Former Massachusetts Commissioner of Education
Dr. David P. Driscoll was the 22nd Commissioner of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, appointed by the Board of Education on March 10, 1999, and has worked in public education and educational leadership for 45 years. As Commissioner, Dr. Driscoll oversaw the development of the state's curriculum frameworks, implementation and expansion of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), the development of the state's School and District Accountability System, and the development and administration of the Educator Certification Test and new licensure regulations. Dr. Driscoll has served as President of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and currently serves on the board of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the K12 Advisory Board and the Alliance for Excellent Education. He was recently appointed Chair of NAGB by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.