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Governing Board Seeks New Member Nominations for 2013

Governing Board Seeks New Member
Nominations for 2013

Deadline for Submissions is October 12, 2012

WASHINGTON – (August 10, 2012) – The national, bipartisan board that oversees The Nation’s Report Card—which informs the public about student achievement nationwide in a number of core subjects—is seeking nominations for five positions.

The National Assessment Governing Board ( is seeking public input to identify qualified candidates to serve a four-year term beginning Oct. 1, 2013. Congress established the 26-member Governing Board to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card.

The five available Board positions are designated for members in the following categories:

  • Elementary school principal
  • Testing and measurement expert
  • Democratic state legislator*
  • General public representative (2 positions)
    *(Please note the Board also has a Republican state legislator among its members.)

In addition to setting policy for NAEP, the Governing Board is also spearheading several related initiatives, including research studies on academic preparedness for college and job training, parent engagement and outreach, and innovative computer-based assessments.

“Members of the Governing Board play a very unique and important role in not only overseeing the nation’s largest representative assessment, but also coordinating initiatives that contribute to an understanding of student achievement that brings about positive change,” said Governing Board Chairman David Driscoll. “With education so thoroughly linked to our future success as a country, we want passionate and committed individuals who want to make a difference.”

Board member nominations are vetted for both qualifications and reflection of regional, racial/ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity. The Board meets four times a year and members serve as special federal employees. The U.S. Education Secretary will make the appointments from a list of finalists. The term for each of the positions is Oct.1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2017.

To nominate an individual or yourself, submit a letter stating the nomination category and a description of the candidate’s qualifications to meet the Board’s policy responsibilities. Also submit a full resume or curriculum vitae. Nominees may also submit an optional statement (250 words or less) explaining their interest in serving on the Board.

The deadline for submitting nominations is October 12, 2012. All materials can be submitted via email or mail to:

Dr. Mary Crovo
Deputy Executive Director
National Assessment Governing Board
800 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 825
Washington, DC 20002-4233

For additional information, please visit or contact Mary Crovo via email at or at 202.357.6941.

Stephaan Harris

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is the only nationally representative, continuing evaluation of the condition of education in the United States. It has served as a national yardstick of student achievement since 1969. Through the Nation's Report Card, NAEP informs the public about what American students know and can do in various subject areas and compares achievement between states, large urban districts, and various student demographic groups.
The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent, bipartisan board whose members include governors, state legislators, local and state school officials, educators, business representatives and members of the general public. Congress created the 26-member Governing Board in 1988 to oversee and set policy for NAEP.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a congressionally authorized project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The National Center for Education Statistics, within the Institute of Education Sciences, administers NAEP. The Commissioner of Education Statistics is responsible by law for carrying out the NAEP project.