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Download as PDF 61604 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Notices invite to submit applications. The Preliminary Application addresses the CWIFP eligibility criteria, CWIFP selection criteria, and identifies other specific information that must be provided to USACE to be considered for credit assistance. The Preliminary Application provides USACE with sufficient information to make a project selection and invite prospective borrowers to submit applications. Based on evaluation of the Preliminary Application, USACE will invite to submit an Application only those eligible projects that it expects to proceed to closing. Only those entities who are invited by USACE to submit an Application should proceed with the Application process. The Application provides USACE with information to assess the creditworthiness of both the applicant and project, identify the project’s engineering and financial risk, negotiate the terms and conditions of the credit assistance, and calculate the amount of budget authority that will be needed to fund the project(s). Affected Public: Individuals & households. Annual Burden Hours: 50. Number of Respondents: 15. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 15. Average Burden per Response: 3.33 Hours. Frequency: On occasion. Dated: November 6, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2019–24599 Filed 11–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DoD–2019–OS–0123] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), DoD. ACTION: Information collection notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the OUSD(P&R) 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 January 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: 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. 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. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), Military Personnel Policy, Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management, ATTN: Lt Col Debra Lovette, USAF, 4000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–4000 or call (703) 697–4959. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Automated Repatriation Reporting System; DD Form 2585; OMB Control Number 0704–0334. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary for personnel accountability of all evacuees, regardless of nationality, who are processed through designated Repatriation Centers throughout the United States. The information obtained from the DD Form 2585 is entered into an automated system; a series of reports is accessible to DoD Components, Federal and State agencies and Red Cross, as required. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Annual Burden Hours: 33. Number of Respondents: 100. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 100. Average Burden per Response: 20 Minutes. Frequency: Annually. Executive Order 12656 (Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities) assigns Federal departments and agencies responsibilities during emergency situations. In its supporting role to the Departments of State and Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Defense will assist in planning for the protection, evacuation and repatriation of U.S. citizens in threatened areas overseas. The DD Form 2585, ‘‘Repatriation Processing Center Processing Sheet,’’ has numerous functions, but is primarily used for personnel accountability of all evacuees who process through designated Repatriation Centers. During processing, evacuees are provided emergency human services, including food, clothing, lodging, family reunification, social services and financial assistance through federal entitlements, loans or emergency aid organizations. The information, once collected, is input into the Automated Repatriation Reporting System, and is available to designated offices throughout Departments of Defense, State, Health and Human Services, the American Red Cross and State government emergency planning offices for operational inquiries and reporting and future planning purposes. Dated: November 6, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2019–24609 Filed 11–12–19; 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 14–16, 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 § 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Notices (FACA). This notice is being posted late because of challenges in ensuring the availability of members to constitute a quorum. The Quarterly Board Meeting will be held on the following dates: • November 14, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. • November 15, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • November 16, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203 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 Pub. L. 107–279. Information on the Governing Board and its work can be found at www.nagb.gov. The Governing Board is established to formulate policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 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. Written comments related to the work of the Governing Board may be submitted electronically or in hard copy to the attention of the Executive Officer/ Designated Federal Official (see contact information noted above). DATES: November 14–16, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 Detailed Meeting Agenda: November 14–16, 2019 November 14: Committee Meetings Executive Committee: Open Session: 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Closed Session 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. November 15: Full Governing Board and Committee Meetings Full Governing Board: Open Session: 8:30 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. Closed Session: 12:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.; Open Session: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Committee Meetings: 9:40 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Assessment Development Committee (ADC): Open Session: 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology (COSDAM): Open Session: 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Closed Session: 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.; Reporting and Dissemination Committee (R&D): Open Session: 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.; November 16: Full Governing Board and Committee Meetings Nominations Committee: Closed Session: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Full Governing Board: Open Session: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; On Thursday, November 14, 2019, the Executive Committee will convene in open session from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and thereafter in closed session from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. During the closed session, the Executive Committee will discuss the NAEP Assessment Schedule and budget implications for future NAEP assessments based on the approved NAEP Assessment Schedule and independent government cost estimates. 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 detailed proprietary contract costs of current NAEP contractors to the public and disclose independent government cost estimates for future NAEP assessments. 