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Governing Board Seeks Nominees to Fill Five
Open Positions

Deadline Extended until October 31

At a time of increasing demand for high standards in education, America’s students need wise leadership now more than ever. That’s why the Governing Board seeks qualified and passionate individuals to help carry out its work as an innovative leader in educational assessment. 

The independent, bipartisan Governing Board determines the content and achievement levels for all assessments conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card. Those decisions are among many policy responsibilities for which we need the involvement of thoughtful and committed leaders.

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The Governing Board wants you!

The 26-member Governing Board will have the following positions open in October 2014:

  • Secondary school principal
  • Fourth-grade teacher
  • Eighth-grade teacher
  • Chief state school officer
  • General public representative (by law, general public representatives cannot be employed by a local, state, or federal educational agency)

Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know.


What do Governing Board members do?

Through NAEP, Governing Board members play an important role in determining how the United States measures student achievement, lending their unique perspectives to the conversation about the nation’s education. Governing Board members are appointed by the secretary of education and serve four-year terms. Members may be appointed to two four-year terms. New Governing Board members will help lead groundbreaking efforts, including:

  • Research studies on students’ academic preparedness for
    college and job training
  • A parent engagement initiative
  • Innovative computer-based assessments
  • A computer-based assessment of technology and engineering
    literacy at grade 8


Meet the Governing Board

The Governing Board's strength is in the breadth and experience of its members.  The educators, policymakers, parents, business representatives, and others who make up the Governing Board represent the diversity of perspectives necessary to advance the country’s education goals. 

Scroll over the states below to learn about each of the Governing Board members, and hear their comments about being a part of the Governing Board.

Member Portrait
Member Testimonial

Read written testimonials from current and former Governing Board members


Hear from Chair David Driscoll about the importance of serving on the Governing Board


The Nation’s Report Card measures student performance in all 50 states and 21 urban districts across the country. Learn more about NAEP here.