FR Doc E8-26288[Federal Register: November 4, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 214)]
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National Technical Advisory Council

AGENCY: Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary 

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the National 
Technical Advisory Council. 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 participate.

Date and Time: Thursday, November 20, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Rooney, Designated Federal 
Officer, National Technical Advisory Council, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., 
Room 3W246, Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 401-0113; fax: (202) 
260-7764; e-mail:

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Technical Advisory Council is 
authorized by Secretary Margaret Spellings. Established within the 
Department of Education (Department) to advise the Secretary of 
Education and the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary 
Education (Assistant Secretary) on the design and implementation of 
standards, assessments, and accountability systems consistent with 
Federal statutes and regulations.
    At the November 20, 2008, meeting, the Committee will discuss high 
school end-of-course assessments, components of State accountability 
plans included in the 2008 Title I regulations, including minimum group 
sizes for proficiency calculations, and alternate assessments for 
students with disabilities.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting should notify Courtney Merritt at (202) 401-0113 
no later than 5 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. We will 
attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but cannot 
guarantee their availability. There will not be an opportunity for 
public comment during this meeting; however, members of the public may 
submit written comments to Patrick Rooney at
    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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Kerri L. Briggs,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
 [FR Doc. E8-26288 Filed 11-3-08; 8:45 am]