SCOTT NORTON, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR STANDARDS, ASSESSMENTS, AND ACCOUNTABILITY, MOVING INTO NATIONAL EDUCATION ROLE

Jul 05, 2012

BATON ROUGE, La. - State Superintendent of Education John White today announced the resignation of Dr. Scott Norton, Assistant Superintendent for Standards, Assessments, and Accountability. Dr. Norton, recognized nationally for his leadership in directing Louisiana’s assessment and accountability systems, has accepted the position of Strategic Initiative Director for Standards, Assessments, and Accountability with The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in Washington, D.C. In his new position, Dr. Norton will lead the CCSSO’s work in the areas of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, the State Collaboratives on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS), the National Conference on Student Assessment, Next Generation Accountability, and collaborative work with the assessment consortia.

"We are disappointed to hear Dr. Norton will be leaving the Louisiana Department of Education, but we’re not surprised by his invitation to join the Council of Chief State School Officers to serve in this distinguished capacity," State Superintendent of Education John White said. "Through his 18 years with the Department, his work has been the driving force behind Louisiana’s assessment and accountability systems and most recently the move to Common Core State Standards and PARCC Assessments. Dr. Norton has certainly established himself as a leader in this work, not only in Louisiana, but on a national level.  We wish him nothing but the best as he takes on this new role, and we look forward to continuing to work with him and the CCSSO on these important reforms."

Dr. Norton’s last day with the Louisiana Department of Education will be Friday, July 13.

 

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