Peggy G. Carr, Ph.D.
Commissioner of Education Statistics
PEGGY G. CARR, Ph.D., is the Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Carr served as Associate Commissioner of the Assessment Division for NCES for nearly 20 years. In that role, she was responsible for national and international large-scale assessments, and most notably, managed the administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Most recently, she oversaw the transformational transition of NAEP from paper and pencil assessments to digital-based ones. Prior to joining NCES, she served as the Chief Statistician for the Office for Civil Rights, within the U.S. Department of Education. Her distinguished career also includes teaching courses in statistics and research methods to doctoral-level students for more than 15 years as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Howard University. Dr. Carr received her B.S. in psychology, with a concentration in statistics, from North Carolina Central University, and obtained M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in developmental psychology from Howard University.