NAEP, also referred to as Nation’s Report Card, measures student performance in grades 4, 8, and 12 in a number of subjects on a state and national level and in 21 large urban school districts.
Board members help define how NAEP measures student achievement, including identifying subjects on which students will be assessed, determining the content of the assessments, and taking steps to improve how the results are reported.
Members include: governors, state legislators, chief state school officers, a local school superintendent, local and state school board members, principals, classroom teachers, curriculum and testing experts, a business representative, a representative of nonpublic schools, and members of the general public, including parents.
The board is looking for members to fill the following areas:
- Business representative.
- Chief state school officer.
- Curriculum specialist (two openings).
- Local school superintendent.
- State school board member.
- Testing and measurement expert.
- 12th-grade teacher
To submit a nomination, individuals must include the following:
• A nomination letter that states the category for which the individual is being nominated and that describes the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the board’s policy responsibilities for the NAEP (self-nominations are accepted).
• A full resume or curriculum vitae.
• A brief personal statement (250 words or less) explaining the nominee’s interest in serving on the board.
The deadline for nomination submission is Oct. 31. Board appointments are to be announced late summer/fall of 2015, and the new board members’ term begins Oct. 1, 2015.