National Assessment Governing Board, 54333-54335 [2018-23495]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 209 / Monday, October 29, 2018 / Notices Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, Docket ID number, and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DOD Clearance Officer: Mr. Frederick Licari. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Mr. Licari at whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dddod-information-collections@mail.mil. Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24 Suite 08D09, Alexandria, VA 22350–1700. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2018–23588 Filed 10–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy [Docket ID: USN–2018–HQ–0019] Proposed Collection; Comment Request The Office of the Secretary of the Navy, DoD. ACTION: Information collection notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by December 28, 2018. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 JAGC Student Program Direct Accession Application Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Annual Burden Hours: 1,600. Number of Respondents: 800. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 800. Average Burden per Response: 2 hours. Frequency: Semi-Annually. OPNAV 1070/3 Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Annual Burden Hours: 100. Number of Respondents: 100. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 100. Average Burden per Response: 1 hour. Frequency: Semi-Annually. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54333 Structured Interviews Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Annual Burden Hours: 500. Number of Respondents: 500. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 500. Average Burden per Response: 1 hour. Frequency: Semi-Annually. Totals Annual Burden Hours: 1,820 hours. Total Number of Respondents: 1,400. Total Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 1,400. Average burden per Response: 1.3 hours. The Student Program application is currently available two times a year; the Direct Accession application is available one time per year; the Internship application is available throughout the year for programs offered in the Summer, Fall and Spring. This online application is used to select applicants for either a voluntary internship position with a JAG Corps office or for a professional recommendation to commission in the JAG Corps. The application consists of an online form detailing academic and extracurricular achievement, professional experience if applicable, and supporting documentation. Morgan E. Park, Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2018–23572 Filed 10–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Assessment Governing Board National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Announcement of open and closed meetings. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the agenda for the November 15–17, 2018 Quarterly Board Meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board). This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in attending the meeting or providing written comments related to the work of the Governing Board. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). DATES: The Quarterly Board Meeting will be held on the following dates: • November 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. • November 16, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 54334 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 209 / Monday, October 29, 2018 / Notices • November 17, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Committee Meetings: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001. Assessment Development Committee (ADC): Closed Session: 10:30 a.m.–11:05 a.m. Open Session: 11:05 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reporting and Dissemination (R&D): Open Session 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology (COSDAM): Open Session: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Joint Committee Meetings: COSDAM and R&D: Open Session: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: 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. The Governing Board is established to formulate policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Governing Board’s responsibilities include the following: selecting subject areas to be assessed, developing assessment frameworks and specifications, developing appropriate student achievement levels for each grade and subject tested, developing standards and procedures for interstate and national comparisons, improving the form and use of NAEP, developing guidelines for reporting and disseminating results, and releasing initial NAEP results to the public. November 15–17, 2018 Committee Meetings The Governing Board’s standing committees will meet to conduct regularly scheduled work based on agenda items planned for this Quarterly Board Meeting and follow-up items as reported in the Governing Board’s committee meeting minutes available at https://www.nagb.gov/governing-board/ quarterly-board-meetings.html. Detailed Meeting Agenda: November 15–17, 2018 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 November 15: Committee Meetings Ad Hoc Committee on Measures of Postsecondary Preparedness: Open Session: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Executive Committee: Open Session: 4:30 p.m. to 4:35 p.m.; Closed Session 4:35 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. November 16: Full Governing Board and Committee Meetings Full Governing Board: Open Session: 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.; 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Closed Sessions: 12:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m.; 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 November 17: Full Governing Board and Committee Meetings Nominations Committee: Closed Session: 7:30 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. Full Governing Board: Closed Session: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.; Open Session: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Closed Session: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Ad Hoc Committee on Measures of Postsecondary Preparedness will meet in open session from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Executive Committee will convene in open session from 4:30 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. to review the committee agenda. Thereafter, the Executive Committee will convene in closed session from 4:35 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. During the closed session, the Executive Committee will receive and discuss independent cost estimates and implications for implementing the Long-Term Trend assessment in 2021 and costs estimates to conduct assessments based on a draft revised NAEP Assessment Schedule extending to 2030. This meeting must be conducted in closed session because public disclosure of this information would likely have an adverse financial effect on the NAEP program by providing independent government cost estimates and proprietary contract costs of current NAEP contractors to the public. Discussion of this information would be likely to significantly impede implementation of a proposed agency action if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b of Title 5 U.S.C. On Friday, November 16, 2018, the Governing Board will meet in open session from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. From 