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Document Number: 7925

Data Governance: Changing Culture, Breaking Down Silos and Deciding Who Is in Control - The amount and demand for high-quality, accessible education data are increasing and the roles and responsibilities of data managers at the state and district levels are changing. Growing numbers of policymakers are calling for better information on the educational experience and how it relates to other important issues such as child health, welfare, early childhood education and postsecondary success. This policy brief discusses the benefits of data governance for improved data quality and use; key elements for changing culture to leverage technology for successful data governance; and three case studies in implementing data governance strategies. (National Center for Educational Achievement, Data Quality Campaign, August 2008)...


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