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Join the National Assessment Governing Board: Nominations are now open!

Aug. 8, 2022 - Oct. 14, 2022
12:00 - 11:59 PM, EST

The National Assessment Governing Board sets policy for the nation’s largest ongoing assessment of what U.S. students know and can do—the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card. The Governing Board identifies subjects to be tested, determines the content and achievement levels for each assessment, approves test questions, and pursues innovative ways to make NAEP results more meaningful and relevant to the public. 

For inquiries on nominations, please contact the Governing Board at

The Governing Board is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions to be appointed in the fall of 2023:

  • Business Representative
  • Chief State School Officer (2)
  • Curriculum Specialist (2)
  • General Public Representative
  • Local School Superintendent
  • State School Board Member
  • Testing and Measurement Expert
  • Twelfth-Grade Teacher


Nominate colleagues or yourself for the Board.

Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. Nominations must be submitted online. All nominations must include the nominee’s personal statement, resume or curriculum vitae, and a least one letter of support. Visit the Submission Requirements page for more details. 

Nominations are open now and will be accepted through Oct. 14, 2022


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The Kind of Member We Need

An open letter from Governing Board Chair Bev Perdue on some of our major efforts and the kind of leadership we seek in these unprecedented times.


Get to know Governing Board Members

Learn more about what it's like to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board by hearing directly from two of our Board members.


Most Common Questions About the Governing Board

The Governing Board determines the content for NAEP assessments, develops NAEP frameworks and specifications, establishes achievement levels, and pursues innovative ways to make NAEP results more meaningful and relevant to the public. More specifics about the Board’s responsibilities can be found in the NAEP law

Yes! Most of the nominations the Governing Board receives are self-nominations.

Anyone with a strong interest in and commitment to educational progress can be nominated to serve in a general public representative position. The only restriction is that nominees cannot be employed by a local, state, or federal education agency.

Members are appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education from a list of finalists submitted by the Governing Board.

Board members serve four-year terms. Board members may be appointed to a second term. The 2023 Board term will begin on Oct. 1, 2023, and end on Sept. 30, 2027.

Board meetings are held quarterly. The meetings generally take place over two full days on Thursday and Friday. All Board members serve on committees, which may hold conference calls, video conferences, or sometimes face-to-face meetings between Board meetings.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about the Governing Board’s role, responsibilities, and the nominations process. Additional questions can be sent to

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