EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Data governance supports decision-making in data-related matters, such as the availability, usability, integrity, and security of data.

An effective data governance program includes a defined set of procedures and policies, and a plan for executing those procedures and policies. 

In order for its data governance program to be effective and to accomplish the System’s mission, the CNMI Public School System will put the necessary personnel, policies, procedures, and organizational structures in place to make data accurate, consistent, and secure. Effective data governance can make the agency more efficient by reducing costs, establishing accountability and ensuring transparency, and building standard, repeatable processes regarding data activities and communication. To do so, however, the data governance program requires active and ongoing participation and commitment of executive leadership, and Information Technology, as well as consultation with external education stakeholders.  The focus of the CNMI PSS Data Governance policy is to:

  • Promote Data Quality;

  • Promote effective use of data to inform and improve education in the CNMI;

  • Eliminate Redundancy in Data Collection;

  • Establish data security;

  • Protect confidentiality and Privacy, and;

  • Define the Protocols and Procedures for the CNMI PSS to Ensure that Governance is Enforced

 

OVERALL LONGITUDINAL DATA GOVERNANCE FLOW

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DOCUMENTS TO SUPPORT DATA GOVERNANCE

 

DOCUMENTS TO SUPPORT DATA SECURITY & PRIVACY