Betty Rosa, a former Bronx superintendent and a member of the board since 2008, is replacing Merryl Tisch as chancellor of the board who stepped down Monday.
The state will now give schools more credit for gains that students make on Indiana's standardized test.
An analysis from Measured Progress published last summer found that just 37 percent of Nevada students completed Smarter Balanced tests.
The recommendation comes as the state faces a $2 billion budget deficit after tax cuts under the former governor and decreased revenues due to the fall in oil prices.
An Achieve study finds that states' accountability systems leave out factors that best indicate whether students are ready for college.
Ohio is now part of a growing number of states that are questioning the validity of their online exam results.
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump told a debate audience Thursday that former candidate Ben Carson would "be very involved with education" in a Trump administration.
While charter school advocates are celebrating their hard-fought victory squeezed out of the legislature right before the end of the session, several lawmakers in both chambers raised the specter of a second lawsuit, saying they're not sure the revised law passes constitutional muster.
Lawmakers are looking for a way to satisfy the high court's ruling that the state's funding formula is inequitable.
The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to provide all students in grades 3-8 just the same exam.