[Federal Register: March 16, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 50)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board, Education.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the Achievement Levels 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.

DATE: April 29, 1998.

TIME: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Doubletree Hotel, Denver Southeast, 13696 East Iliff Place at 
I-22, Aurora, Colorado.

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. 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. Under P.L. 105-78, the National 
Assessment Governing Board is also granted exclusive authority over 
developing Voluntary National Tests pursuant to contract number 
RJ97153001.
    On April 29, in open session, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the 
Achievement Levels Committee will meet to consider the achievement 
levels descriptions for the purpose of formulating a recommendation for 
Board action at the meeting scheduled for May. The Committee will also 
discuss the achievement level issues associated with the implementation 
of the Voluntary National Tests.
    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.
Roy Truby,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board.
[FR Doc. 98-6601 Filed 3-13-98; 8:45 am]
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