Data Request Process
The Data Request process is NOT a Public Records Request
or an Information Request. Public Record Requests and Information Requests may
be accessed through The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) Communications Division.
Media requests should be directed to NDE's Public
Information Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NDE publicly reports data in several categories. Please
see the list on the right for NDE pages with publicly available reports, by category.
Data which is not publicly available may be requested through the Data Request
The NDE Data Request form must be filled out and
submitted for all Data Requests. This includes internal and external requests
that do or do not request Personally Identifiable Information (PII). All Data Requests
are reviewed monthly by the Nevada Department of Education Data Governance
Board after which the requester is notified of the Board’s decision.
In accordance with FERPA, data may be subject to
suppression to protect student and employee privacy. Please see the Department’s
A requestor may solicit individual-level data, but
NDE is restricted by federal and state law from providing individual-level data
except under very specific circumstances. All requests for individual-level
data will be thoroughly reviewed by NDE Data Governance Board for alignment
PII Data Requests
- The PII Data Request process can take a number
of months to fulfill.
- NDE does not approve Data Requests for PII solely
for research purposes.
- NDE will not provide student names for any
- A Data Sharing Agreement must be in place for
all approved Data Requests prior to the Data Request being fulfilled. Please
note that the process for completing and signing Data Sharing Agreements can
take up to a month.
Non-PII Data Requests
The fulfillment time for non-PII Data Requests
and external Data Requests is from 30 to 45 days. This timeframe is subject to
change based on existing unit workloads and the requirements of each Data Request.
If NDE cannot complete a request within this timeframe, a staff member will contact
the requestor within a week of the request to discuss what timeframe may be feasible.