[Federal Register: September 6, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 173)]
[Page 53991-53992]
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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 a proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the Ad hoc Committee on State Participation 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.

DATES: September 11, 2000.
    Time: 8:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M.
    Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC, 20001, Telephone (202) 628-2100.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharif Shakrani, Deputy Executive 
Director, National Assessment Governing Board, Suite 825, 800 North 
Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC, 20002-4233. Telephone: (202) 357-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Assessment Governing Board is 
established under 412 of the National Education Statistics Act of 1994 
(Title IV of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994) (Pub. L. 103-
    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 
interest 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 
    On September 11, 2000 the Ad hoc Committee for State Participation 
will hold a closed meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to discuss the 
development of independent cost estimates to the proposed activities 
related to enhanced participation in NAEP testing. Some proposals or 
policy changes for enhanced NAEP participation may require contract 
modifications. Cost estimates for contract modifications will be 
discussed at this meeting. This meeting must be conducted in closed 
session because public disclosure of this information would likely have 
an adverse financial effect on the NAEP program. The discussion of this 
information would like to significantly frustrate implementation of a 
proposed agency action if conducted in an 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 section 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), 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

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Capitol Street, NW, DC from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Dated: August 31, 2000.
Roy Truby,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 00-22801 Filed 9-5-00; 8:45 am]