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 15, 2019, the Governing Board will meet in open session from 8:30 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. to review and approve the November 15– 16, 2019 Quarterly Board Meeting agenda and meeting minutes from the August 2019 Quarterly Board meeting. The Governing Board will be welcomed by the Governing Board Vice Chair who PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61605 will then provide remarks and introduce new members. Thereafter, Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, will administer the oath of office to the new members and then address the Governing Board. Newly appointed members will then provide introductory remarks. From 9:30 a.m. to 9:35 a.m., standing committee chairs will provide a preview of committee meeting agendas. At 9:35 a.m., the Governing Board will recess for a 10-minute break and meet thereafter in committee meetings from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. ADC and R&D will convene in open session from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. to conduct regular business. COSDAM will meet in open session from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to discuss COSDAM priorities and current activities. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. COSDAM will meet in closed session to discuss plans for the design of 2021 NAEP assessments. The presentation contains secure materials from the Reading and Mathematics assessments. Public disclosure of secure materials would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP assessment program if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of § 552b of Title 5 U.S.C. Following the committee meetings, on Friday, November 15, 2019, the Governing Board will convene in closed session from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. During this session, the Governing Board will receive a briefing and discuss the NAEP Budget vis-a`-vis the NAEP Assessment Schedule, as well as discuss the status of the NAEP design and potential impact to the NAEP budget with long-term implications for the NAEP Assessment Schedule and Budget. The discussions will involve a briefing on confidential design change costs via-a-vis independent government cost estimates for assessing NAEP subjects on the recently approved NAEP Assessment Schedule. This meeting must be conducted in closed session as discussion of the independent government cost estimates for NAEP design changes that impact current and future NAEP contracts are confidential. Public disclosure of 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 § 552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code. The Governing Board will take a 15minute break and reconvene in closed session from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. to receive an ethics briefing from the Office of General Counsel. This briefing will involve a question and answer session on Governing Board member E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 61606 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Notices ethics matters. The 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 a 15 minute break, the Governing Board will meet in open session from 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The Governing Board will receive an update on the NAEP Mathematics Framework and an overview of the NAEP Postsecondary Preparedness work. Following these sessions, the Governing Board will take a 15-minute recess and meet in small groups to discuss postsecondary preparedness from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The November 15, 2019 session of the Governing Board meeting will adjourn at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, November 16, 2019, the Nominations Committee will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. in closed session to discuss a briefing on applications received and reviewed for the 2020 nominations cycle for Governing Board appointments for terms that will begin October 1, 2020. The 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. On November 16, 2019, the Governing Board will meet in open session from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. From 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. the Governing Board will discuss highlights from the prior day’s breakout group meetings and engage in discussion on post-secondary preparedness. From 9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m., the Governing Board will receive an update on a proposed statement of the intended meaning of NAEP results. From 9:20 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., the Governing Board will receive an update on the work of the Achievement Levels working Group, following which the Governing Board will recess for a 15 minutes break. From 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Executive Director, Lesley Muldoon will provide an update on the Governing Board’s work. Committee reports will be provided from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. with an action item submitted by the Assessment Development Committee to approve the 2025 NAEP Mathematics Framework. From 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. the Governing Board has set aside time for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 open discussion on Governing Board priorities and topics that members will bring up for future discussions. From 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Governing Board member Dana Boyd will provide a preview of the upcoming March 2020 Governing Board meeting scheduled to be held in El Paso, Texas. The November 16, 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 November 11, 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 Monday, November 11, 2019. 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 § 301. Lesley Muldoon, Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), U. S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 2019–24637 Filed 11–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management Advisory Board Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: Tuesday, December 3, 2019; 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Canopy by Hilton–The Wharf, 975 7th Street Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Borak, EMAB Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; Phone: (202) 586–9928; email: david.borak@ em.doe.gov. DATE: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is provide the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) with advice and recommendations on corporate issues confronting the EM program. EMAB contributes to the effective operation of the program by providing individual citizens and representatives of interested groups an opportunity to present their views on issues facing EM and by helping to secure consensus recommendations on those issues. Tentative Agenda Topics Æ Technology Development Update Æ Waste Disposition and Regulatory Affairs Update Æ Budget and Planning Update Æ Discussion of EMAB Subcommittee Report—Accelerating Cleanup Completion and Closure Across the EM Complex by Facilitating Workforce/Community Engagement and Transition Æ Public Comment Æ Board Business Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The EMAB welcomes the attendance of the public at their advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact David Borak at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number listed above. Written statements may be filed E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 13, 2019)]
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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 14-16, 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 Sec.  10(a) 
(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act

