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National Assessment Governing Board Seeks Nominees

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WASHINGTON (August 10, 2012) — The National Assessment Governing Board—an independent, bipartisan board that sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card—is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to serve on the Board. Governing Board members play an important role in determining how the United States measures student achievement, lending their unique perspectives to the national conversation on education.

This is a crucial time for U.S. education. New Governing Board members will help lead several groundbreaking efforts, including research studies on students’ academic preparedness for college and job training, parent engagement initiatives, innovative computer-based assessments, and studies linking NAEP with the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

For 2013, the Governing Board seeks nominations for five positions in these four categories:

  • Elementary school principal
  • Testing and measurement expert
  • Democratic state legislator*
  • General public representative (2 positions)**

* The Board also has a Republican state legislator among its members.

** By law, general public representatives cannot be employed by a local, state, or federal educational agency.

For more information on the position details and a full list of frequently asked questions, please click below.


To view a solicitation letter inviting nominations for open positions, please click below.

Nominations Letter

Nominations Process

For the Board to consider a candidate, it is essential to have the following information for each nominee:

  • Nominating letter. This letter should state the category for which the individual is being nominated, and describe the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the Board’s policy responsibilities for the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

  • Full resume or curriculum vitae. A full resume or vitae is necessary to evaluate a candidate’s qualifications. Please note that a short biographical sketch is not sufficient for this purpose.

Optional Statement
The nominee may wish to submit a brief statement explaining his or her interest in serving on the Board. This statement should not exceed 250 words and should accompany the nominating letter and resume or curriculum vitae.

To be considered, recommendations must be received by the Governing Board no later than October 12, 2012.

Nominations may 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

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