K-12 Data Governance

K-12 Data Governance is a workgroup that oversees the development and implementation of a K-12 education data system for financial, student, and educator data. Established in 2009 by the Legislature the data system serves requirements for teachers, parents, superintendents, school boards, OSPI, the legislature, and the public.

Data Governance membership includes representatives from school districts, data users, and statewide organizations. The Data Governance Group maintains a Policy and Procedure Manual that outlines the data governance system for establishing data management priorities and data quality practices. The workgroup is periodically reviewed and monitored by the Educational Data Center and the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee.

Authorizing Legislation

RCW 28A.300.507 K-12 data governance group-Duties-Reports.

Accommodations for Meetings

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: To arrange accommodations for persons with disabilities, please email OSPI CISL or call at 360-725-6052, TTY 360-664-3631, within three business days of the event. Please note that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not require OSPI to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.


Data Governance Documents
Past Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Committee Members

Name Representing
Allen Miedema Northshore School District
Andrew Parr State Board of Education (SBE)
Curtis Richardson (Information Technology) Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Dr. Dan Goldhaber University of Washington
Dana Anderson Washington School Information Processing Cooperative
Darby Kaikkonen (Student Data) Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Dr. Jim Smith Commission on African American Affairs & Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC)
Ellen Perconti Goldendale School District
Jeffrey Naas Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee
Jen Appleyard (Directory) Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Jisu Ryu Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)
Kaori Strunk (Educator Data) Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Lester Brown Washougal School District
Liz Delhlbom Education Research and Data Center
Michelle Matakas (Finance) Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Myron M. Hammond Insight School of Washington, Quillayute Valley SD
Tara Richersen Shelton School District
Tim Colliver ESD 101