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[FR Doc. 2018–09008 Filed 4–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Announcement of closed teleconference meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:01 Apr 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 This notice sets forth the agenda for the April 25, 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 § 10(a)(2) of 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: 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 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 the Nominations Committee recommendations and Governing Board action, 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. During the March 3, 2018 Governing Board meeting, the Governing Board SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 to meet the October 1, 2018 appointment of a Chief State School Officer. On January 11, 2018, the Nominations Committee held a closed teleconference meeting to 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. Notice of that meeting was provided in the Federal Register, 82 FR 60188 (December 19, 2017) (https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-19/ pdf/2017-27127.pdf). This is the same position on the Governing Board that will be discussed during the April 25 closed teleconference of the Nominations Committee. On April 25, 2018, the Nominations Committee will meet via teleconference in closed session from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. The Committee will discuss nominees for the position of Chief State School Officer, whose term will begin October 1, 2018. 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 § 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. Access to Records of the Meeting: Pursuant to FACA requirements, the public may also inspect the meeting deliberations for the March 2018 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 April 15, 2018 by 10:00 a.m. ET. The report of the March 25 closed meeting will be available also on April 15, 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 83 (Monday, April 30, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18832-18833]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08977]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Meeting of the 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 April 25, 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 Sec.  
10(a)(2) of 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 
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 the Nominations 
Committee recommendations and Governing Board action, 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.
    During the March 3, 2018 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 to meet the October 1, 2018 
appointment of a Chief State School Officer. On January 11, 2018, the 
Nominations Committee held a closed teleconference meeting to 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. 
Notice of that meeting was provided in the Federal Register, 82 FR 
60188 (December 19, 2017) (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-19/pdf/2017-27127.pdf). This is the same position on the Governing Board 
that will be discussed during the April 25 closed teleconference of the 
Nominations Committee.
    On April 25, 2018, the Nominations Committee will meet via 
teleconference in closed session from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. The 
Committee will discuss nominees for the position of Chief State School 
Officer, whose term will begin October 1, 2018. 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.
    Access to Records of the Meeting: Pursuant to FACA requirements, 
the public may also inspect the meeting deliberations for the March 
2018 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 April 15, 2018 by 10:00 a.m. ET. The report of the March 25 closed 
meeting will be available also on April 15, 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

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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:  Public Law 107-279, Title III--National Assessment 
of Educational Progress Sec.  301.

    Dated: April 24, 2018.
William J. Bushaw,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), U.S. 
Department of Education.
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