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the Governing Board will review and approve the November 15–17, 2018 quarterly meeting agenda and meeting minutes from the August 2018 Quarterly Board Meeting. The Governing Board Chair and new members of the Governing Board will provide remarks. Thereafter, the Secretary of Education, PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Betsy DeVos, will administer the oath of office to four new Governing Board members and a reappointed member, following which she will address the Governing Board. From 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. the Governing Board’s Deputy Executive Director Lisa Stooksberry will provide an update on the Governing Board’s work, followed by updates from the Institute of Education Sciences and NCES. From 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., the standing committee chairs will provide a preview of the agenda items for the committee meetings. At 10:15 a.m., the Governing Board will recess for a 15 minute break. Thereafter, committee meetings will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology and the Reporting and Dissemination Committee will meet in open sessions from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thereafter, these committees will meet jointly in open session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Assessment Development Committee will meet in closed session from 10:30 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. and thereafter in open session from 11:05 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During the closed session, the Assessment Development Committee will review secure items on the Vocabulary Assessment in NAEP Reading. This meeting must be conducted in closed session because public disclosure of this information would likely have an adverse financial effect on the NAEP program by releasing test items that have not been disclosed to the public. Discussion of this information would be likely to significantly impede implementation of a proposed agency action if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b of Title 5 U.S.C. Following the committee meetings, on Friday, November 16, 2018, the Governing Board will convene in closed session from 12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to discuss the NAEP Assessment Schedule and budget. This meeting must be conducted in closed session because discussions will involve reviewing independent government cost estimates for assessing various NAEP subjects on the assessment schedule. Public disclosure of the cost estimates would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP assessment program if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of § 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. The Governing Board will take a 15 minute break and reconvene in open session from 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Governing Board will receive a briefing E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 209 / Monday, October 29, 2018 / Notices from a panel on the history and context of the NAEP achievement levels. The Governing Board will then discuss the draft Governing Board Policy on Developing Student Achievement Levels for NAEP. From 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. the Governing Board will meet in closed session to receive a confidential briefing on ethics from the Office of General Counsel. This meeting is closed because the discussions pertain solely to internal personnel rules and practices of an agency and information of a personal nature wherein 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. The November 16, 2018 session of the Governing Board meeting will adjourn at 5:15 p.m. On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the Governing Board will convene in three closed sessions. During the first closed session, the Nominations Committee will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. to discuss and receive updates on nominations received for Governing Board vacancies for terms that begin on October 1, 2019. 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. The second closed session on November 17, 2018 scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. is to receive a briefing from Terry Mazany, Chair of the Search Committee for the Executive Director, on the status of the search process with a proposed timeline for the search. These 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. Following these closed sessions, the Governing Board will meet in open session from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. From 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., the Governing Board will receive a final report from the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee Terry Mazany on recommendations made by the Ad Hoc Committee on Measures of Postsecondary Preparedness. Following a 15 minute break, the Governing Board will receive reports VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 from its standing committees from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Action items for Governing Board consideration include the Governing Board Policy on Developing Student Achievement Levels for NAEP and a proposed Release Plan for the 2018 NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment. From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the Governing Board will meet in its third closed session of the day to receive a briefing on the 2017 NAEP Writing Assessment. This meeting must be conducted in closed session because the assessment test items and data are secure and have not been released to the public. Public disclosure of the secure test items and data would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP assessment program if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of § 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. The November 17, 2018 session of the Governing Board meeting will adjourn at 12:00 p.m. Access to Records of the Meeting: Pursuant to FACA requirements, the public may also inspect the meeting materials at www.nagb.gov beginning on Thursday, November 15, 2018, by 10:00 a.m. EST. The official verbatim transcripts of the public meeting sessions will be available for public inspection no later than 30 calendar days following the meeting. Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in this notice no later than 21 days prior to the meeting. 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 and its work can be found at www.nagb.gov. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document 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 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54335 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 § 301. Dated: October 22, 2018. Lisa Stooksberry, Deputy Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), U. S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 2018–23495 Filed 10–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2018–ICCD–0113] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017–18 (MGLS:2017) Main Study First Follow-Up (MS2) Tracking and Recruitment Revision and Operational Field Test Second Follow-Up (OFT3) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 28, 2018. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2018–ICCD–0113. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9089, Washington, DC 20202–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Assessment Governing Board

