National Assessment Governing Board, 5426-5428 [2019-02885]

Download as PDF 5426 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Notices Officer, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; emily.muehlstein@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Council staff will brief the public on the purpose and need of the amendment. The Council is currently considering increasing the amount of shrimp effort allowed in the special area that is monitored for juvenile red snapper bycatch. Analysis shows that the effort reduction threshold, which currently requires that shrimp effort in the area monitored for juvenile red snapper be 67 percent below the effort in the baseline years of 2001–03, can be reduced to 60 percent without affecting the rebuilding of the red snapper stock. The schedule is as follows: Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; website: www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council is holding a meeting of the Northeast Regional Marine Fish Habitat Assessment—Steering Committee to review a habitat science workplan. An agenda and background documents will be posted at the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. Special Accommodations Thursday, March 21, 2019; 6 p.m.–9 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the meeting on the calendar. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on as they become available. Dated: February 15, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 15, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–02960 Filed 2–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P [FR Doc. 2019–02959 Filed 2–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Assessment Governing Board National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Announcement of open and closed meetings. RIN 0648–XG824 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a public meeting of the Northeast Regional Marine Fish Habitat Assessment— Steering Committee. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn BWI Airport, 1516 Aero Drive, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090; telephone (410) 691–0500. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 This notice sets forth the agenda for the February 28-March 2, 2019 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: • February 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. • March 1, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • March 2, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202. 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. ADDRESSES: February 28–March 2, 2019 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: February 28, 2019 February 28: Committee Meetings Assessment Development Committee: Closed Session: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Open Session 1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Executive Committee: Open Session: 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Closed Session 4:45 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.; Open Session: 5:55 p.m.–6:00 p.m. March 1: Full Governing Board and Committee Meetings Full Governing Board: Open Session: 8:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.; Closed Sessions: 8:40 a.m. to 10: 00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.; Open Session: 4:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Committee Meetings: 10:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Assessment Development Committee: Open Session: 10:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Reporting and Dissemination: Open Session: 10:20 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.; Closed E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Session: 10:25 a.m.–11:05 a.m.; Open Session: 11:05 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology: Open Session: 10:20 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Closed Session: 12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. March 2: Full Governing Board and Committee Meetings: Nominations Committee: Closed Session: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Full Governing Board: Closed Session: 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.; Open Session: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; Closed Session: 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.; Open Session—11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Assessment Development Committee will meet in closed session from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and in open session from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. During the closed session, the committee will review secure cognitive and contextual questionnaire items for the NAEP Assessments in Reading and Technology and Engineering Literacy. This meeting must be conducted in closed session because the test items and data are secure and have not been released to the public. Public disclosure of the secure test items would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP assessment program if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. During the open session scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Assessment Development Committee will review contextual questionnaire items for NAEP Assessments in Reading, Mathematics, and Science. On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Executive Committee will convene from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be conducted in closed session from 4:45 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. During the closed session, the Executive Committee will receive and discuss cost estimates and implications for implementing the LongTerm Trend (LTT) assessment in 2020 and the enacted NAEP Assessment Schedule. 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 confidential cost details 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. In open session from 5:55 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Executive Committee VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 will take action on recommending the Governing Board add LTT assessment to be administered in 2020 for the NAEP Assessment Schedule. On Friday, March 1, 2019, the Governing Board will meet in open session from 8:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. From 8:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. the Governing Board will review and approve the March 1–2, 2019 quarterly meeting agenda and meeting minutes from the November 2018 Quarterly Board Meeting. Thereafter the Governing Board Chair will provide remarks. From 8:40 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. the Governing Board will receive a closed session briefing from Senate and House Congressional staff. The briefing will be on sensitive policy priorities being considered by the U.S. Congress that also have budget implications. These priority discussions relate to program funding areas which are confidential and cannot be discussed in open session. Premature disclosure would likely significantly frustrate implementation of legislative actions. Such matters are protected by Section 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. From 10:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m., the standing committee chairs will provide a preview of the agenda items for the committee meetings. At 10:10 a.m., the Governing Board