Public Education Information Management System
The Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) is a data collection system developed by the Texas Education Agency. In response to the passage of HB 72 of 1984 the state board of education directed TEA to develop a coordinated database for accountability. PEIMS was developed to provide a single system for collecting school district information and to maintain the information in one common database.
The first PEIMS data submission occurred in the 1987-88 fiscal year. Starting with the extended year 99-2000 submission, TEA began using a web-based application, PEIMS EDIT+, to validate data to determine fatal errors, special warnings and warnings, transfer files, generate reports, and query the Dynamic PID.
Starting with School Year 2016-2017 all school districts in Texas will now be submitting PEIMS Data via the Texas Student Data System (TSDS).
School districts are required to submit data to TEA four times a year through PEIMS: fall, mid-year, summer, and extended-year. Different information is submitted in each of the four submissions:
- Fall submission includes organization and campus data, shared services arrangements data and campus-related data, current fiscal year budget data, staff data and some student data; the student data includes areas such as identification/demographic information, enrollment information, special program information and dropout and graduated student information.
- Mid-year submission includes organization and campus data, shared services arrangements data and actual audited financial data for the previous fiscal year.
- Summer submission includes organization and campus data and student data such as identification/demographic information, attendance, course completion and discipline information.
- Extended year submission includes organization and student data such as identification/demographic information, and attendance information regarding extended year information.