The Teacher Student Data Link (TSDL) Collection in the Michigan Student Data System (MSDS) will report links between students and the teacher(s) who provide instruction to them. These data are necessary to meet the requirements of the America Competes Act as part of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund.
This is a full-year collection. Reported data reflect the student's performance in classes taken throughout the current academic year and the status of his/her academic report at the end of the school year. The targeted collection open date is May 1, 2013.
2013 Collection Dates
Courses taken in the summer of 2013 can be included in the 2012-2013 TSDL collection or be reported in next year's 2013-2014 TSDL Collection. Students who do not have a final grade in a course (summer school or otherwise) by the August 27 certification deadline may be reported with an "I" (incomplete) course grade. If you choose to report courses taken in the summer of 2013 in next year's 2013-2014 TSDL Collection, those courses must be reported with the 2012-2013 academic year.
- 2012 TSDL Collection Certification Deadline - August 27, 2013
Districts that opted to wait and report students' 2011-2012 summer school courses in the 2012-2013 TSDL Collection need to be sure to select the appropriate Academic Year value for each student/course in the Student Course Component.
TSDL Training and Resources