Data Management


Definition: Data management includes all of the policies and processes related to defining, collecting, storing, and reporting data.

What This Means: An education agency that delegates all data management to the IT staff may lose the full benefits of the data, encounter policy conflicts when people use the data, or experience burden that interferes with the willing reporting of data. (See Max Yield Data.) An overall data management plan or information systems architecture should be developed and maintained with the participation of all stakeholders.


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