Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation; Notice of Secretary's Advisory Committee Meeting
The Secretary of Health and Human Services, by authority of 42 U.S.C. 9836A, Section 641A(b) of the Head Start Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), has formed the Advisory Committee on Head Start Accountability and Educational Performance Measures (the Committee). The Committee is governed by the provisions of Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). The function of the Committee is to help assess the progress of HHS in developing and implementing educational measures in the Head Start Program. This includes the Head Start National Reporting System (NRS). The Committee is to provide recommendations for integrating NRS with other ongoing assessments of the effectiveness of the program. The Committee will make recommendations as to how NRS and other assessment data can be included in the broader Head Start measurement efforts found in the Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), the national Head Start Impact Study, Head Start's Performance Based Outcome System and the ongoing evaluation of the Early Head Start program. Date: November 1, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Dinner Recess). November 2, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Place: The Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20036. Agenda: The Committee will hear presentations related to existing Head Start evaluations and NRS implementation and will continue the discussions begun at the first meeting in June 2005.