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

ACTION: Announcement of open and closed meetings.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the agenda for the November 15-17, 2018 
Quarterly Board Meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board 
(hereafter referred to as Governing Board). This notice provides 
information to members of the public who may be interested in attending 
the meeting or providing written comments related to the work of the 
Governing Board. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

DATES: The Quarterly Board Meeting will be held on the following dates:

 November 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 November 16, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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 November 17, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20001.

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.
    The Governing Board is established to formulate policy for the 
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Governing 
Board's responsibilities include the following: selecting subject areas 
to be assessed, developing assessment frameworks and specifications, 
developing appropriate student achievement levels for each grade and 
subject tested, developing standards and procedures for interstate and 
national comparisons, improving the form and use of NAEP, developing 
guidelines for reporting and disseminating results, and releasing 
initial NAEP results to the public.

November 15-17, 2018 Committee Meetings

    The Governing Board's standing committees will meet to conduct 
regularly scheduled work based on agenda items planned for this 
Quarterly Board Meeting and follow-up items as reported in the 
Governing Board's committee meeting minutes available at https://www.nagb.gov/governing-board/quarterly-board-meetings.html.

Detailed Meeting Agenda: November 15-17, 2018

November 15: Committee Meetings

    Ad Hoc Committee on Measures of Postsecondary Preparedness: Open 
Session: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Executive Committee: Open Session: 4:30 p.m. to 4:35 p.m.; Closed 
Session 4:35 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

November 16: Full Governing Board and Committee Meetings

    Full Governing Board: Open Session: 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.; 2:45 
p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Closed Sessions: 12:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; 4:45 p.m. to 
5:15 p.m.
Committee Meetings: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Assessment Development Committee (ADC): Closed Session: 10:30 a.m.-
11:05 a.m. Open Session: 11:05 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Reporting and Dissemination (R&D): Open Session 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 
a.m.
    Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology (COSDAM): Open 
Session: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.;
    Joint Committee Meetings: COSDAM and R&D: Open Session: 11:30 a.m. 
to 12:30 p.m.

November 17: Full Governing Board and Committee Meetings

    Nominations Committee: Closed Session: 7:30 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.
    Full Governing Board: Closed Session: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.; Open 
Session: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Closed Session: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 
p.m.
    On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Ad Hoc Committee on Measures of 
Postsecondary Preparedness will meet in open session from 2:00 p.m. to 
4:00 p.m. The Executive Committee will convene in open session from 
4:30 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. to review the committee agenda.
    Thereafter, the Executive Committee will convene in closed session 
from 4:35 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. During the closed session, the Executive 
Committee will receive and discuss independent cost estimates and 
implications for implementing the Long-Term Trend assessment in 2021 
and costs estimates to conduct assessments based on a draft revised 
NAEP Assessment Schedule extending to 2030. This meeting must be 
conducted in closed session because public disclosure of this 
information would likely have an adverse financial effect on the NAEP 
program by providing independent government cost estimates and 
proprietary contract costs of current NAEP contractors to the public. 
Discussion of this information would be likely to significantly impede 
implementation of a proposed agency action if conducted in open 
session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b 
of Title 5 U.S.C.
    On Friday, November 16, 2018, the Governing Board will meet in open 
session from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. From 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the 
Governing Board will review and approve the November 15-17, 2018 
quarterly meeting agenda and meeting minutes from the August 2018 
Quarterly Board Meeting. The Governing Board Chair and new members of 
the Governing Board will provide remarks. Thereafter, the Secretary of 
Education, Betsy DeVos, will administer the oath of office to four new 
Governing Board members and a reappointed member, following which she 
will address the Governing Board. From 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. the 
Governing Board's Deputy Executive Director Lisa Stooksberry will 
provide an update on the Governing Board's work, followed by updates 
from the Institute of Education Sciences and NCES.
    From 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., the standing committee chairs will 
provide a preview of the agenda items for the committee meetings. At 
10:15 a.m., the Governing Board will recess for a 15 minute break. 
Thereafter, committee meetings will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 
p.m.
    The Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology and the 
Reporting and Dissemination Committee will meet in open sessions from 
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thereafter, these committees will meet jointly 
in open session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    The Assessment Development Committee will meet in closed session 
from 10:30 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. and thereafter in open session from 11:05 
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During the closed session, the Assessment 
Development Committee will review secure items on the Vocabulary 
Assessment in NAEP Reading. This meeting must be conducted in closed 
session because public disclosure of this information would likely have 
an adverse financial effect on the NAEP program by releasing test items 
that have not been disclosed to the public. Discussion of this 
information would be likely to significantly impede implementation of a 
proposed agency action if conducted in open session. Such matters are 
protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b of Title 5 U.S.C.
    Following the committee meetings, on Friday, November 16, 2018, the 
Governing Board will convene in closed session from 12:45 p.m. to 2:30 
p.m. to discuss the NAEP Assessment Schedule and budget. This meeting 
must be conducted in closed session because discussions will involve 
reviewing independent government cost estimates for assessing various 
NAEP subjects on the assessment schedule. Public disclosure of the cost 
estimates would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP 
assessment program if conducted in open session. Such matters are 
protected by exemption 9(B) of Sec.  552b(c) of Title 5 of the United 
States Code.
    The Governing Board will take a 15 minute break and reconvene in 
open session from 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Governing Board will 
receive a briefing