will recess for a 10 minute break. Thereafter, committee meetings will take place from 10:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. The Assessment Development Committee will meet in in open session from 10:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. The committee will receive an update on the NAEP Mathematics Assessment Framework and review contextual questionnaire items for the NAEP Assessments in Reading, Mathematics and Science and discuss ongoing committee work related to the Strategic Vision. The Reporting and Dissemination Committee will meet in open session from 10:20 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. and thereafter in closed session from 10:25 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. to review secure items from the 2018 NAEP Technology and Literacy Assessment. This meeting must be conducted in closed session because the test items and data are secure and have not been released to the public. Public disclosure of the secure test items would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP assessment program if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. Following the closed session, the committee will meet in open session PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5427 from 10:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. to discuss ongoing committee work. The Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology will meet in open session from 10:20 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to discuss ongoing committee work. From 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. the committee will receive a closed session briefing on design and analysis plans for the NAEP Writing Assessment. This meeting must be conducted in closed session because the assessment 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 section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. Following the committee meetings and a 10 minute break, the Governing Board will convene in two closed session meetings. The first closed session is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to receive a briefing and discuss the 2018 NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy Report Card for Grade 8. This meeting must be conducted in closed session because the data has not been released to the public. Public disclosure of the secure data would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP assessment program if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. The Governing Board will then take a 15 minute break and reconvene in the second closed session from 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Governing Board will receive a briefing and 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 section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. The Governing Board will then meet in open session from 4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to take action on the LTT Assessment Schedule. The March 1, 2019 session of the Governing Board meeting will adjourn at 5:00 p.m. On Saturday, March 2, 2019, the Nominations Committee will meet in closed session from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. to review and discuss the final slate of candidates for Governing Board vacancies for terms that begin on October 1, 2019. The Nominations E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 5428 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Notices 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 section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. On March 2, 2019, the Governing Board will meet in closed session from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. to take action on the Nomination Committee’s recommendation on the final slate of candidates for Governing Board 2019 vacancies for submission to the Secretary of Education for consideration and appointment. The Governing Board’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 section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. The Governing Board will then take a 15 minutes break and reconvene in open session from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. to receive an update from the Chair of the Assessment Development Committee on the NAEP Reading Framework. Thereafter, the Governing Board will receive reports from its standing committees from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Governing Board will take action on the charge to the NAEP Reading Framework Panels. From 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. the Governing Board will meet in closed session to receive a briefing on plans for reporting results from the 2017 NAEP Writing Assessment. This meeting must be conducted in closed session because the assessment 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 section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. The Governing Board will meet in open session from 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During this session, the Chair will introduce the new Executive Director who will provide remarks. The March 2, 2019 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, February 28, 2019, by 10:00 a.m. EST. The official verbatim transcripts of the public meeting sessions will be available for public VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 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 section 301. Lisa Stooksberry, Deputy Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), U. S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 2019–02885 Filed 2–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P information collection entitled, ‘‘Case Service Report (RSA 911)’’. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction In the Federal Register of February 15, 2019, in FR Doc 2019–02373, on page 4452, in the first column, the name and telephone number of the contact should be David Steele, 202–245–6520. On page 4452, in the second column, the total estimated number of burden hours should be 34,446 hours. On page 4452, in the third column, the language for the last paragraph of the Abstract section of the notice should read: The revisions to this instrument include the removal of duplicative data elements as well as those not specifically required by statute or used for statutorily required activities. RSA is proposing to remove 94 elements from the current collection. RSA proposed the addition of 14 elements, 6 of which are related to adding a new service to track VR participant participation in Apprenticeships and Work Based Learning Experiences. RSA is also adding some elements at the request of VR agencies (e.g., Date of Initial IPE and Date of IPE Extension). The PRA Clearance Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Dated: February 15, 2019. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Clearance Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–02911 Filed 2–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2018–ICCD–0100] DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2018–ICCD–0100] Case Service Report (RSA 911); ED– 2018–ICCD–0100; Correction Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Correction notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 35 (Thursday, February 21, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5426-5428]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-02885]


