Accountability
Data Requests
​Please check Resources to determine if the data you need is publicly available. CMS Office of Accountability will not provide any data that is publicly available.​

CMS Employees, check PowerSchool and your portal to see if the data you need are available through either of these resources.

If your data request is for a research study, you must complete the research application process. If your research proposal is approved and researcher and CMS have signed an MOU, you may then submit a data request. Information on the research application process can be found on our Conducting Research in CMS page

All other data requests must meet both of the following criteria:
  • Request is from a CMS employee/CMS Community Partner and/or for purposes that align with the CMS goals and priorities.
  • Requests must be able to be completed in a reasonable time frame.
Please note the following:
  • Data may only be used for the purpose stated on the data request. Use of data for any other purpose must also be approved by CMS Office of Accountability.
  • Data may not be shared with a third party outside of CMS unless approved by the CMS Office of Accountability. Failure to comply will result in the loss of data request privileges in the future.
  • Data will not be provided for students whose student IDs, school IDs, or parent consent forms are not provided. 
  • Files will include only CMS data. Linking to external data is the responsibility of the requester.
Data requests for purposes outside of CMS will incur a fee. You will receive an estimate of the fee associated with your request based on the fee schedule below:
  • CMS employees – no fee
  • Individuals not employed by CMS – $100 per request
  • Research institutions - $100/hour – An estimate of the number of hours will be submitted to the requestor for approval before the request is filled. Changes to the initial request may result in additional fees.
  • Official CMS community partners – no fee
  • If data are to be used for research study please complete Outside Research Application and submit along with the $50 application fee. If approved, the above data fees will also apply.
If you have any questions about the data request process please contact Susie Freije susanw.freije@cms.k12.nc.us

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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