnel; and
3. assisting ESCs in understanding the data requirements.
To facilitate the validation process, TEA provides the ESCs, PEIMS software vendors, and school districts with a standard editing and reporting system. The PEIMS EDIT+ system, available through the Internet, ensures consistent use of edit rules for data validation. Changes or additions to the Data Standards can be incorporated through modifications to the edit rules. Specifically, TEA provides:
There are three categories of edits. The first type of edit is the fatal error. Neither a district nor an ESC can mark “complete” a file with fatal error(s). A file with a fatal error(s) must be corrected. The second type of edit is the special warning error. A special warning error indicates a discrepancy in the data that must be scrutinized carefully. In unusual situations, the data are correct. Warning errors are the third type of edit. A warning error indicates a possible error or inconsistency.