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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 February 28-March 2, 
2019 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:
     February 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
     March 1, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
     March 2, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street, 
Arlington, VA 22202.

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.

February 28-March 2, 2019 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: February 28, 2019

February 28: Committee Meetings
    Assessment Development Committee: Closed Session: 10:00 a.m. to 
1:30 p.m.; Open Session 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Executive Committee: Open Session: 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Closed 
Session 4:45 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.; Open Session: 5:55 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
March 1: Full Governing Board and Committee Meetings
    Full Governing Board: Open Session: 8:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.; Closed 
Sessions: 8:40 a.m. to 10: 00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.; Open Session: 
4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Committee Meetings: 10:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
    Assessment Development Committee: Open Session: 10:20 a.m. to 12:50 
p.m.
    Reporting and Dissemination: Open Session: 10:20 a.m. to 10:25 
a.m.; Closed

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Session: 10:25 a.m.-11:05 a.m.; Open Session: 11:05 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
    Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology: Open Session: 10:20 
a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Closed Session: 12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m.
March 2: Full Governing Board and Committee Meetings:
    Nominations Committee: Closed Session: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
    Full Governing Board: Closed Session: 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.; Open 
Session: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; Closed Session: 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 
a.m.; Open Session--11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Assessment Development 
Committee will meet in closed session from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 
in open session from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. During the closed session, 
the committee will review secure cognitive and contextual questionnaire 
items for the NAEP Assessments in Reading and Technology and 
Engineering Literacy. This meeting must be conducted in closed session 
because the test items and data are secure and have not been released 
to the public. Public disclosure of the secure test items would 
significantly impede implementation of the NAEP assessment program if 
conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) 
of section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code.
    During the open session scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the 
Assessment Development Committee will review contextual questionnaire 
items for NAEP Assessments in Reading, Mathematics, and Science.
    On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Executive Committee will 
convene from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be conducted in 
closed session from 4:45 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. During the closed session, 
the Executive Committee will receive and discuss cost estimates and 
implications for implementing the Long-Term Trend (LTT) assessment in 
2020 and the enacted NAEP Assessment Schedule. 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 confidential cost details 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. In open 
session from 5:55 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Executive Committee will take 
action on recommending the Governing Board add LTT assessment to be 
administered in 2020 for the NAEP Assessment Schedule.
    On Friday, March 1, 2019, the Governing Board will meet in open 
session from 8:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. From 8:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. the 
Governing Board will review and approve the March 1-2, 2019 quarterly 
meeting agenda and meeting minutes from the November 2018 Quarterly 
Board Meeting. Thereafter the Governing Board Chair will provide 
remarks.
    From 8:40 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. the Governing Board will receive a 
closed session briefing from Senate and House Congressional staff. The 
briefing will be on sensitive policy priorities being considered by the 
U.S. Congress that also have budget implications. These priority 
discussions relate to program funding areas which are confidential and 
cannot be discussed in open session. Premature disclosure would likely 
significantly frustrate implementation of legislative actions. Such 
matters are protected by Section 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 of 
the United States Code.
    From 10:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m., the standing committee chairs will 
provide a preview of the agenda items for the committee meetings. At 
10:10 a.m., the Governing Board will recess for a 10 minute break. 
Thereafter, committee meetings will take place from 10:20 a.m. to 12:50 
p.m.
    The Assessment Development Committee will meet in in open session 
from 10:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. The committee will receive an update on 
the NAEP Mathematics Assessment Framework and review contextual 
questionnaire items for the NAEP Assessments in Reading, Mathematics 
and Science and discuss ongoing committee work related to the Strategic 
Vision.
    The Reporting and Dissemination Committee will meet in open session 
from 10:20 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. and thereafter in closed session from 
10:25 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. to review secure items from the 2018 NAEP 
Technology and Literacy Assessment. This meeting must be conducted in 
closed session because the test items and data are secure and have not 
been released to the public. Public disclosure of the secure test items 
would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP assessment 
program if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by 
exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. 
Following the closed session, the committee will meet in open session 
from 10:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. to discuss ongoing committee work.
    The Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology will meet in 
open session from 10:20 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to discuss ongoing committee 
work. From 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. the committee will receive a closed 
session briefing on design and analysis plans for the NAEP Writing 
Assessment. This meeting must be conducted in closed session because 
the assessment 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 section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code.
    Following the committee meetings and a 10 minute break, the 
Governing Board will convene in two closed session meetings.
    The first closed session is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
to receive a briefing and discuss the 2018 NAEP Technology and 
Engineering Literacy Report Card for Grade 8. This meeting must be 
conducted in closed session because the data has not been released to 
the public. Public disclosure of the secure data would significantly 
impede implementation of the NAEP assessment program if conducted in 
open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of section 
552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code.
    The Governing Board will then take a 15 minute break and reconvene 
in the second closed session from 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Governing 
Board will receive a briefing and 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 section 
552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code.
    The Governing Board will then meet in open session from 4:45 p.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. to take action on the LTT Assessment Schedule. The March 
1, 2019 session of the Governing Board meeting will adjourn at 5:00 
p.m.
    On Saturday, March 2, 2019, the Nominations Committee will meet in 
closed session from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. to review and discuss the 
final slate of candidates for Governing Board vacancies for terms that 
begin on October 1, 2019. The Nominations

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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 section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code.
    On March 2, 2019, the Governing Board will meet in closed session 
from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. to take action on the Nomination 
Committee's recommendation on the final slate of candidates for 
Governing Board 2019 vacancies for submission to the Secretary of 
Education for consideration and appointment. The Governing Board'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 section 552b(c) 
of Title 5 of the United States Code.
    The Governing Board will then take a 15 minutes break and reconvene 
in open session from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. to receive an update from 
the Chair of the Assessment Development Committee on the NAEP Reading 
Framework. Thereafter, the Governing Board will receive reports from 
its standing committees from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Governing 
Board will take action on the charge to the NAEP Reading Framework 
Panels.
    From 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. the Governing Board will meet in 
closed session to receive a briefing on plans for reporting results 
from the 2017 NAEP Writing Assessment. This meeting must be conducted 
in closed session because the assessment 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 section 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United 
States Code.
    The Governing Board will meet in open session from 11:45 a.m. to 
12:00 p.m. During this session, the Chair will introduce the new 
Executive Director who will provide remarks. The March 2, 2019 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, February 28, 2019, 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 
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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 
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you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the 
Adobe website. You may also access documents of the Department 
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by the Department.

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

Lisa Stooksberry,
Deputy Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), 
U. S. Department of Education.
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