[Federal Register: October 13, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 199)]
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National Center for Education Statistics (NCES); Notice of 
Partially Closed Meeting

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of partially closed meeting.


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: October 26-27, 2000.


October 26, 2000

Full Council
    9 a.m.-10:45 a.m. (open)
    10:45-11:45 (closed)
    11:45-2:15 p.m. (open)
Statistics Committee and Policy Committee
    2:15 p.m.-5 p.m. (open).

October 27, 2000

Statistics Committee and Policy Committee
    9 a.m.-12 noon (open)
Full Council
    12 noon-2:30 p.m. (open).

    Location: Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW, Washington, DC 

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

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 (NCES) 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 to 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).
    Meetings of the Council are 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, and 
materials in alternative format) should notify Audrey Pendleton at 202-
502-7300 by no later than October 13, 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 reauthorization of NCES and ACES;
     The closed session on the agenda involves discussion about 
specific cost estimates for future procurements/contracts. The public 
disclosure of this information would be likely to significantly 
frustrate implementation of proposed action if conducted in open 
session. Such matters are protected by exemption (9)(B) of section 
552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C.
     NCES' International Program;
     Enhancing school and state participation in NAEP;
    Individual meetings of two ACES Committees will focus on specific 
     The agenda for the Statistics Committee includes a 
discussion of revision of NCES statistical standards, technical issues 
on adult literacy surveys, and Research and Development studies.
     The agenda for the Policy Committee includes discussion of 
adjustments of NAEP Data, Coordination of NAEP, TIMSS-R, and PISA 
reports, and revision of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data 
System sample frame.
    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.
[FR Doc. 00-26344 Filed 10-12-00; 8:45 am]