FR Doc E9-21305[Federal Register: September 3, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 170)]
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Call for Nominations for Service as a Member of the National 
Assessment Governing Board

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education, National Assessment Governing 
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education, the Honorable Arne Duncan, and the 
National Assessment Governing Board seek your assistance in identifying 
qualified individuals to serve as members of the Governing Board for 
service terms beginning October 1, 2010.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Assessment Governing Board is 
established under section 412 of the National Education Statistics Act 
of 1994, as amended. In 1988 Congress passed legislation creating the 
Board, which is responsible for setting policy for the National 
Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)--also known as The Nation's 
Report Card. The legislation has been amended and reauthorized several 
times since 1988, most recently in 2002. The statute provides that ``* 
* * the Secretary and the Assessment Board shall ensure at all times 
that the membership of the Assessment Board reflects regional, racial, 
gender and cultural balance and diversity--and that the Assessment 
Board exercises its independent judgment, free from inappropriate 
influences and special interests.'' Currently, the Board is comprised 
of 26 members who are widely representative of our nation and who serve 
four-year terms. More detailed material about the Governing Board and 
NAEP is available at
    As Board member vacancies occur, new members are appointed by the 
Secretary from among candidates forwarded to the Secretary by the 
Board. The Board solicits nominees via broad outreach to organizations, 
and individuals. For each vacant position, the Board nominates six 
persons who, by reason of experience or training, are qualified to 
serve as a Board member in a particular category.
    For 2010 the Board must nominate candidates for five positions in 
the following five categories:

1. Chief State School Officer
2. Fourth Grade Teacher
3. Eighth Grade Teacher
4. General Public/Parent
5. Secondary School Principal

    The Board invites nominations of potential candidates in one or 
more of the five categories listed above. For the Board to consider a 
candidate, it is essential to have the following information for each 
individual being nominated:
    Nominating letter. This letter should state the category for which 
the individual is being nominated, and describe the candidate's 
qualifications as they relate to the Board's policy responsibilities 
for the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
    Full resume or curriculum vitae. A full resume or vitae is 
necessary to evaluate a candidate's qualifications. Please note that a 
short biographical sketch is not sufficient for this purpose. To 
receive full consideration, all recommendations must be received by the 
Governing Board no later than September 30, 2009. The Board is seeking 
the very best nominees to recommend to the Secretary, and in doing so, 
to have the broadest possible representation. Current members of the 
Board who have not completed two full terms, and who are otherwise 
eligible, may be re-nominated.
    Board members are considered special Federal employees. As such, 
they receive an honorarium while attending Board meetings; must abide 
by applicable laws and policies, including conflict of interest 
regulations; and are reimbursed for travel and other expenses in 
accordance with Federal Travel Regulations. The Board meets regularly 
four times a year, and committees of the Board meet at other times, as 
    Nominations may be submitted via mail, e-mail, or fax to: Dr. Mary 
Crovo, Deputy Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board, 
800 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002-4233, 
Phone: (202) 357-6938, Fax: (202) 357-6945, E-mail:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Crovo, Deputy Executive Director, 
National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., 
Suite 825, Washington, DC, 20002-4233, Telephone: (202) 357-6938.

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    Dated: August 31, 2009.
Cornelia Orr,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. 
Department of Education.
[FR Doc. E9-21305 Filed 9-2-09; 8:45 am]