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Scott Marion Appointed to Be Next Executive Director of the Center for Assessment

The Board of Directors of the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment is pleased to announce that Scott Marion has been appointed to become the next Executive Director. The appointment will become effective September 2015, after current Executive Director Brian Gong steps down. “We wanted the very best person to lead the Center into the future, and were delighted to find that person in Scott,” said Mark Musick, Chair of the Board. “We are confident Scott has the right combination of forward-looking leadership and deep ties with the Center to build on its strengths in providing innovative solutions to improving assessment and accountability.”

Marion selected Chris Domaleski to serve as the Associate Director. Both Marion and Domaleski have worked for the Center for a number of years, and both were state assessment directors prior to that. “The Center is a special organization” noted Marion. “We have a fabulous staff and I am humbled and proud to be selected for this role, following in the large footsteps of Rich Hill and Brian Gong. I’m excited that Chris as agreed to join me as Associate Director. He is seen as a leader among his colleagues and a true professional by his clients.” Both Marion and Domaleski expect to continue their active work with their clients and the field.

Gong plans on continuing to work full-time for the Center. “Scott and I have worked closely together in the Center’s leadership team for the past 5 years,” Gong said. “I have truly been blessed to work with him and with other great colleagues at the Center. I look forward to spending less time on administrative things and more time working on some exciting projects.”


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