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Education Information Management Advisory Consortium (EIMAC)

The Education Information Management Advisory Consortium (EIMAC) is CCSSO's network of state education agency (SEA) officials tasked with data collection and reporting; information system management and design; and assessment coordination. This network has been in place at the Council since the 1960s and has been re-visioned at key times to meet the pressing needs of SEAs.
EIMAC's five-point mission is to:

  • Represent and advise SEA chiefs and staff on national data issues, both current and future.
  • Collaborate in the planning of national data initiatives by building partnerships with national data collectors, including federal program offices.
  • Review and provide feedback on national data collections and reports, and national assessments and related research studies.
  • Provide networking and professional development opportunities for SEA directors and managers of data and assessment.
  • Provide resources and leadership to states in building student-level data systems.

The CCSSO Board believes that participation of all SEAs will give EIMAC the strength it needs to effectively advocate on behalf of states to reduce data collection burden and improve the overall quality of the data collected at the national level.