The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provided the necessary funding to carry out this large-scale assessment in the United States. The American Institutes for Research collected data for the pilot phase of the study and was responsible for data analysis and reporting for the main assessment in the United States. Westat, Inc. handled the field operations for the main assessment in the United States.
In addition, the study is overseen by a National Research Coordinator, Dr. Carole Hahn, Emory University, who serves as the chair of an 11-member U.S. Steering Committee. This committee was appointed to provide guidance and insight to Dr. Hahn throughout the project and is comprised of leading experts in the field of civic education, both researchers and practitioners. Members of the U.S. Steering Committee, and their affiliations, include: