Join the Board

Join the Board

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 all test questions, and pursues innovative ways to make NAEP results more meaningful and relevant to the public.


Open Positions

The Governing Board is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions to be appointed in 2019:

Business representative

Chief state school officer

Curriculum specialist (2)

Grade 12 teacher

Local school superintendent

State school board member

Testing and measurement expert


Nominations must be submitted by October 31, 2018.


Nominate a colleague or yourself

Candidates can be nominated by someone else or they can nominate themselves. 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 must be submitted by October 31, 2018


5 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! We receive many self-nominated applications.

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 2019 Board term will begin on October 1, 2019 and end on September 30, 2023.

Board meetings are held quarterly. The meetings generally take place from midday Thursday to midday Saturday. In between Board meetings, committees may hold conference calls, video conferences, or sometimes face-to-face 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


Why Join the Governing Board



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Nominations must be submitted by October 31, 2018



Interested in sharing information about the 2019 call for nominations with your colleagues? Download our one-pager.