National Assessment Governing Board; Education.
Notice of closed meeting.
This notice sets forth the schedule and a proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Executive Committee 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.
September 27, 2000.
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002-4233 Telephone: 202-357-6938.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sharif Shakrani, Deputy Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board, Suite 825, 800 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20002-4233. Telephone: (202) 357-6938End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The National Assessment Governing Board is established under 412 of the National Education Statistics Act of 1994 (Title IV of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994) (Pub. L. 103-382).
The Board is established to formulate policy guidelines for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The Board is responsible for selecting subject areas to be assessed, developing assessment objectives, identifying appropriate achievement goals for each grade and subject tested, and establishing standards and procedures for interstate and national comparisons. Under Pub. L. 105-78, the National Assessment Governing Board is also granted exclusive authority over developing the Voluntary National Tests pursuant to contract number RJ97153001.
On September 27, 2000 the Executive Committee will hold a closed teleconference meeting from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. to review the proposal from the Ad hoc Committee on State Participation and the cost estimates for the proposed activities related to enhanced participation in NAEP testing. This meeting must be conducted in closed session because public disclosure of this information would likely have an adverse financial effect on the NAEP program. The discussion of this information would like to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action if conducted in an open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C.
A summary of the activities of this closed meeting and other related matters which are informative to the public and consistent with the policy of the section 5 U.S.C. 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, Suite #825, 800 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Start Signature
Dated: August 31, 2000.
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board.
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