[Federal Register: September 12, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 177)]
[Page 57798-57799]
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National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board; Education.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting and partially closed meetings.


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 September 12, 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.

DATES: September 13, 2002.
    Times: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    September 13: Full Board Meeting: Closed Session 8:30 a.m.-3:30 
p.m.; Full Board Open Meeting, 3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
    Location: The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 Hayes Street, 
Arlington, Virginia 20002.

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 Education Statistics Act 
of 1994 (Title IV of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, as 
amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-110).
    The Board is established to formulate policy guidelines for the 
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Board's 
responsibilities include selecting subject areas to be assessed, 
developing assessment objectives, developing appropriate student 
achievement levels for each grade and subject tested, developing 
guidelines for reporting and disseminating results, and developing 
standards and procedures for interstate and national comparisons.

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    The full Board will meet in closed session on September 13, 2002 
from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to interview candidates for the Executive 
Director position. This discussion pertains solely to internal 
personnel rules and practices of an agency and will disclose 
information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute an 
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. As such, the discussions are 
protected by exemptions (2) and (6) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 
    The full Board will meet in open session on September 13, 2002 from 
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to take action on personnel matters related to 
the Executive Director search. The meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 
4:30 p.m.
    Summaries of the activities of the closed sessions and related 
matters, 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 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    Dated: September 9, 2002.
Roy Truby,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board.
[FR Doc. 02-23203 Filed 9-11-02; 8:45 am]