[Federal Register: April 22, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 77)]
[Page 19752]
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National Assessment Governing Board; 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 Achievement Levels of the National 
Assessment Governing Board. This notice also describes the functions of 
the Board. Notice of these meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

DATES: April 30, and May 1, 1999.

TIME: April 30--6-9 p.m., (open); May 1--8 a.m.-3 p.m., (closed).

LOCATION: St. Paul Hotel, 350 Market Street, St. Paul MN.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ann Wilmer, Operations Officer, 
National Assessment Governing Board, Suite 825, 800 North Capitol 
Street, NW, Washington, DC 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 Pub. L. 105-78, the National 
Assessment Governing Board is also granted exclusive authority over 
developing Voluntary National Tests pursuant to contract number 
    On April 30 from 6 to 9 p.m., the Achievement Levels Committee of 
the National Assessment Governing Board will meet in open session to 
review the response of the Technical Advisory Committee to the National 
Academy of Sciences' evaluation of NAEP. Also, the Committee will 
discuss the NAGB plan and report to Congress.
    On May 1, the Achievement Level Committee will meet in closed 
session from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Committee will review the civics 
item classification study and the analysis on supplementary cut scores 
in preparation for the formulation and reporting of recommendations to 
the Governing Board at its May meeting. This meeting must be closed 
because references will be made to specific items from the assessment 
and premature disclosure of the information presented for review 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 section 552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C.
    A summary of the activities of this closed meeting and other 
related matters, which are informative to the public and consistent 
with the policy of the 5 U.S.C. 552b, will be available to the public 
within 14 days after the meeting. 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, NW, Washington, D.C., from 8:30 a.m. to 
5 p.m.

    Dated: April 19, 1999.
Roy Truby,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board.
[FR Doc. 99-10064 Filed 4-21-99; 8:45 am]