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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Advisory Council on Education Statistics, Policy Committee

AGENCY: National Center on Education Statistics, 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 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: October 28-29, 1998.

TIMES: October 28, 1998--Full Council, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Management 
Committee, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; Statistics Committee, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 
p.m.; and Strategy/Policy Committee, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. October 29, 
1998--Full Council 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.; Statistics Committee, 8:30 
a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Strategy/Policy Committee, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; and 
Management Committee, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Barbara Marenus, National Center for Education Statistics, 555 New 
Jersey Ave., NW, Room 400J, Washington, DC 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;
    * A report from the National Research Council on its
evaluation study of NAEP; and
    * The presentation of Committee reports.
    * Individual meetings of the three ACES subcommittee will
focus on specific topics:
    * The agenda for the Management Committee includes
discussion on the implications of the Center-wide role of statistics 
and technology in the new organization, a briefing on customer service 
activities and a demonstration on the utilization of the new 
practitioner web page, a discussion of ``capacity building'' activities 
for NCES, and a discussion of NCES organization planning and staffing 
activities.
    * The agenda for the Statistics Committee includes a
discussion on issues arising from statistical adjustments to data, a 
report on new methodological projects for NCES, and a discussion of the 
response probability convention in assessment scales.
    * The agenda for the Strategy/Policy Committee includes a
discussion on a new instructional practice study for NCES, a discussion 
on teacher quality and the Schools and Staffing Survey, and a report on 
the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and the Implications 
for NCES.
     Records are kept of all Council proceedings and are 
available for public transportation at the Office of the Executive 
Director, Advisory Council on Education Statistics, 555 New Jersey 
Avenue, NW, Room 400J, Washington, D.C. 20208-7575.
C. Kent McGuire,
Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 98-28742 Filed 10-26-98; 8:45 am]
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