My latest book project has reached a new milestone on the way to publication. Thanks to the expert guidance from my book coach, Karyn Henley, we have a 29,000-word manuscript in the final stages of development. The book, tentatively titled “From Backroom to Main Street: The Inside Story of How the Nation’s Report Card Came of Age”, chronicles my six years as executive director of the National Assessment Governing Board in the George W. Bush administration. I make the case that our efforts forever changed the way educators, the media, and the general public interpret and use assessment results.
This manuscript has been a work in progress since January 2019 and is targeted for publication in 2021, the 50th anniversary of the first release of the Nation’s Report Card.
More details are forthcoming!