[Federal Register: April 26, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 81)]
[Page 20758]
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National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of meeting of the Advisory Council on Education 


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 23-24, 2002.

Times: May 23, 2002--Full Council meeting, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; May 24, 
2002--Full Council meeting 9 a.m.-1.

Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., 
Washington, DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurence T. Ogle, 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 subject to political influence. In addition, ACES 
is required to advice the Commissioner of NCES and the National 
Assessment Government 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, with the exception of 
budget discussions. Individuals who will need accommodations for a 
disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, 
assistive listening devices, materials in alternate format) should 
notify Laurence T. Ogle at (202) 502-7426 by no later than May 15, 
2002. 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:
     Review of Division activity within NCES.
     Legislative and budget updates.
     Ethics training.
     New NCES Standards.
     Adult literacy standards.
    Records are kept of Council proceedings and are available for 
public inspection. Records are also available for public inspection at 
the Office of the Acting Executive Director, Laurence T. Ogle, Advisory 
Council on Education Statistics, National Center for Education 
Statistics, 1900 K Street, NW., Room 9115, Washington, DC 20006.

Grover J. Whithurst,
Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 02-10258 Filed 4-25-02; 8:45 am]