[Federal Register: January 11, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 8)]
[Page 2413]
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National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board; Education.

ACTION:  Notice of closed teleconference meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming teleconference meeting of the Executive Committee 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.
    Date: January 22, 2001.
    Time: 4 p.m., adjournment, approximately, 5 p.m. (closed).
    Location: National Assessment Governing Board; 800 North Capitol 
Street, NW., Suite #825, Washington, DC 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ray Fields, Assistant Director for 
Policy, National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street, 
NW., Suite 825, Washington, DC 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 Pub. L. 105-78, the National Assessment Governing Board is 
also granted exclusive authority over developing the Voluntary National 
Tests pursuant to contact number RJ9753001.
    On Monday, January 22, the Executive Committee will hold a closed 
teleconference meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. to review and discuss the 
qualifications of individuals to fill two vacant National Assessment 
Governing Board staff positions. Based upon these discussions, the 
Executive Committee will approve the hire of the individuals selected 
to fill the position Assistant Director for Psychometrics and the 
position Operations Officer. This meeting will relate solely to the 
internal personal rules and practices of an agency and will disclose 
information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a 
clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, and, as such, is 
protected by exemptions (2) and (6) of Section 552b(c) of Title 5 
    A summary of the activities of the closed teleconference, 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 Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 

Roy Truby,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board.
[FR Doc. 01-795 Filed 1-10-01; 8:45 am]