State Education Leader Dr. Steven L. Paine Joins McGraw-Hill

Veteran Educator with 32 Years of Public Service to West Virginia To Spearhead Growth and Development of Assessment Product Market

Dec 14, 2010, 12:12 ET from CTB/McGraw-Hill

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill today announced that Dr. Steven L. Paine has been appointed vice president of Strategic Planning and Business Development. For the past five and a half years, he was State Superintendent of Schools for West Virginia. Prior to that he served as Deputy State Superintendent and held positions at the district and local levels as a superintendent, curriculum administrator, principal, assistant principal and teacher. Dr. Paine brings that wealth of experience and a strategic vision for assessment and innovation to McGraw-Hill.

In his new role, Dr. Paine is charged with enhancing market positioning of CTB's assessment solutions and promoting business growth through industry outreach, strategic planning, and relationships with key stakeholders.  He will also establish comprehensive strategic and tactical plans to further the company's business development goals in the online student assessment, and intervention markets.

As State Superintendent of Schools in West Virginia, Dr. Paine produced notable benchmarks and demonstrated exceptional executive leadership and oversight of a diverse population of 280,000 students, 720 schools and 55 county school systems.  He developed and implemented an internationally benchmarked learning system entitled Global21: Students Deserve It. Our World Demands It, arming students with the 21st century skills they need to be motivated, self-directed and prepared for the future, and Teach21, an online resource bank for teachers.

Dr. Paine also brings experience in establishing a strategic public-private partnership between the governor, the West Virginia legislature, key West Virginia business organizations, teacher organizations, county school boards and superintendents to implement the Framework for High Performing Schools for 21st Century Learners. In May 2010, he testified before the U.S. Senate HELP Committee regarding the development of common core curriculum standards and innovative assessments. Dr. Paine is immediate past president of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

"Steve's depth and breadth of expertise in the development and implementation of innovative, successful assessment and core curriculum initiatives and his vision for innovation and next generation, digital products will be invaluable to McGraw-Hill as we look to grow our relationships and strategic alliances within the publishing sector and with policy makers," said Ellen Haley, president, CTB/McGraw-Hill.  "His extensive knowledge of the student testing environment will help drive results as we navigate constantly changing curriculum standards. Steve will be an outstanding asset to our team," she added.

"I am delighted to be joining a company that is a global leader in driving academic achievement and preparing students for success in today's economy," said Dr. Paine. "I look forward to blending my career experiences with McGraw-Hill's deep and enduring commitment to educational innovation and excellence."

About CTB/McGraw-Hill

CTB/McGraw-Hill has an 84-year record of innovation and excellence in assessment, and serves more than 18 million students in all 50 states and in 46 countries. One of the first American publishers to introduce objective, standardized achievement tests to schools, today CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment. Dedicated to advancing the use of student performance data to inform instructional decision making, CTB/McGraw-Hill's innovation continues today with technologies that include Web-based assessment and reporting, student response device (clicker) software, and artificial intelligence for automated scoring of student essays. CTB/McGraw-Hill is part of McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP). McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. For more information, visit