FR Doc E7-19167
[Federal Register: September 28, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 188)]
[Page 55191]
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Reading First Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary 

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice describes an open meeting of the Reading First 
Advisory Committee. Notice of the 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 and Times: October 15, 2007, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Eastern 
Standard Time; and October 16, 2007, 9 a.m. until noon, Eastern 
Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: Hilton Crystal City at 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, 
Arlington, Virginia 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Spitz, Reading First Team 
Leader, Reading First Advisory Committee; 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260-3793; fax: (202) 260-8969; 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Reading First Advisory Committee is 
authorized by Sections 1203(c)(2)(a) and 1202(e)(2) of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended. The Committee 
is established within the Department of Education to evaluate Reading 
First applications submitted by States, to review the progress reports 
that States submit after the third year of the grant period, to advise 
on the awarding of Targeted Assistance Grants, and to advise the 
Secretary on other issues that the Secretary deems appropriate.
    At the open meeting on August 20, the Committee considered the 
performance data collected from all states and discussed how that data 
should be reviewed. The Committee created a subcommittee to begin 
looking at the data and determined that the full Committee would 
discuss analysis of the data at a public meeting on October 15 and 16.
    During this meeting, staff from the Department's offices of Policy 
and Program Studies Service and Institute of Education Sciences will 
brief the Committee on their current evaluations of the Reading First 
program. The meeting will be attended by one or more statisticians who 
will work with the Committee to answer questions about the data. The 
Committee expects to establish topics that can be researched further 
using the data that is currently available, as well as a timeline for 
completing the review of the third-year progress reports. The Committee 
may also discuss longer-term research topics and ways to improve data 
collected in the future.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistance 
listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify 
Deborah Spitz at (202) 260-3793, no later than ten (10) days before the 
scheduled date of the meeting. We will attempt to meet requests for 
accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their availability. 
The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
    Request for Written Comments: Written comments should be submitted 
via e-mail at least five (5) days prior to the scheduled date of the 
meeting to Deborah Spitz at These comments will 
be shared with the members of the Committee.
    Records are kept of all Committee proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20202, from 
the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time Monday through 
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Amanda Farris,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, The Office of Elementary and Secondary 
[FR Doc. E7-19167 Filed 9-27-07; 8:45 am]