National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting, 39385-39387 [E7-13919]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 18, 2007 / Notices CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning a new Progress Reporting Module designed to collect demographic information from federal grantees. These reports will be submitted by grantees that receive Corporation funding through the Corporation’s AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, and Senior Corps RSVP competitions. Completion of the Progress Report is required as a condition of these awards. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice. Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by September 17, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America; Attention Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director for Policy, Room 9515; 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC., 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:02 Jul 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 (3) By fax to: (202) 606–3476, Attention Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director for Policy. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: aborgstrom@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Borgstrom, (202) 606–6930, or by e-mail at aborgstrom@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). Background The demographic reporting module will be completed by grantees of the Corporation’s AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps RSVP programs. The purpose of the information collection is to elicit accurate information from Corporation grantees in order to assess impacts and respond to requests for information from stakeholders. Current Action The Corporation seeks to employ a new reporting module focused on categories of volunteers identified as key targets in the Corporation’s strategic plan. This reporting module will be added to existing reporting questions that are program specific, and have their own OMB approval numbers and expiration dates. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Demographic reporting module. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Current/prospective recipients of AmeriCorps State and National, VISTA, and Senior Corps RSVP funding. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39385 Total Respondents: 1,894. Frequency: Annually, with exceptions. Average Time Per Response: Averages 5 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 9,470 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: July 12, 2007. Kristin McSwain, Director, AmeriCorps State and National. [FR Doc. E7–13938 Filed 7–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting Department of Education, National Assessment Governing Board. ACTION: Notice of open meeting and partially closed meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The 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 members of the general public of their opportunity to attend. Individuals who will need special accommodations 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: Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov no later than July 27, 2007. 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. DATES: August 2–4, 2007. Times August 2 Committee Meetings Assessment Development Committee: Closed Session—8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Executive Committee: Open Session— 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Session—5 p.m. to 6 p.m. E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 39386 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 18, 2007 / Notices August 3 Full Board: Open Session—8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m..; Closed Session—12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.; Open Session—1:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Committee Meetings Assessment Development Committee: Open Session—9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Joint Session: Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology and the Reporting and Dissemination Committee: Closed Session—9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology: Open Session—10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Reporting and Dissemination Committee: Open Session—10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. August 4 Nominations Committee: Closed Session—7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Full Board: Open Session—9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: The Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA 22102. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munira Mwalimu, Operations Officer, National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002–4233, telephone: (202) 357–6938. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Assessment Governing Board is established under section 412 of the National Education Statistics Act of 1994, as amended. 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. On August 2, 2007, the Assessment Development Committee will meet in closed session from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to review secure science pilot items for grades 4, 8, and 12 for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Science Pilot. The meeting must be conducted in closed session as disclosure of proposed test items for the science pilot would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP program, and is therefore protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C. On August 2, the Executive Committee will meet in closed session VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:02 Jul 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for the following briefing and discussions: (1) The Committee will receive independent government cost estimates from the Associate Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, for options affecting operations under contracts covering the 2008–2012 assessment years. The discussion of independent government cost estimates is necessary for ensuring that NAEP contracts meet congressionally mandated goals and adhere to Board policies on NAEP assessments. This part of the meeting must be conducted in closed session because public disclosure of this information would likely have an adverse financial effect on the NAEP program and will provide an advantage to bidders attending the meeting. The meeting must therefore be conducted in closed session as disclosure of data would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP release activities, and is therefore protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C. (2) The Committee will discuss Governing Board staff reappointments and the nomination of the Vice Chair of the Board for the one-year term beginning October 1, 2007. These discussions pertain 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. On August 3, the full Board will meet in open session from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Board will approve the agenda, receive the Executive Director’s report, and hear an update on the work of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The Board’s standing committees will meet from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Assessment Development Committee will meet in open session on August 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Committee on Design and Methodology and the Reporting and Dissemination Committee will meet in a joint closed session on August 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. to receive a briefing on secure data on participation, and inclusion and accommodation rates for the 2007 NAEP assessments (Writing at grades 8 and 12 and reading and mathematics at grades 4 and 8). The NAEP reports will not be released until the fall of 2007. The meeting must therefore be conducted in closed session as premature disclosure of data would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP program, and is therefore PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C. On August 3, the full Board will meet in closed session from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. to receive a briefing on results of the 2006 NAEP 12th Grade Economics Report Card. The Governing Board will be provided with embargoed data on the report that cannot be discussed in an open meeting prior to their official release. The meeting must therefore be conducted in closed session as premature disclosure of data would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP program, and is therefore protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C. On August 3 from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. the Board will receive a panel presentation on NAEP Trendline Issues. From 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Board will discuss and take action on the NAEP 2011 Writing Specifications and Background Variables. On August 4, the Nominations Committee will meet in closed session from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. to review and discuss confidential information regarding nominees received for Board vacancies for terms beginning on October 1, 2007. These discussions pertain 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 August 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., the Board will receive a briefing on NAEP Validity. Board actions on policies and Committee reports are scheduled to take place between 10:15 a.m. and 12 p.m., upon which the August 4, 2007 session of the Board meeting will adjourn. Detailed minutes of the meeting, including summaries of the activities of the closed sessions and related matters that 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, Monday through Friday. Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 18, 2007 / Notices Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/ fedregister/index.html. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting

AGENCY: Department of Education, National Assessment Governing Board.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting and partially closed meetings.

