[Federal Register: May 10, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 89)]
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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 20-21, 1999.


May 20--Full Council, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Management Committee, 1:00 
p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Statistics Committee, 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Strategy/
Policy Committee, 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
May 21, 1999--Full Council 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; Statistics Committee, 
8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.; Strategy/Policy Committee, 8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.; 
and Management Committee, 8:45 a.m.-11:45 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 Avenue, 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

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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 
    The proposed agenda for the full Council includes the following:
    * A status report from the NCES Commissioner on the
condition of NCES;
    * A presentation and discussion of legislated cost and
market basket studies contained in the Higher Education Act; 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 of the Education Statistics Services Institute's (ESSI) 
evaluation, the Commissioner's management report, a briefing on 
customer service activities, a report on NCES's technology activities, 
and a discussion of the IPEDS redesign.
    * The agenda for the Statistics Committee includes a
discussion of the response probability convention in assessment scales, 
a briefing on NAEP and international assessments, a discussion on 
NAGB's perspectives on the future of NAEP, a report on the total survey 
error project, a joint session with the Policy Committee to discuss the 
NAEP/SASS research activity, and a discussion on NAEP technical and 
policy issues.
    * The agenda for the Strategy/Policy Committee includes a
report on teacher licensure, a progress report on instructional 
practices, and a report from NECS's taskforce on life long learning.

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, DC 20208-7575.

    Dated: May 3, 1999.
C. Kent McGuire,
Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 99-11701 Filed 5-7-99; 8:45 am]