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Early Childhood Data System (ECDS) and Compliance with Kindergarten Reading Assessment Data Submission (TEC, §28.006)

The Texas Education Agency posted a letter on October 7th with information regarding the Early Childhood Data System (ECDS).ECDS will be available October 5, 2015, through December 18, 2015, to collect the required beginning of year (BOY) kindergarten assessment scores.

“Pursuant to TEC, §28.006, Reading Diagnosis, the superintendent, or a designee, of each school district and open-enrollment charter school is required to electronically report each kindergarten student’s raw score on kindergarten BOY reading instruments each year. The kindergarten data collected under this provision will be used to provide state, regional, district, and local aggregate reports of prekindergarten and kindergarten programs and certain federal or government-subsidized child care and education programs.”

Please see the full letter for information regarding the reading assessments, data entry process, and resources.


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