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National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education.


Notice of an open meeting.


This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the Committee on Measures of Student Success (Committee). The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.


October 20, 2010.

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Committee will meet in Washington, DC at 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006, 8th Floor Conference Center.

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Archie Cubarrubia, Designated Federal Official, Advisory Committee on Measures of Student Success, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. E-mail: Telephone: (202) 502-7601.

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The Committee is established to advise the Secretary of Education in assisting two-year degree-granting institutions of higher education in meeting the completion or graduation rate disclosure requirements outlined in section 485 of the HEA, as amended. Specifically, the Committee shall develop recommendations regarding the accurate calculation and reporting of completion or graduation rates of entering certificate/degree-seeking, full-time, undergraduate students by two-year degree granting institutions of higher education. The Committee may also recommend additional or alternative measures of student success that are comparable alternatives to the completion or graduation rates of entering degree-seeking full-time undergraduate students and that consider the mission and role of two-year degree granting higher education institutions. These recommendations shall be provided to the Secretary no later than 18 months after the first meeting of the Committee.

The agenda for the Committee's first meeting will include a welcome by Department officials followed by a roundtable discussion focusing on the strategies for accomplishing its mission as stated in its charter. The agenda will also include brief panel presentations about current efforts in the field regarding improving completion or graduation rates and alternative measures of student success.

Individuals interested in attending the meeting must register in advance because of limited space issues. Please contact Kristan Cilente at (202) 219-7001 or by e-mail at Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify Kristan Cilente at (202) 219-7001 no later than October 13, 2010. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Opportunities for public comment are available through the Committee's Web site at​about/​bdscomm/​list/​acmss.html. Records are kept of all Committee proceedings and are available for public inspection on the Web site and at the National Center for Education Statistics, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006 from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. E.S.T.

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John Q. Easton,

Director, Institute of Education Sciences.

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[FR Doc. 2010-24782 Filed 10-1-10; 8:45 am]