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Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2018 / Notices security screening and entry to the Mark Center, individuals wishing to attend the public meeting must register by the close of business on the dates listed in the DATES section of this notice, by sending the following information via email to osd.dfars@mail.mil: (1) Full name. (2) Valid email address. (3) Valid telephone number. (4) Company or organization name. (5) Whether the individual is a U.S. citizen. (6) The date(s) of the public meeting(s) the individual wishes to attend. (7) Whether the individual intends to make a presentation, and, if so, the individual’s title. Building Entry: Upon receipt of an email requesting registration, the Defense Acquisition Regulations System will provide notification to the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) that the individual is requesting approval for entry to the Mark Center on the date(s) provided. 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ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations, including attachments via email to: cmtemgmtoffice@ed.gov (specify in the email subject line ‘‘NACIQI Nomination’’). For questions, please contact the U. S. Department of Education, Committee Management Office at (202) 401–3677. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NACIQI’s Statutory Authority and Function: The NACIQI is established under Section 114 of the HEA, and is composed of 18 members appointed— (A) On the basis of the individuals’ experience, integrity, impartiality, and good judgment; (B) From among individuals who are representatives of, or knowledgeable concerning, education and training beyond secondary education, representing all sectors and types of institutions of higher education; and (C) On the basis of the individuals’ technical qualifications, professional standing, and demonstrated knowledge SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63847 in the fields of accreditation and administration of higher education. The NACIQI meets at least twice a year and advises the Secretary with respect to: • The establishment and enforcement of the standards of accrediting agencies or associations under subpart 2 of part H of Title IV, HEA. • The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or associations. • The preparation and publication of the list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations. • The eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education under Title IV of the HEA, together with recommendations for improvements in such process. • The relationship between (1) accreditation of institutions of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to such institutions. • Any other advisory functions relating to accreditation and institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe by regulation. Nomination Process: Interested persons or organizations may nominate qualified individuals. To nominate an individual or yourself for appointment to the NACIQI, please submit the following information to the U.S. Department of Education. • A cover letter addressed to the Secretary as follows: Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202. In the letter, please state your reason(s) for nominating the individual or yourself; • A copy of the nominee’s or your current resume or curriculum vitae • Contact information for the nominee (name, title, business address, business phone, and business email address) In addition, the cover letter must include a statement affirming that the nominee (if you are nominating someone other than yourself) has agreed to be nominated and is willing to serve on the NACIQI if selected. Nominees should be broadly knowledgeable about higher education and accreditation. Electronic Access to this Document: The official version of this document is published in the Federal Register. Free internet access to the official version of this notice in the Federal Register and the applicable 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 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 63848 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2018 / Notices text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. 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. Diane Auer Jones, Principal Deputy Under Secretary Delegated to Perform the Duties of the Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 2018–26879 Filed 12–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2018–ICCD–0131] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2021) Field Test Recruitment 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 reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 11, 2019. 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–0131. 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 9086, Washington, DC 20202–0023. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:39 Dec 11, 2018 Jkt 247001 For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela, 202–502–7411 or email NCES.Information.Collections@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2021) Field Test Recruitment. OMB Control Number: 1850–0645. Type of Review: A reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individual or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,515. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 295. Abstract: The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is an international assessment of fourth-grade students’ achievement in reading. PIRLS reports on four benchmarks in reading achievement at grade 4 and on a variety of issues related to the education context for the students in the sample, including instructional practices, school resources, curriculum implementation, and learning supports outside of school. Since its inception in 2001, PIRLS has continued to assess students every 5 years (2001, 2006, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 2011, and 2016), with the next PIRLS assessment, PIRLS 2021, being the fifth iteration of the study. Participation in this study by the United States at regular intervals provides data on student achievement and on current and past education policies and a comparison of U.S. education policies and student performance with those of the U.S. international counterparts. In PIRLS 2016, 58 education systems participated. The United States will participate in PIRLS 2021 to continue to monitor the progress of its students compared to that of other nations and to provide data on factors that may influence student achievement. PIRLS is coordinated by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), an international collective of research organizations and government agencies that create the assessment framework, the assessment instrument, and background questionnaires. The IEA decides and agrees upon a common set of standards and procedures for collecting and reporting PIRLS data, and defines the studies’ timeline, all of which must be followed by all participating countries. As a result, PIRLS is able to provide a reliable and comparable measure of student skills in participating countries. In the U.S., the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) conducts this study. In preparation for the PIRLS 2021 main study, all countries are asked to implement a field test in 2020. The purpose of the PIRLS field test is to evaluate new assessment items and background questions, to ensure practices that promote low exclusion rates, and to ensure that classroom and student sampling procedures proposed for the main study are successful. Data collection for the field test in the U.S. will occur from March through April 2020 and for the main study from March through June 2021. This submission describes the overarching plan for all phases of the data collection, including the 2021 main study and requests approval for all activities, materials, and response burden related to the field test recruitment, scheduled to begin in May 2019. Dated: December 7, 2018. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2018–26859 Filed 12–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63847-63848]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26879]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity (NACIQI)

