We're seeking candidates to join the Board in 2018. Nominate a colleague or yourself by Oct. 31

Join the Board

The National Assessment Governing Board — created by Congress to oversee the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card — is a diverse group of leaders from multiple sectors that supports innovative developments in education.

Each year, the Governing Board welcomes new members to lend their education expertise in service of our nation’s students and maintaining NAEP as the gold standard of assessment. Members work to enhance NAEP’s value as a resource that can be used to improve student achievement. The Governing Board is now seeking qualified candidates for five positions.


Five Open Positions

Fourth-Grade Teacher

Eighth-Grade Teacher

Secondary School Principal

Chief State School Officer

General Public Representative


The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 5 p.m. ET.

Nominations can be submitted easily online by uploading a personal statement, curriculum vitae or resume, and letter(s) of support.


Learn More and Share

Organizations or individuals may nominate multiple candidates. If you have questions, please refer to our frequently asked questions  or contact Lisa Stooksberry, the Governing Board’s deputy executive director, at lisa.stooksberry@ed.gov or (202) 357-6941.

Interested in sharing information about the 2018 call for nominations with your colleagues or organization? Resources, including a one-pager and social media content, are available for download.


Board Members in Their Own Words

Meet our members and discover what they have to say about their experiences serving on the Governing Board.

Meet Our Board Members

What Do Governing Board Members Do?

The National Assessment Governing Board — made up of educators, policymakers, parents, business representatives, and others — determines the content, frameworks, and achievement levels for NAEP assessments and pursues innovative ways to make NAEP results more meaningful and relevant to the public.

New Governing Board members will help lead groundbreaking efforts that are part of the Governing Board’s Strategic Vision, a comprehensive initiative to focus the Governing Board’s work through 2020 on expanding outreach and partnerships to increase the impact of NAEP.