The Data Management Group (DMG) is the official data management oversight body of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). The DMG is charged with the responsibility and authority to set policy and resolve issues concerning agency data collection, management and use. The purpose of the DMG is to enable the NCDPI to meet the responsibility of providing accurate and timely data to key stakeholders.

Comprised of representation from each business unit, the DMG supports the agency's efforts to achieve the State Board of Education's (SBE's) mission, by ensuring data quality, accountability and timeliness, all of which are essential to enabling data-driven decision-making.


Transmitting Private Information Electronically
School, LEA, and NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) staff frequently need to share information from individual student records to resolve data issues and answer program area questions. Employees of schools, LEAs, the NC DPI or other education institutions are legally and ethically obliged to safeguard the confidentiality of any private information they access while performing official duties . Private information regarding students and staff should always be transmitted securely. This guide is intended to provide best practices for transmitting individual-level data securely to protect individual privacy and comply with State and Federal Laws.

Best Practices Guide
(pdf, 305kb)

Handling Personally Identifiable Information
(pdf, 143kb)

US Office of Management and Budget guidance for EdFACTS/EDEN (Education Data Exchange Network)