[Federal Register: May 9, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 90)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES); Notice of 
Meeting of the Advisory Council on Education Statistics

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of meeting of the Advisory Council on Education 
Statistics.

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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). 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 18-19, 2000.

TIMES: May 18, 2000--Full Council, 9:00 a.m.-1 p.m.; Statistics 
Committee, Policy Committee, and Management Committee, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 
May 19, 2000--Statistics Committee, Policy Committee, and Management 
Committee, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon; Full Council, 12 noon--2:30 p.m.

LOCATION: The Wyndam Bristol Hotel, 2400 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey Pendleton, National Center for 
Education Statistics, 1990 K Street NW, Room 9115, Washington, DC 
20006.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Council on Education Statistics 
(ACES) is established under Section 46(c)(1) of the Education 
Amendments of 1974, Public Law 93-380. The Council is established to 
review general policies for the operation of the National Center for 
Education Statistics (NCS) in the Office of Educational Research and 
Improvement (OERI) and is responsible for advising on standards to 
ensure 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 Educational Progress (NAEP). This meeting 
of the Council is open to the public. Individuals who will need 
accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e. 
interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in 
alternative format) should notify Audrey Pendleton at 202 502-7300 by 
no later than May 10, 2000. We will attempt to meet requests after this 
date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. 
The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
    The proposed agenda includes the following:

    * New member swearing-in;
    * A status report from the NCES Commissioner on major 
Center initiatives; including the Department of Education's language 
for the reauthorization of NCES and ACES;
    * The role of ACES in producing an annual report on the 
quality and usefulness of data collected and reported by the Center;
    * Using results from the NCES Customer Service Surveys;
    Individual meetings of the three ACES Committees will focus on 
specific topics:
    * The agenda for the Statistics Committee includes a 
discussion of revision of NCES statistical standards, long-term 
trends in the NAEP writing assessment, and a proposed Recognition 
and Reward program using NAEP state results.
    * The agenda for the Policy Committee includes discussion 
of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey Birth Cohort and use of 
the results of the NCES Customer Service Survey.
    * The agenda for the Management Committee will also 
include use of the result of the NCES Customer Service Survey in 
addition to general management issues.

    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, National Center for Education 
Statistics, 1990 K Street NW, Room 9100, Washington, DC 20006.

C. Kent McGuire,
Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
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