[Federal Register: September 17, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 180)]
[Page 57004-57005]
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Notice Inviting Publishers To Submit Tests for a Determination of
Suitability for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult

AGENCY: Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of

ACTION: Notice inviting publishers to submit tests for a determination
of suitability for use in the National Reporting System for Adult


SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) announces the date by
which test publishers must submit tests to the Secretary for review and
approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education

Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 11152, Potomac Center Plaza,
Washington, DC 20202-7240. Telephone: (202) 245-7828 or by e-mail:
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the
Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an
accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in this section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department's Measuring Educational Gain
in the National Reporting System for Adult Education regulations, 34
CFR part 462 (NRS regulations), include the procedures for determining
the suitability of tests for use in the NRS.
    Criteria the Secretary uses: In order for the Secretary to consider
a test suitable for use in the NRS, the test must meet the criteria and
requirements established in Sec.  462.13 of the NRS regulations.

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    Submission Requirements:
    (a) A test publisher must comply with the requirements in Sec. 
462.11 of the NRS regulations when submitting an application.
    (b) In accordance with Sec.  462.10 of the NRS regulations, the
deadline for transmittal of applications is October 1, 2010.
    (c) Whether you submit your application by mail (through the U.S.
Postal Service or a commercial carrier) or you hand deliver (or use a
courier service) your application, you must mail or deliver three
copies of your application, on or before the deadline date, to the
following address: NRS Assessment Review, c/o American Institutes for
Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007.
    (d) If you submit your application by mail or commercial carrier,
you must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following:
    (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the
U.S. Postal Service.
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial
    (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the
U.S. Department of Education.
    (e) If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service,
we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    (f) If your application is postmarked after the application
deadline date, we will not consider your application.

    Note:  The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a
dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with
your local post office.

    (g) If you submit your application by hand delivery, you (or a
courier service) must deliver three copies of the application by hand,
on or before 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time on the application
deadline date.

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    Dated: September 14, 2010.
Brenda Dann-Messier,
Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education.
[FR Doc. 2010-23309 Filed 9-16-10; 8:45 am]