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National Assessment Governing Board Seeks to fill Executive Director Position

Application Deadline is April 30, 2018


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—otherwise known as The Nation’s Report Card—is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director.

The Board is looking for a dynamic leader with expertise in effective management, strong communication skills, and public relations, and who seeks a position with an independent organization that sets policy on education assessment at the federal level.

The Board was created by Congress in 1988 to oversee NAEP, a large-scale assessment program that measures student achievement across the nation, in all states, and in 27 large urban districts. The 26-member independent and bipartisan Board comprises state, local, and federal officials, educators, business representatives, and members of the public.

The Executive Director supervises a dedicated staff that supports the Board's work: a) selecting subject areas to be assessed, b) establishing achievement levels, c) developing assessment objectives, d) and overseeing the reporting and dissemination of results including the initial public release of Report Cards, among other congressionally mandated responsibilities.


1. Cover Letter
2. Resume or Vitae
3. Responses to Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) described in the announcement

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 30, 2018


The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent, nonpartisan board whose members include governors, state legislators, local and state school officials, educators, business representatives, and members of the general public. Congress created the 26-member Governing Board in 1988 to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. For more information about the Governing Board, visit www.nagb.gov