Join the Board

Join the Board

Make a Difference in Education: Join Our 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. Members work to enhance NAEP’s value as a resource that can be used to improve student achievement. The Governing Board invites nominations for new members to occupy open positions every fall.



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

Our Strategic Vision sets two goals:

  1. Inform the public by communicating the importance of NAEP and promoting the use of NAEP resources.

  2. Innovate by using the latest technologies and techniques to remain at the forefront of measuring and reporting student achievement.


View frequently asked questions about submitting a nomination.