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Data Governance

Data Governance

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is committed to treating data as a critical asset and to implementing agency-wide data governance through policies, processes, and best practices.  The MDE is dedicated to ensuring the privacy, security, and accuracy of data in conjunction with enabling the use of that data to improve student outcomes.


Data Governance Committee

The Data Governance Committee (DGC) includes representatives from across the agency. The Committee members work collectively to seek insight from its data collections, assist school districts with maintaining accurate information, reach data-driven decisions that impact the MS Board of Education Strategic Plan, facilitate its state and federal reporting requirements, and maintain the privacy and security of our student and personnel data.

Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Video links


DGC Vision and Mission Statements

High quality data achieved, and all data issues resolved through a transparent agency-wide process

Facilitating and coordinating the development, implementation, and maintenance of the MDE data governance program to promote data quality, availability, usability, privacy and security



‘The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program and its partners offer a wide and growing range of support to help state education agencies in the design, development, and use of longitudinal data systems.’
They have developed a video to help explain the components of a successful data governance program: SLDS Introduction to Data Governance.


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