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Official Nominations Letter

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Dear Colleague:

The National Assessment Governing Board seeks your assistance in identifying qualified individuals to serve as members of the Governing Board. The Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, will appoint the members from a list of finalists submitted by the Governing Board.

Congress established the Governing Board to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)-also known as The Nation's Report Card. The Board is seeking the very best nominees and broadest possible representation to recommend joining the Board and contributing to its mission.

For 2011, the Board is seeking nominations for seven positions in the following six categories:

  1. Testing & Measurement Expert
  2. Local School Superintendent
  3. 12th Grade Teacher
  4. Curriculum Specialist (2 openings)
  5. Chief State School Officer
  6. State School Board Member

Additional information about the positions and the nominating process is included here. To learn more about the National Assessment Governing Board, its membership and responsibilities, please visit Feel free to contact me by phone at 202-357-6941 or via email at with questions.

We invite you to submit nominations in one or more of the six Board categories, as well as to forward this opportunity to colleagues and peers. The deadline for receiving nominations is October 15, 2010. We appreciate your assistance in identifying qualified individuals for the Governing Board's nominations process.


Mary Crovo
Deputy Executive Director