[Federal Register: June 9, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 110)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board; Education.

ACTION: Notice of partially closed meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting 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. This document is intended to notify the general public 
of their opportunity to attend.

DATES: June 23, 1999.

TIME: June 23--Full Board, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., (open), 2:00-3:00 p.m., 
(closed).

LOCATION: University of Michigan, Michigan League, 911 North University 
Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ann Wilmer, Operations Officer, 
National Assessment Governing Board, Suite 825, 800 North Capitol 
Street, NW, 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 the Voluntary National Tests pursuant to contract number 
RJ97153001.
    On June 23, the Governing Board will meet in open session from 8:00 
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Agenda items for this meeting of the Board include 
discussion on mathematics frameworks; action on National Assessment 
Design: 2000-2010; action on the NAGB plan and report to Congress on 
Achievement Levels; and action on NAGB report to Congress on Voluntary 
National Tests: purpose, definitions, and reporting plans.
    From 2:00 to adjournment, 3:00 p.m., the Board will meet in closed 
session to review the Nominations Committee's recommendations of 
individuals to fill the upcoming Board vacancies. These discussions 
will relate solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an 
agency and would disclose information of a personal nature where 
disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal 
privacy if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by 
exemptions (2) and (6) of Section 552b (c) of Title 5 U.S.C.
    Summaries of the activity of the closed session and related 
matters, which are informative to the public and consistent with the 
policy of section 5 U.S.C. 552b (c), will be available to the public 
within 14 days of 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, DC, from 8:30 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m.
Roy Truby,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board.
[FR Doc. 99-14548 Filed 6-8-99; 8:45 am]
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