U.S. Secretary of Education appoints five members of the Board Overseeing the report card of the Nation Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, appointed in 2019, to continue as President October 9, 2020 Contact: Press Office , (202) 401-1576 press .gov @ ed
  • WASHINGTON - secretary Betsy DeVos Education has announced the appointment of five leaders distinguish the National Assessment Committee of Government. This year's slate includes four new members and a member of the re-named. The former governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour, was re-elected as president for a second year.

    The appointees will help define and objectively measure the performance of the student in nearly a dozen academic subjects by establishing policies for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as report card of Nation. NAEP provides objective information on student performance in various fields and for different groups of students and reports on student performance across the country, in the states and in large urban areas.

    The Governing Board of 26 members is responsible for deciding which subjects evaluated NAEP, determine the content of assessments, establishing performance standards that describe the performance of the student, and finding new ways to make useful and meaningful to the public NAEP.

    "It is a privilege to name this distinguished group of leaders of the National Assessment Governing Board," said Secretary of DeVos. "Because many students had their studies interrupted by the pandemic, measure your progress is more important than ever as we continue our work to ensure that every student is learning and growing. Report card of the Nation has had a dismal in recent years history, and must remain vigilant against student performance slip further back. "

    terms designated officially began on October 1 2020, and will. will end on September 30, 2024

    The new appointees of the Governing Board are:

  • Suzanne Lane, testing and expert measurement: Lane has been a faculty member in the research program of the methodology University of Pittsburgh School of Education since 1986. He is a former president of the National Council on Measurement in Education and former vice president of Division D of the American Association of Educational research. She has served on numerous national committees and state assessment and advisory groups and editorial boards of major journals academic educational research and measurement
  • Alice Peisch, state legislators - Democrats (reelected) :. Peisch joined the Governing Board in 2016 has served as Massachusetts representative of the state for the 14th Norfolk District since 2003 and as president of the Massachusetts House Joint Committee on Education since 2011. His awards include receiving the 2019 Reformer Award of the year from chapter of Massachusetts Democrats for education reform and Turner Walter G. 2012 Award of the Association of Agencies educational Services for his work in collaborations education
  • Julia Rafal-Baer , general public representative :. Rafal-Baer has been the COO of Heads of change - a network of two games education chiefs large district and state - since 2016. Before joining heads for Change, Rafal-Baer was assistan t commissioner of the Department of Education of the State of New York, where political and strategic leadership is provided to the commissioner and the Board of Regents and was responsible for initiatives teacher and leader under Race of the state for the top award, teacher Incentive grant from the background, et al. Rafal-Baer began his career as a special education teacher. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Marshall Scholar
  • Ron Reynolds, manager of the nonpublic school or policymaker :. Reynolds has been the executive director of the Association of Private Schools Organizations California since 2002. Reynolds earlier, the director of school services builders of Jewish education. He has held teaching and leadership in Jewish private schools and served as professor at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles
  • Mark White, a state legislator - Republican :. Representative of the state of Tennessee White is for District 83, which contains part of Shelby County, since 2010. l chairs the House Education Committee of Tennessee. White is a former teacher, director and owner of the small business. He was co-founder of the Foundation for the Education of Children Global, which provides financial assistance and educational opportunities to poor children of Panama.

    DeVos Secretary also appointed former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2019 and is the current president, as chairman of the Board for the year 2020-2021.

    "We welcome the new and re-elected members of the National Assessment Committee of Government. At a time of unprecedented disruption in schools in our country, we hope to work together to ensure the NAEP remains the standard evaluation, providing valuable information to improve education in the United States, "said Lesley Muldoon, executive director of the Governing Board. ###

    The National Assessment Governing Council is an independent, nonpartisan board whose members include governors, state legislators, local and state school officials, educators, business representatives and members of the general public . Congress created the Governing Board of 26 members in 1988 to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. For more information about the Governing Board, the visit www.nagb.gov.

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