Mary Crovo (M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’81 Education) will retire at the end of December 2016. Mary is Deputy Executive Director of the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Dr. Crovo first joined the Governing Board in September 1989, shortly after the Board was created by Congress in 1988 to oversee NAEP — otherwise known as The Nation’s Report Card. NAEP is a large-scale assessment program that measures student achievement across the nation, in all states and 27 large urban districts. The 26-member independent and bipartisan Board is composed of local, state, and federal officials, educators, testing and measurement experts, a business representative, and members of the public.
Prior to joining the Governing Board in 1989, Dr. Crovo was chief of research and evaluation for the Maryland State Department of Education. She earned her doctoral degree in research, evaluation and measurement from the University of Virginia. Before her promotion to Deputy Executive Director in 2005, Dr. Crovo served as Assistant Director for Test Development.