Join the K-12 Data Governance Group!

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Join the State-wide K-12 Data Governance Group!

Help us make data-informed decisions for all Washington students - we need representation from schools all over Washington (small and large, rural and urban!)

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As a part of this team, you will: 

-Provide school and district perspective on prioritizing research and policy questions,
-Collaborate on documents detailing information and technical capacity school districts and the state need in order to meet the Legislature’s reporting expectations,
-Analyze gaps in the current education data system,
-Refine the operating rules and governance structure for K-12 data collections including:

    • Privacy and confidentiality
    • Setting data collection priorities
    • Defining and updating a standard data dictionary
    • Ensuring data compliance with the data dictionary
    • Ensuring data accuracy
    • Establishing minimum standards for school student, financial, and teacher data systems.

    If interested, please send a resume and statement of interest to Emily Rang, Director of Data Governance at by September 27.

    Membership terms:

    Membership is for two years or at the request of the member, can be extended longer. Meetings are quarterly (Zoom, online option AND in-person option) and will take approximately three to four hours.

    The 2009 legislation established the members of the K-12 Data Governance Group to include representatives of the:

    • Education and Research Data Center (ERDC)
    • Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program (LEAP) Committee
    • OSPI, Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), & State Board of Education (SBE)
    • School district staff, including IT staff
    • Additional entities with expertise in education

    Find full the legislation and information on membership and duties here: 28A.300.507 (Legislation).