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SUMMARY: The 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 members of the 
general public of their opportunity to attend. Individuals who will 
need special accommodations 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: 
Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov no later than July 27, 2007. 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.

DATES: August 2-4, 2007.

Times

August 2

Committee Meetings

    Assessment Development Committee: Closed Session--8:30 a.m. to 4 
p.m.
    Executive Committee: Open Session--4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed 
Session--5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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August 3

    Full Board: Open Session--8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m..; Closed Session--
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.; Open Session--1:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings

    Assessment Development Committee: Open Session--9:15 a.m. to 12:15 
p.m.
    Joint Session: Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology and 
the Reporting and Dissemination Committee: Closed Session--9:15 a.m. to 
10 a.m.
    Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology: Open Session--10 
a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    Reporting and Dissemination Committee: Open Session--10 a.m. to 
12:15 p.m.

August 4

    Nominations Committee: Closed Session--7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
    Full Board: Open Session--9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Location: The Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, 
McLean, VA 22102.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Assessment Governing Board is 
established under section 412 of the National Education Statistics Act 
of 1994, as amended.
    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.
    On August 2, 2007, the Assessment Development Committee will meet 
in closed session from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to review secure science 
pilot items for grades 4, 8, and 12 for the 2009 National Assessment of 
Educational Progress (NAEP) Science Pilot. The meeting must be 
conducted in closed session as disclosure of proposed test items for 
the science pilot would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP 
program, and is therefore protected by exemption 9(B) of section 
552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C.
    On August 2, the Executive Committee will meet in closed session 
from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for the following briefing and discussions:
    (1) The Committee will receive independent government cost 
estimates from the Associate Commissioner of the National Center for 
Education Statistics, for options affecting operations under contracts 
covering the 2008-2012 assessment years. The discussion of independent 
government cost estimates is necessary for ensuring that NAEP contracts 
meet congressionally mandated goals and adhere to Board policies on 
NAEP assessments. This part of the meeting must be conducted in closed 
session because public disclosure of this information would likely have 
an adverse financial effect on the NAEP program and will provide an 
advantage to bidders attending the meeting. The meeting must therefore 
be conducted in closed session as disclosure of data would 
significantly impede implementation of the NAEP release activities, and 
is therefore protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 
U.S.C.
    (2) The Committee will discuss Governing Board staff reappointments 
and the nomination of the Vice Chair of the Board for the one-year term 
beginning October 1, 2007. These discussions pertain 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.
    On August 3, the full Board will meet in open session from 8:30 
a.m. to 9 a.m. The Board will approve the agenda, receive the Executive 
Director's report, and hear an update on the work of the National 
Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The Board's standing committees 
will meet from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    The Assessment Development Committee will meet in open session on 
August 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Committee on Design and 
Methodology and the Reporting and Dissemination Committee will meet in 
a joint closed session on August 3 from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. to receive 
a briefing on secure data on participation, and inclusion and 
accommodation rates for the 2007 NAEP assessments (Writing at grades 8 
and 12 and reading and mathematics at grades 4 and 8). The NAEP reports 
will not be released until the fall of 2007. The meeting must therefore 
be conducted in closed session as premature disclosure of data would 
significantly impede implementation of the NAEP program, and is 
therefore protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 
U.S.C.
    On August 3, the full Board will meet in closed session from 12:15 
p.m. to 1:45 p.m. to receive a briefing on results of the 2006 NAEP 
12th Grade Economics Report Card. The Governing Board will be provided 
with embargoed data on the report that cannot be discussed in an open 
meeting prior to their official release. The meeting must therefore be 
conducted in closed session as premature disclosure of data would 
significantly impede implementation of the NAEP program, and is 
therefore protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 
U.S.C.
    On August 3 from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. the Board will receive a 
panel presentation on NAEP Trendline Issues. From 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 
p.m., the Board will discuss and take action on the NAEP 2011 Writing 
Specifications and Background Variables.
    On August 4, the Nominations Committee will meet in closed session 
from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. to review and discuss confidential 
information regarding nominees received for Board vacancies for terms 
beginning on October 1, 2007. These discussions pertain 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 August 4 from 9 a.m. to 
12 noon. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., the Board will receive a briefing on 
NAEP Validity. Board actions on policies and Committee reports are 
scheduled to take place between 10:15 a.m. and 12 p.m., upon which the 
August 4, 2007 session of the Board meeting will adjourn.
    Detailed minutes of the meeting, including summaries of the 
activities of the closed sessions and related matters that 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, Monday through Friday.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document

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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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nara/index.html.


    Dated: July 12, 2007.
Charles E. Smith,
Executive Director, U.S. Department of Education, National Assessment 
Governing Board.
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