WASHINGTON – Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today appointed Baldwin Union Free School District Superintendent Shari Camhi to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the country’s only ongoing, nationally representative assessment of student achievement.
The Governing Board is a nonpartisan body established by Congress in 1988 to oversee and set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card. NAEP provides objective information on student performance in various subjects and reports on student achievement across the nation, in states, and in select large urban districts.
The 26-member Governing Board is responsible for deciding which subjects NAEP assesses, determining assessment content, setting achievement levels that describe student performance, and pursuing new ways to make NAEP results useful and meaningful to the public.
Camhi is the Superintendent of Schools for the Baldwin Union Free School District, in Baldwin, New York. In that role, she has advocated for innovation, civic-readiness and closer connections between school-based learning and the workforce, including overseeing the creation of seven profession-based academies in the district that connect rigorous coursework with learning opportunities beyond the classroom. She also serves as Past President of AASA, the School Superintendents Association. In that role, Camhi is in regular communication with school system leaders nationwide and is attuned to their concerns and priorities, including in the area of assessment.
“We are thrilled to welcome Shari to the Governing Board,” said Lesley Muldoon, the executive director of the Governing Board. “Shari has demonstrated forward-thinking leadership on a national and local scale, including how out-of-school opportunities and workforce preparation can advance academic success for students and prepare them for bright futures. Her insights will be instrumental in ensuring the Nation’s Report Card provides relevant, actionable information for policymakers, education leaders, and the public. Never before has this been more important, as our nation recovers from the COVID pandemic.”
New York State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa said, “On behalf of the Department and State Board of Regents, I congratulate Shari L. Camhi, superintendent of Baldwin Union Free School District, on her appointment to the National Assessment Governing Board. We’re pleased to have New York’s voice represented in the national assessment discussion. While no single test score, on its own, can fully depict what a student knows and can do. We must work together to have a full picture of student achievement to ensure all students have what they need to be college, career, and civic ready.”
Camhi is serving in the Governing Board’s local school superintendent position. She is joined by ten other appointees, whose terms officially began on Oct. 1, 2023. To see the full list of appointees, click here.
The National Assessment Governing Board 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 26-member Governing Board in 1988 to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. For more information about the Governing Board, visit www.nagb.gov.