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from a panel on the history and context of the NAEP achievement levels. 
The Governing Board will then discuss the draft Governing Board Policy 
on Developing Student Achievement Levels for NAEP.
    From 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. the Governing Board will meet in closed 
session to receive a confidential briefing on ethics from the Office of 
General Counsel. This meeting is closed because the discussions pertain 
solely to internal personnel rules and practices of an agency and 
information of a personal nature wherein 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.
    The November 16, 2018 session of the Governing Board meeting will 
adjourn at 5:15 p.m.
    On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the Governing Board will convene in 
three closed sessions. During the first closed session, the Nominations 
Committee will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. to discuss and receive 
updates on nominations received for Governing Board vacancies for terms 
that begin on October 1, 2019. 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.
    The second closed session on November 17, 2018 scheduled from 8:30 
a.m. to 9:00 a.m. is to receive a briefing from Terry Mazany, Chair of 
the Search Committee for the Executive Director, on the status of the 
search process with a proposed timeline for the search. These 
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.
    Following these closed sessions, the Governing Board will meet in 
open session from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. From 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., 
the Governing Board will receive a final report from the Chair of the 
Ad Hoc Committee Terry Mazany on recommendations made by the Ad Hoc 
Committee on Measures of Postsecondary Preparedness.
    Following a 15 minute break, the Governing Board will receive 
reports from its standing committees from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Action items for Governing Board consideration include the Governing 
Board Policy on Developing Student Achievement Levels for NAEP and a 
proposed Release Plan for the 2018 NAEP Technology and Engineering 
Literacy Assessment.
    From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the Governing Board will meet in its 
third closed session of the day to receive a briefing on the 2017 NAEP 
Writing Assessment. This meeting must be conducted in closed session 
because the assessment test items and data are secure and have not been 
released to the public. Public disclosure of the secure test items and 
data would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP assessment 
program if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by 
exemption 9(B) of Sec.  552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code.
    The November 17, 2018 session of the Governing Board meeting will 
adjourn at 12:00 p.m.
    Access to Records of the Meeting: Pursuant to FACA requirements, 
the public may also inspect the meeting materials at www.nagb.gov 
beginning on Thursday, November 15, 2018, by 10:00 a.m. EST. The 
official verbatim transcripts of the public meeting sessions will be 
available for public inspection no later than 30 calendar days 
following the meeting.
    Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting site is accessible to 
individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or 
service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, 
assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), 
notify the contact person listed in this notice no later than 21 days 
prior to the meeting.
    Written comments may be submitted electronically or in hard copy to 
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    Authority: Pub. L. 107-279, Title III--National Assessment of 
Educational Progress Sec.  301.

    Dated: October 22, 2018.
Lisa Stooksberry,
Deputy Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), 
U. S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 2018-23495 Filed 10-26-18; 8:45 am]
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