[Federal Register: October 17, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 200)]
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National Mathematics Advisory Panel

AGENCY: National Mathematics Advisory Panel, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting & public hearing.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming meeting, including a public hearing, with members of the 
National Mathematics Advisory Panel. The notice also describes the 
functions of the Panel. Notice of this meeting is required by section 
10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to 
notify the public of their opportunity to attend.

DATES: Sunday, November 5, 2006, and Monday, November 6, 2006.
    Times: Sunday, November 5, 2006, 4-5 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2006, 
8:15-11:45 a.m.; 12:45-2:45 p.m.; and 4:30-5:15 p.m.

ADDRESSES: All meetings and the open session for public comment will be 
held on the campus of Stanford University at the Schwab Residential 
Center, 680 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6090.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, 
National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260-8354.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel was established by Executive Order 
13398. The purpose of this Panel is to foster greater knowledge of and 
improved performance in mathematics among American students, in order 
to keep America competitive, support American talent and creativity, 
encourage innovation throughout the American economy, and help State, 
local, territorial, and tribal governments give the nation's children 
and youth the education they need to succeed.
    The Open Session on November 5 will include testimony from the 
College Board and ACT on American student readiness for college-level 
mathematics. The Open Sessions on November 6 will include testimony on 
the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEPP); Trends in 
International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS); the use of 
instructional technology and calculators; and task group reports. 
Individuals interested in attending the meeting are advised to register 
in advance to ensure space availability. Please contact Jennifer Graban 
at (202) 260-1491 or be e-mail at 
Jennifer.Graban@ed.gov by Wednesday, 
November 1, 2006.
    The November 6 meeting will also contain an Open Public Session 
from 10:45-11:45 a.m. At that time, the public is invited to comment 
and present evidence in connection to elements outlined in the 
Executive Order. Presenters are encouraged to address one or more of 
the Panel's present four focus areas: conceptual knowledge and skills; 
learning processes; instructional practices; and teachers. (Please 
refer to the Web site at http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/mathpanel/index.html
 for more information on the elements of the 

Executive Order.)
    If you are interested in giving testimony during the public session 
on November 6, please contact Jennifer Graban at (202) 260-1491 or 
by November 1, 2006, to reserve time on the 

agenda. Please include your name, the organization you represent, and, 
if appropriate, a brief description of the issue you would like to 
present and the focus area(s) to which it correlates. Presenters will 
be allowed five minutes to make their comments. Presenters are 
requested to submit three written copies and an electronic file (CD or 
diskette) of their comments at the meeting, which should be labeled 
with their name and

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contact information. Individuals interested in solely attending the 
meeting are advised to register in advance to ensure space 
    Given the expected number of individuals interested in providing 
comments at the meeting, reservations for presenting comments should be 
made as soon as possible. Reservations will be processed on a first-
come, first-served basis. Persons who are unable to obtain reservations 
to speak during the meeting are encouraged to submit written comments, 
which will be considered equally as those presented on site. Written 
comments will be accepted at the meeting site or via e-mail at 
If you will be e-mailing written comments, 

please do so by October 27, 2006.
    The Panel will submit to the President, through the Secretary, a 
preliminary report not later than January 31, 2007, and a final report 
not later than February 28, 2008. Both reports shall, at a minimum, 
contain recommendations, based on the best available scientific 
    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. 
Individuals who will need accommodations in order to attend the meeting 
such as interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or 
materials in alternative format should notify Jennifer Graban at (202) 
260-1491 or Jennifer.Graban@ed.gov 
no later than November 1, 2006. We 
will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date, but 
cannot guarantee their availability.
    Records are kept of all Panel proceedings, and are available for 
public inspection at the staff office for the Panel, from the hours of 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Dated: October 11, 2006.
Margaret Spellings,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 06-8713 Filed 10-16-06; 8:45 am]