[Federal Register: August 29, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 168)]
[Page 45801]
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National Assessment Governing Board; Closed Meeting

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board; Education.

ACTION: Notice of closed meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the Design and Methodology Committee of the 
National Assessment Governing Board. This notice also describes the 
functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required under 
Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

DATES: September 23, 1997.

TIME: 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. (closed).

LOCATION: Washington Court Hotel of Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ann Wilmer, Operations Officer, 
National Assessment Governing Board, Suite 825, 800 North Capitol 
Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20002-4233, Telephone: (202) 357-6938.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Assessment Governing Board is 
established under section 412 of the National Education Statistics Act 
of 1994 (Title IV of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994), 
(Pub. L. 103-382).
    The Board is established to formulate policy guidelines for the 
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Board is 
responsible for selecting subject areas to be assessed, developing 
assessment objectives, identifying appropriate achievement goals for 
each grade and subject tested, and establishing standards and 
procedures for interstate and national comparisons.
    On September 23, 1997 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. 
the Design and Methodology Committee will convene in a closed meeting 
to review preliminary cost estimates for NAEP, and to discuss the 
implications of these estimates for the NAEP redesign. Also, the 
Committee will review and comment on the draft request for proposal, 
(RFP) for the next NAEP competition. Public disclosure of this 
information would likely have an adverse financial affect on the NAEP 
program. The discussion of this information would be likely to 
significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action if 
conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 
(9)(B) of Sections 552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C.
    Summaries of these activities and related matters, which are 
informative to the public and consistent with the policy of section 5 
U.S.C. 552b(c), will be available to the public within 14 days of the 
    Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at the U.S. Department of Education, National 
Assessment Governing Board, Suite 825, 800 North Capitol Street, N.W., 
Washington, D.C., from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

    Dated: August 26, 1997.
Roy Truby,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board.
[FR Doc. 97-23116 Filed 8-28-97; 8:45 am]