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[FR Doc. 2017–27219 Filed 12–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Assessment Governing Board National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Announcement of closed teleconference meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the agenda for the January 11, 2018 closed teleconference meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board’s (Governing Board) Nominations Committee, which has been delegated by the Governing Board to take action on behalf of the Board. This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in providing written comments related to the work of the Governing Board. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munira Mwalimu, Executive Officer/ Designated Federal Official for the Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002, telephone: (202) 357–6938, fax: (202) 357–6945, email: Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Authority and Function: The Governing Board is established under the National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act, Title III of Public Law 107–279. Written comments may be submitted electronically or in hard copy to the attention of the Executive Officer/Designated Federal Official (see contact information noted above). Information on the Governing Board, its membership and work can be found at www.nagb.gov. The Governing Board is established to formulate policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Governing Board’s responsibilities include selecting subject areas to be assessed, developing assessment frameworks and specifications, developing appropriate student achievement levels for each grade and subject tested, improving the form and use of NAEP, developing E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 19, 2017 / Notices guidelines for reporting and disseminating results, and releasing initial NAEP results to the public. The Governing Board’s Nominations Committee fulfills the responsibility of making recommendations for potential candidates to fill Governing Board vacancies for terms of service established by law in various Governing Board categories. Following Nominations Committee action on the recommendations (per delegation of authority from the Governing Board on nominees from the October 2016 call for nominees), the final slate of candidates is submitted to the Secretary of Education for consideration and appointment to serve on the Governing Board, as defined in Section 302, Public Law 107–279; see https://nagb.gov/ about-naep/the-naep-law.html. On January 11, 2018, the Nominations Committee will meet in closed session from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Committee will discuss nominees for the position of Chief State School Officer to complete the term of service (term expires on September 30, 2018) of the former incumbent, Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, Mitchell Chester. The Nominations Committee’s discussions pertain solely to internal personnel rules and practices of an agency and information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60188-60189]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27127]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Assessment Governing Board

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Announcement of closed teleconference meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the agenda for the January 11, 2018 
closed teleconference meeting of the National Assessment Governing 
Board's (Governing Board) Nominations Committee, which has been 
delegated by the Governing Board to take action on behalf of the Board. 
This notice provides information to members of the public who may be 
interested in providing written comments related to the work of the 
Governing Board. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munira Mwalimu, Executive Officer/
Designated Federal Official for the Governing Board, 800 North Capitol 
Street NW, Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002, telephone: (202) 357-6938, 
fax: (202) 357-6945, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Authority and Function: The 
Governing Board is established under the National Assessment of 
Educational Progress Authorization Act, Title III of Public Law 107-
279. Written comments may be submitted electronically or in hard copy 
to the attention of the Executive Officer/Designated Federal Official 
(see contact information noted above). Information on the Governing 
Board, its membership and work can be found at www.nagb.gov.
    The Governing Board is established to formulate policy for the 
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Governing 
Board's responsibilities include selecting subject areas to be 
assessed, developing assessment frameworks and specifications, 
developing appropriate student achievement levels for each grade and 
subject tested, improving the form and use of NAEP, developing

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guidelines for reporting and disseminating results, and releasing 
initial NAEP results to the public.
    The Governing Board's Nominations Committee fulfills the 
responsibility of making recommendations for potential candidates to 
fill Governing Board vacancies for terms of service established by law 
in various Governing Board categories. Following Nominations Committee 
action on the recommendations (per delegation of authority from the 
Governing Board on nominees from the October 2016 call for nominees), 
the final slate of candidates is submitted to the Secretary of 
Education for consideration and appointment to serve on the Governing 
Board, as defined in Section 302, Public Law 107-279; see https://nagb.gov/about-naep/the-naep-law.html.
    On January 11, 2018, the Nominations Committee will meet in closed 
session from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Committee will discuss nominees 
for the position of Chief State School Officer to complete the term of 
service (term expires on September 30, 2018) of the former incumbent, 
Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, Mitchell Chester. The 
Nominations Committee's discussions pertain solely to internal 
personnel rules and practices of an agency and information of a 
personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted 
invasion of personal privacy. As such, the discussions are protected by 
exemptions 2 and 6 of Sec.  552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States 
Code.
    During the November 17, 2017 Governing Board meeting, the Governing 
Board delegated authority to the Nominations Committee to receive, 
review, and take action on the final slate of recommended candidates 
for the position of Chief State School Officer. This delegation of 
authority allows the timely submission of candidates to the Secretary 
of Education for consideration and action prior to the March 2018 
Governing Board meeting.
    Access to Records of the Meeting: Pursuant to FACA requirements, 
the public may also inspect the meeting deliberations for the November 
2017 Board meeting via meeting minutes wherein the delegation of 
authority to take action on behalf of the Board was issued to the 
Nominations Committee by the Governing Board at www.nagb.gov beginning 
on February 12, 2018 by 10:00 a.m. ET. The report of the January 11 
closed meeting will be available also on February 12, 2018.
    Electronic Access to this Document: The official version of this 
document is published in the Federal Register. Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System at: 
www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as 
all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, 
you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the 
Adobe website. You may also access documents of the Department 
published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature 
at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search 
feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published 
by the Department.

    Authority:  Pub. L. 107-279, Title III--National Assessment of 
Educational Progress Sec.  301.

William J. Bushaw,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), U.S. 
Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 2017-27127 Filed 12-18-17; 8:45 am]
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