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2010 SHEEO Conference

Chairman Musgrove leads presentation on NAEP and college preparedness at SHEEO conference


  • Ronnie Musgrove, former Governor of Mississippi and chairman of the NAEP 12th Grade Preparedness Commission
  • Ray Fields, Assistant Director for Policy and Research, National Assessment Governing Board

Described the Governing Board's program of research to make NAEP an indicator of 12th grade students' preparedness for postsecondary education and training.

The State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)
Higher Education Policy Conference
Friday, August 13, 2010
Providence, R.I.

Appointed by the National Assessment Governing Board,, the NAEP 12th Grade Preparedness Commission's goal is to increase awareness of the importance of preparing students academically for postsecondary education and training, as measured by NAEP.

The presentation was a special session moderated by Charles Lenth, Vice President for Policy Analysis and Academic Affairs, SHEEO: "Are 12th Grade Students Academically Prepared for College? What the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Is Doing to Find Out"