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Data Strategy

The California Department of Education's (CDE) Data Strategy is the CDE’s vision for how the Department will ensure academic and program area decisions are supported by our data systems.

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CDE Data Strategy (PDF)
The data strategy goals articulated in this document support our vision and will be invaluable as we move forward as a department establishing a clear governance structure to support effective project management and ensuring our data are accurate and secure.


California seeks to realize the full potential of our education data in innovative ways that inform partners and support evidence-based policy insights and data-driven operations in support of teaching and learning to improve outcomes for the students we serve.


Align the Department’s data resources and support accountability through transparent and uniform policies and practices. By collaborating with partners, the CDE will provide timely and trusted data that elevate issues of equity and access in support of a world class education for all students in a multilingual and multicultural world.

Guiding Principles

Realize the Department’s vision, mission, and goals through a cohesive and unified vision, with established and transparent data governance practices, operating in a collaborative data driven culture.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, June 7, 2024
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