WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The board that oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — also known as The Nation's Report Card — is seeking nominations for four new members: an elementary school principal, two general public representatives, and a testing and measurement expert. The four-year terms begin October 2017.
The 26-member Governing Board was established by Congress to oversee and set policy for NAEP, the nation's only representative assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. Governing Board members help define how student achievement is measured in the United States by identifying subjects that NAEP will assess, determining the content of the assessments, and improving how the results are reported.
This fall, the Governing Board will release results for science, the last of the STEM subjects NAEP assesses. Results of the mathematics assessment were released in fall 2015, and results for the first-ever NAEP technology and engineering literacy assessment were released in May of this year.
"We invite dedicated and passionate individuals to help us continue to advance NAEP as the gold standard in assessments," Governing Board Chair Terry Mazany said. "New Governing Board members will enjoy the opportunity to join us on the forefront of innovation to better measure student achievement, including through computer-based NAEP assessments, and pioneer efforts to assess college and career preparedness. Their insights and experience are critical to our success."
Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 28 at www.nagb.org/nominations for the following Governing Board positions:
- Elementary school principal
- General public representative (2 positions)
- Testing and measurement expert
By law, the membership of the Governing Board must reflect balance and diversity in region, race, gender and culture.
In addition to the four open positions, the Governing Board includes governors, state legislators, superintendents, classroom teachers, a representative of business/industry, curriculum specialists, a nonpublic school administrator/policymaker, and a secondary school principal. Board members serve four-year terms.
The U.S. secretary of education will appoint the new members from a list of finalists submitted by the Governing Board. The term for each position is Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2021.
If you have questions about nominations, contact Dr. Mary Crovo at 202-357-6941 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting nominations is Oct. 28, 2016.
If you have media inquiries, contact Stephaan Harris at 202-357-7504 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
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