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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 105 (Thursday, June 2, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32358-32359]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-11076]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration on Children and Families


Notice of Secretary's Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Administration on Children, Youth and Families, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of meeting; Advisory Committee on Head Start 
Accountability and Educational Performance Measures.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), by authority 
of 42 U.S.C. 9836A; Section 641A(b) of the Head Start Act, as amended, 
has formed the Advisory Committee on Head Start Accountability and 
Educational Performance Measures. The Committee is governed by the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as 
amended (5 U.S.C. appendix 2).
    The function of this Committee is to help assess HHS' progress in 
developing and implementing educational measures in the Head Start 
Program. This

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includes the Head Start National Reporting System (NRS). The Committee 
is to provide recommendations for integrating NRS with other ongoing 
assessments of the effectiveness of the program. The Committee will 
work in coordination with the existing Technical Work Group (TWG) which 
helped develop NRS, and make recommendations for how NRS data can be 
included in the broader Head Start measurement found in the Family and 
Child Experiences Survey (FACES), the national Head Start Impact Study, 
Head Start's Performance Based Outcome System, and the going evaluation 
of the Early Head Start program.

Dates: June 15, 2005, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., dinner recess; June 16, 2005, 9 
a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, Maryland 
20814.

Agenda: The Committee will be sworn in and will structure a plan that 
will enable it to accomplish its mission. Written and oral 
presentations related to existing Head Start evaluations will be the 
major parts of the meeting. Time allotted for each invited presentation 
will be limited.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This, the first meeting of the newly formed 
Committee, is open to the public. Persons wishing to bring written 
statements or papers focused on relevant, existing research with Head 
Start populations or on measures appropriate for low-income four- and 
five-year-old children are welcome to do so.
    Individuals may email such documents to Secretaryadvisory-hs@esi-
dc.com or mail to: ESI, ATTN: Xzavier Wright, Head Start Bureau-
Secretary Advisory Committee, 7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 600, 
Bethesda, Maryland 20814.
    Documents received will be presented to the Committee.
    Committee meeting records will be kept at the Switzer Building 
located at 330 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20447. The Head Start 
Bureau will also make material related to this meeting available on the 
Head Start Web site at http://www2.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/hsb/.
    For additional information regarding this meeting, please contact 
Michele Plutro, Designated Federal Officer, at 202-205-8912.
    An interpreter for the deaf and hearing impaired, or any other 
special needs, will be available upon advance request by contacting 
xzavier@esi-dc.com.

    Dated: May 27, 2005.
Wade F. Horn,
Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.
[FR Doc. 05-11076 Filed 6-1-05; 8:45 am]
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