|Sponsor||Rep. Castle, Michael N.|
|Committee||Education and Labor|
|Date||March 10, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Adam Hepburn|
This resolution is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Representative Mike Castle (R-DE) on March 9, 2009.
H.Res. XXX resolves that the House of Representatives:
• "Congratulates the National Assessment Governing Board on its 20th anniversary in measuring student academic achievement; and
• "Recognizes past and present members of the National Assessment Governing Board for their service to the Nation in improving elementary and secondary education."
The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent board created by Congress in 1988 which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or "The Nation's Report Card." The Board is made up of 26 members including governors, State legislators and school officials. The Board identifies subjects to be assessed, determines content, and approves assessment questions for The Nation's Report Card, which assesses performance of students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Except for mandatory math and reading tests in grades 4 and 8, State participation in The Nation's Report Card is voluntary.