Governing Board Seeks
Assistant Director for Psychometrics
WASHINGTON (September 20, 2012) — The National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Director for Psychometrics and is taking applications until October 17.
The Assistant Director for Psychometrics serves as the Board's chief technical expert on matters related to the design and methodology of NAEP assessments, measurement and validity issues related to post-secondary student preparedness, and standard setting work of the Governing Board.
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.