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Scott Marion

Scott Marion
Current Position
President and Executive Director
National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (Center for Assessment)
Dover, New Hampshire
Board Term
October 2021 - September 2025
Board Category
Testing and Measurement Expert
Education
Ph. D. University of Colorado, Boulder – Research and Evaluation Methodology
M.S. University of Maine – Science and Environmental Education
B.S. State University of New York, Syracuse – Zoology and Forest Biology



Scott Marion is the president and executive director of the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (Center for Assessment) – a nonprofit consulting firm that aims to increase student learning through educational assessment and accountability practices. In his role, Dr. Marion oversees the overall work of the Center for Assessment’s and works closely with many states, including New Hampshire, and school districts to improve the quality and usefulness of their assessment and accountability programs. He is a national educational assessment expert who has served on multiple National Research Council committees and has advised the White House and Congress. Prior to joining the Center for Assessment in early 2003, Dr. Marion was the director of assessment and accountability for the Wyoming Department of Education. Dr. Marion began his career as a field biologist and high school science teacher. He also has served for over eight years as a member of the Rye School Board.