Magazine article Momentum

Two Executive Directors Appointed to National Boards

Magazine article Momentum

Two Executive Directors Appointed to National Boards

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Two executive directors of NCEA departments are serving on the national boards of organizations involved in education.

Sister Mary Frances Taymans, executive director of die NCEA Department of Secondary Schools, was reappointed to a second four-year term on the National Assessment Governing Board. The announcement was made in October by thenU.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling.

The governing board of 26 leaders from around die country represents fields diat include education, business and policymaking. The board helps set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly known as The Nation's Report Card. The assessment makes objective information on student performance available to policy-makers and die public at the national, state and local levels.

The governing board - a group of governors, state legislators, local and state school officials, educators and researchers, business representatives and members of the general public - determines subjects to be tested and the content and achievement levels for each test, and informs the public about die results.

Sister Mary Frances Taymans represents nonpublic school administrators. …

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