AGENCY: National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity (NACIQI), U.S. Department of Education.

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the National Advisory 
Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).

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SUMMARY: Per the authorizing legislation for the NACIQI, the Secretary 
of the U.S. Department of Education (Secretary) is seeking nominations 
for individuals to serve on the NACIQI.

DATES: Nominations must be received no later than Friday, January 11, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations, including attachments via email 
to: [email protected] (specify in the email subject line ``NACIQI 
Nomination''). For questions, please contact the U. S. Department of 
Education, Committee Management Office at (202) 401-3677.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NACIQI's Statutory Authority and Function: 
The NACIQI is established under Section 114 of the HEA, and is composed 
of 18 members appointed--
    (A) On the basis of the individuals' experience, integrity, 
impartiality, and good judgment;
    (B) From among individuals who are representatives of, or 
knowledgeable concerning, education and training beyond secondary 
education, representing all sectors and types of institutions of higher 
education; and
    (C) On the basis of the individuals' technical qualifications, 
professional standing, and demonstrated knowledge in the fields of 
accreditation and administration of higher education.
    The NACIQI meets at least twice a year and advises the Secretary 
with respect to:
     The establishment and enforcement of the standards of 
accrediting agencies or associations under subpart 2 of part H of Title 
IV, HEA.
     The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or 
associations.
     The preparation and publication of the list of nationally 
recognized accrediting agencies and associations.
     The eligibility and certification process for institutions 
of higher education under Title IV of the HEA, together with 
recommendations for improvements in such process.
     The relationship between (1) accreditation of institutions 
of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such 
institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to 
such institutions.
     Any other advisory functions relating to accreditation and 
institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe by 
regulation.
    Nomination Process: Interested persons or organizations may 
nominate qualified individuals. To nominate an individual or yourself 
for appointment to the NACIQI, please submit the following information 
to the U.S. Department of Education.
     A cover letter addressed to the Secretary as follows: 
Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202. In the letter, 
please state your reason(s) for nominating the individual or yourself;
     A copy of the nominee's or your current resume or 
curriculum vitae
     Contact information for the nominee (name, title, business 
address, business phone, and business email address)
    In addition, the cover letter must include a statement affirming 
that the nominee (if you are nominating someone other than yourself) 
has agreed to be nominated and is willing to serve on the NACIQI if 
selected. Nominees should be broadly knowledgeable about higher 
education and accreditation.
    Electronic Access to this Document: The official version of this 
document is published in the Federal Register. Free internet access to 
the official version of this notice in the Federal Register and the 
applicable 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

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text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, you must have 
Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site.
    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.

Diane Auer Jones,
Principal Deputy Under Secretary Delegated to Perform the Duties of the 
Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary 
Education, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 2018-26879 Filed 12-11-18; 8:45 am]
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