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IMS/TSDS Services

The Information Management Services (IMS) component of Region 16 Education Service Center provides support for ASCENDER Business and Student Administrative software and for state mandated data submissions according to the guidelines of PEIMS (Public Education Information Management System) and TSDS/TEDS (Texas Student Data System/Texas Education Data Standards) for public and charter schools in the Texas panhandle. 

The ASCENDER Business Software is a web-based financial accounting package developed and maintained by the Texas Computer Cooperative (TCC), a statewide cooperative of regional service centers formed to develop and maintain school administrative software, and supported by ESC 16 IMS Specialists and Staff.  The ASCENDER Software is designed specifically for Texas schools.

Business Applications include:

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Asset Management
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Budget
  • Finance
  • Grants & Projects
  • Payroll
  • Personnel
  • Position Management
  • Purchasing
  • Warehouse

The ASCENDER Student Software is a web-based student package specifically designed to meet the needs of Texas school operations.  The software is developed and maintained by the Texas Computer Cooperative (TCC), a statewide cooperative of regional service centers formed to develop and maintain school administrative software, and is supported by ESC 16 IMS Specialists and Staff.

Student Applications include:

  • Attendance
  • Discipline
  • Grade Reporting
  • Graduation Plan
  • Health
  • Registration
  • Scheduling
  • Special Education
  • Test Scores
  • ASCENDER Portals (Parent, Teacher, and Student)

For all ESC Region 16 districts, TSDS training and support are available to meet statewide data submission requirements.  This includes:

  • TSDS PEIMS Training
  • Fall and Summer PEIMS Updates
  • TSDS Unique ID Support
  • TSDS Technical Support

An optional comprehensive TSDS Coordinator Services Contract is also available to further meet your district's needs.

The TSDS Coordinator Services contract includes:

  • Submission of Weekly PET Files & TSDS Unique ID Maintenance
  • Auditable Attendance Reports
  • Submission of TSDS Core Collections
  • Submission of TSDS PEIMS (Fall, MidYear, Summer, &Extended)
  • TSDS TIMS Level I Support

Offered in a user-friendly format, the OnDataSuite software is a data analysis tool providing access to thousands of reports.

For more information, contact Evelyn Jenkins.  

IMS STAFF  

IMS Business Specialists

For Business application support, email [email protected]

IMS Student Specialists

For Student Application support, email [email protected] 

IMS TSDS Specialists

For Student Application support, email [email protected]