Notice of Secretary's Advisory Committee Meeting
The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), by authority of 42 U.S.C. 9836A; Section 641A(b) of the Head Start Act, as amended, has formed the Advisory Committee on Head Start Accountability and Educational Performance Measures. The Committee is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. appendix 2). The function of this Committee is to help assess HHS' progress 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 work in coordination with the existing Technical Work Group (TWG) which helped develop NRS, and make recommendations for how NRS data can be included in the broader Head Start measurement found in the Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), the national Head Start Impact Study, Head Start's Performance Based Outcome System, and the going evaluation of the Early Head Start program.