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(FACA). This notice is being posted late because of challenges in 
ensuring the availability of members to constitute a quorum.

DATES: The Quarterly Board Meeting will be held on the following dates:
     November 14, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
     November 15, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
     November 16, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 
22203

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 Pub. L. 107-279. Information on the 
Governing Board and its work can be found at www.nagb.gov.
    The Governing Board is established to formulate policy for the 
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered by the 
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 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.
    Written comments related to the work of the Governing Board may be 
submitted electronically or in hard copy to the attention of the 
Executive Officer/Designated Federal Official (see contact information 
noted above).

November 14-16, 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: November 14-16, 2019

November 14: Committee Meetings

    Executive Committee: Open Session: 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Closed 
Session 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

November 15: Full Governing Board and Committee Meetings

    Full Governing Board: Open Session: 8:30 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. Closed 
Session: 12:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.; Open Session: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Committee Meetings: 9:40 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    Assessment Development Committee (ADC): Open Session: 9:45 a.m. to 
11:45 a.m.
    Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology (COSDAM): Open 
Session: 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Closed Session: 10:30 a.m.-11:45 
a.m.;
    Reporting and Dissemination Committee (R&D): Open Session: 9:45 
a.m. to 11:45 a.m.;

November 16: Full Governing Board and Committee Meetings

    Nominations Committee: Closed Session: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
    Full Governing Board: Open Session: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.;
    On Thursday, November 14, 2019, the Executive Committee will 
convene in open session from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and thereafter in 
closed session from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. During the closed session, 
the Executive Committee will discuss the NAEP Assessment Schedule and 
budget implications for future NAEP assessments based on the approved 
NAEP Assessment Schedule and independent government cost estimates. 
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 detailed proprietary contract 
costs of current NAEP contractors to the public and disclose 
independent government cost estimates for future NAEP assessments. 
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 15, 2019, the Governing Board will meet in open 
session from 8:30 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. to review and approve the November 
15-16, 2019 Quarterly Board Meeting agenda and meeting minutes from the 
August 2019 Quarterly Board meeting. The Governing Board will be 
welcomed by the Governing Board Vice Chair who will then provide 
remarks and introduce new members. Thereafter, Secretary of Education, 
Betsy DeVos, will administer the oath of office to the new members and 
then address the Governing Board. Newly appointed members will then 
provide introductory remarks.
    From 9:30 a.m. to 9:35 a.m., standing committee chairs will provide 
a preview of committee meeting agendas. At 9:35 a.m., the Governing 
Board will recess for a 10-minute break and meet thereafter in 
committee meetings from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    ADC and R&D will convene in open session from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 
a.m. to conduct regular business. COSDAM will meet in open session from 
9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to discuss COSDAM priorities and current 
activities. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. COSDAM will meet in closed 
session to discuss plans for the design of 2021 NAEP assessments. The 
presentation contains secure materials from the Reading and Mathematics 
assessments. Public disclosure of secure materials 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 of Title 5 U.S.C.
    Following the committee meetings, on Friday, November 15, 2019, the 
Governing Board will convene in closed session from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 
p.m. During this session, the Governing Board will receive a briefing 
and discuss the NAEP Budget vis-[agrave]-vis the NAEP Assessment 
Schedule, as well as discuss the status of the NAEP design and 
potential impact to the NAEP budget with long-term implications for the 
NAEP Assessment Schedule and Budget. The discussions will involve a 
briefing on confidential design change costs via-a-vis independent 
government cost estimates for assessing NAEP subjects on the recently 
approved NAEP Assessment Schedule. This meeting must be conducted in 
closed session as discussion of the independent government cost 
estimates for NAEP design changes that impact current and future NAEP 
contracts are confidential. Public disclosure of 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 Sec.  552b(c) of Title 5 of the United States Code.
    The Governing Board will take a 15-minute break and reconvene in 
closed session from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. to receive an ethics 
briefing from the Office of General Counsel. This briefing will involve 
a question and answer session on Governing Board member

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ethics matters. The 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 a 15 minute break, the Governing Board will meet in open 
session from 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The Governing Board will receive an 
update on the NAEP Mathematics Framework and an overview of the NAEP 
Postsecondary Preparedness work. Following these sessions, the 
Governing Board will take a 15-minute recess and meet in small groups 
to discuss post-secondary preparedness from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    The November 15, 2019 session of the Governing Board meeting will 
adjourn at 5:30 p.m.
    On Saturday, November 16, 2019, the Nominations Committee will meet 
from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. in closed session to discuss a briefing on 
applications received and reviewed for the 2020 nominations cycle for 
Governing Board appointments for terms that will begin October 1, 2020. 
The 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.
    On November 16, 2019, the Governing Board will meet in open session 
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. From 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. the Governing 
Board will discuss highlights from the prior day's breakout group 
meetings and engage in discussion on post-secondary preparedness. From 
9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m., the Governing Board will receive an update on a 
proposed statement of the intended meaning of NAEP results. From 9:20 
a.m. to 10:00 a.m., the Governing Board will receive an update on the 
work of the Achievement Levels working Group, following which the 
Governing Board will recess for a 15 minutes break.
    From 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Executive Director, Lesley Muldoon 
will provide an update on the Governing Board's work. Committee reports 
will be provided from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. with an action item 
submitted by the Assessment Development Committee to approve the 2025 
NAEP Mathematics Framework.
    From 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. the Governing Board has set aside 
time for open discussion on Governing Board priorities and topics that 
members will bring up for future discussions. From 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 
p.m. Governing Board member Dana Boyd will provide a preview of the 
upcoming March 2020 Governing Board meeting scheduled to be held in El 
Paso, Texas.
    The November 16, 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 November 11, 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 Monday, 
November 11, 2019.
    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 Sec.  301.

Lesley Muldoon,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), U. S. 
Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 2019-24637 Filed 11-12-19; 8:45 am]
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