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National Assessment Governing Board; Education.


Notice of open meeting and partially closed meetings.


This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming 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. This document is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e. interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Munira Mwalimu at 202-357-6938 or at no later than September 12, 2002. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.


September 13, 2002.

Times: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

September 13: Full Board Meeting: Closed Session 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Full Board Open Meeting, 3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

Location: The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia 20002.

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Munira Mwalimu, Operations Officer, National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002-4233, Telephone: (202) 357-6938.

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The National Assessment Governing Board is established under section 412 of the National Education Statistics Act of 1994 (Title IV of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-110).

The 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 objectives, developing appropriate student achievement levels for each grade and subject tested, developing guidelines for reporting and disseminating results, and developing standards and procedures for interstate and national comparisons.Start Printed Page 57799

The full Board will meet in closed session on September 13, 2002 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to interview candidates for the Executive Director position. This discussion pertains 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.

The full Board will meet in open session on September 13, 2002 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to take action on personnel matters related to the Executive Director search. The meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 4:30 p.m.

Summaries of the activities of the closed sessions and related matters, which are informative to the public and consistent with the policy of section 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), will be available to the public within 14 days of 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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Dated: September 9, 2002.

Roy Truby,

Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board.

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[FR Doc. 02-23203 Filed 9-11-02; 8:45 am]