FR Doc E8-28547[Federal Register: December 2, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 232)]
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National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board; Education.

ACTION: Notice of Closed Teleconference Meeting.


SUMMARY: The notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming closed teleconference 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.

DATES: December 15, 2008.
    Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
    Location: Via Teleconference.

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, as amended.
    The Governing 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 specifications and frameworks, developing 
appropriate student achievement levels for each grade and subject 
tested, developing standards and procedures for interstate and national 
comparisons, developing guidelines for reporting and disseminating 
results, and releasing initial NAEP results to the public.
    On Monday, December 15, 2008, the full Board will hold a closed 
teleconference meeting from 200 p.m. to 400 p.m. to review and discuss 
the qualifications of individuals to fill the vacant position of 
Executive Director of the National Assessment Governing Board. Based on 
these discussions, the full Board will approve the hire of the 
Executive Director. These discussions pertain 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 U.S.C.
    A summary of the activities of the closed teleconference, and 
related matters which are informative to the public and consistent with 
the policy of section 552b(c), will be available to the public within 
14 days after 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, 800 North Capitol 
Street, NW., Suite 825, Washington DC 20002, from 8:30 a.m. to 500 p.m.
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    Dated: November 20, 2008.
Mary Crovo,
Interim Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. 
Department of Education.
 [FR Doc. E8-28547 Filed 12-1-08; 8:45 am]