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Data Governance

A combination of policies, organizational roles and responsibilities, committee and team charters, and job descriptions that collectively describe how decisions are made, monitored and enforced regarding the management of the organization’s data.

Rhode Island has implemented this Data Governance Program in recognition of the critical nature that data plays in the “business” of education.

Three tiered data governance model diagram

RIDE’s Data Governance structure reflects a three tiered model:

  1. Executive Committee
    (Top Tier)
  2. Data Governance Board
    (Middle Tier)
  3. Data Steward Work Group
    (Largest Tier, with which Program Offices, ODAR, ONIS, and Other Stakeholders interact)

Escalation of issues, questions, and recommendations move up the model while implementations of data initiatives move down.