[Federal Register: May 15, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 94)]
[Page 27062]
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Advisory Council on Education Statistics, (ACES)

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the Advisory Council on Education Statistics 
(ACES). This notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to 
notify the general public of their opportunity to attend.

DATES: May 21-22, 1998.

TIMES: May 21, 1998--Full Council, 9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.; Management 
Committee, 10:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Statistics Committee, 10:45 a.m.-4:40 
p.m.; Strategy/Policy 10:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    May 22, 1998--Full Council 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.; Statistics 
Committee, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon; Strategy/Policy Committee, 8:30 a.m. 
to 12 noon; and Management Committee, 8:30 to 12 noon.

LOCATION: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol Street NW, Washington 
D.C. 20001.

Barbara Marenus, National Center for Education Statistics, 555 New 
Jersey Ave, NW, Room 400J, Washington, D.C. 20208-5530--(202) 219-1835.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Council on Education Statistics 
(ACES) is established under Section 406(c)(1) of the Education 
Amendments of 1974, Pub. L. 93-380. The Council is established to 
review general policies for the operation of the National Center for 
Education Statistics (NCES) in the Office of Educational Research and 
Improvement and is responsible for advising on standards to insure that 
statistics and analyses disseminated by NCES are of high quality and 
are not subject to political influence. In addition, ACES is required 
to advise the Commissioner of NCES and the National Assessment 
Governing Board on technical and statistical matters related to the 
National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). The meeting of the 
Council is open to the public.
    The proposed agenda for the full Council includes the following:
     A status report from the NCES Commissioner on major Center
initiatives; and
     The presentation of Committee reports.
    Individual meetings of the three ACES subcommittees will focus on 
specific topics:
     The agenda for the Management Committee includes
discussion on the results from the 1997 Customer Service Survey, a 
report on the development of partnerships with external organizations, 
a discussion of ``capacity building'' activities for NCES, and 
discussion on NCES's program planning activities.
     The agenda for the Statistics Committee includes a
discussion of the emerging issues in NCES's licensing policy, a 
discussion of the response probability convention in assessment scales, 
and a report on race/ethnicity reporting issues.
     The agenda for the Strategy/Policy Committee includes a
discussion of redesign issues in the Schools and Staffing Survey, a 
discussion of a new longitudinal cohort study and a briefing on school 
crime data collections options.
    Records are kept of all Council proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at the Office of the Executive Director, Advisory 
Council on Education Statistics, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Room 400J, 
Washington, D.C. 20208-7575.
Ricky Takai,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 98-13023 Filed 5-14-98; 8:45 am]