[Federal Register: June 11, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 112)]
[Page 31218]
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National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board; Education.

ACTION: Notice of full board meeting.


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.
    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 Munira Mwalimu 
at 202-357-6938 or at Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov no later than May 31, 2001. 
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.
    Date: June 28, 2001.
    Time: June 28--Full Board Meeting 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Location: Westin Galleria Hotel, 5060 West Alabama, Houston, Texas

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munira Mwalimu, Operations Officer, 
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 Educational 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.
    The meeting will commence at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks, and 
review and approval of the meeting agenda. From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, the 
Board will discuss and take action on recommendations of the Committee 
on Standards, Design, and Methodology (COSDAM) on the NAEP design. From 
12 noon to 1 p.m. the Board will receive an update on NAEP related 
Congressional activities. From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., the Board will 
discuss COSDAM's recommendations on the NAEP 2002 Field Test. A general 
discussion of President Bush's ``No Child Left Behind'' initiative will 
take place between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., upon which time the meeting will 
    Summaries of the activities of the Board's open sessions, 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 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    Dated: June 6, 2001.
Roy Truby,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board.
[FR Doc. 01-14593 Filed 6-8-01 8:45 am]