The Texas ERC data repository data includes data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), the Financial Aid Database (FADS), the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). For a complete inventory of the specific data sets held within the warehouse, please download the Texas ERC Data Inventory in Excel Format.
TEA data is derived from the following source systems:
Specifically, the Texas ERC data warehouse provides access to:
The Texas ERC data warehouse includes the following educator certification data:
The Joint Advisory Board and the Texas ERC strive to support timely and useful additions to the research center's data warehouse. The data sets listed below are planned for release in the near future by their parent organizations and the appropriate Texas state agencies. These data sets will be accessible by researchers as soon as they become available to the Texas ERC.
Procedures and mechanisms are available to enable researchers to add supplemental data to the Texas ERC data warehouse for use by a specific research project. In cases where student records within these supplemental data must be matched to corresponding Texas ERC student data records, the TEA and the THECB will provide alternative ID mapping services. To comply with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requirements, these supplemental data files must have a destruction date that corresponds with the end of the dependent research project.
The format and content of the data in the Texas ERC data warehouse are based on the format and content of the information that comes from the TEA, the THECB, and the TWC. These agencies maintain documentation on their own web sites that describe the data provided by them.
For information about the content and general format of the TEA Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) data, please see http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=3012.
For information about the content and general format of the THECB reports and FADS data, please see www.txhighereddata.org/ReportingManuals.cfm.
For information about the content and general format of TEA student assessment data (TAAS and TAKS) and State Board of Education data, please see the Testing/Accountability section at www.tea.state.tx.us.
For information about the content of TWC wage report data, please see www.twc.state.tx.us.
The Texas ERC provides researchers with access to the following statistical applications:
The data in the Texas ERC data warehouse is available to these applications in each application's native format and within ASCII text data files. Information regarding the layout of the records in these data sets is available upon request from the Texas ERC. Layout information is also available in hardcopy at The University of Texas at Austin research workstation locations.