National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting

CourtEducation Department,National Assessment Governing Board
Citation87 FR 10183
Record Number2022-03774
SectionNotices
Published date23 February 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 36 (Wednesday, February 23, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 23, 2022)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 10183-10184]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2022-03774]
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                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                National Assessment Governing Board
                National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting
                AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board, Department of Education.
                ACTION: Notice of open and closed hybrid meetings.
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                SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the agenda for the National Assessment
                Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board) meeting
                scheduled for March 3-4, 2022. This notice provides information about
                the meeting to members of the public who may be interested in attending
                and/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). This notice is being published less than 15 days
                prior to the meeting due to an unforeseeable delay in finalizing the
                meeting agenda. The Governing Board was awaiting a decision on the
                release of a report by the National Academies which was scheduled to be
                discussed by the Governing Board at this quarterly meeting. However,
                release of the report is now delayed, and this agenda topic is now
                postponed to a future meeting of the Governing Board.
                ADDRESSES: Hybrid meetings; virtual meeting attendance for open
                sessions of the Board meeting will be available to members of the
                public who pre-register in accordance with the instructions in the
                ``Supplementary Information'' section of this notice. In-person
                attendance is limited to Governing Board members and staff. The meeting
                for Governing Board members and staff will be held at Convene DC, 600
                14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.
                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) 357-6906,
                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 Public Law 107-279. Information on the
                Governing Board and its work can be found at www.nagb.gov.
                 The Governing Board formulates policy for the National Assessment
                of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered by the National Center for
                Education Statistics (NCES). The Governing Board's responsibilities
                include: (1) Selecting subject areas to be assessed; (2) developing
                assessment frameworks and specifications; (3) developing appropriate
                student achievement levels for each grade and subject tested; (4)
                developing standards and procedures for interstate and national
                comparisons; (5) improving the form and use of NAEP; (6) developing
                guidelines for reporting and disseminating results; and (7) releasing
                initial NAEP results to the public.
                Standing Committee Meetings
                 The Governing Board's standing committees will meet to conduct
                regularly scheduled work planned for this Quarterly Board Meeting and
                any items undertaken by committees for consideration by the full
                Governing Board. (Please see committee meeting minutes for previous
                meetings, available at https://www.nagb.gov/governing-board/quarterly-board-meetings.html). Committee meeting agendas will be posted on the
                Governing Board's website www.nagb.gov five business days prior to the
                meetings. Online registration for virtual access to the open sessions
                of the Governing Board and committee meetings will also be posted at
                www.nagb.gov five working days prior to each meeting.
                Committee Meetings
                Wednesday, February 23, 2022
                Reporting and Dissemination Committee (R&D)
                1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (Open Session)
                Monday, February 28, 2022
                Assessment Development Committee (ADC)
                2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Closed Session)
                4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Open Session)
                Monday, February 28, 2022
                Nominations Committee
                5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Closed Session)
                Thursday, March 3, 2022
                Executive Committee Meeting
                10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: (Open Session)
                10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: (Closed Session)
                Tuesday, March 8, 2022
                Joint ADC and R&D Meeting
                2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Open Session)
                Tuesday, March 15, 2022
                Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology
                2:00 p.m.-2:40 p.m. (Closed Session)
                2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Open Session)
                Quarterly Governing Board Meeting
                 The plenary sessions of the March 3-4, 2022 quarterly meeting of
                the Governing Board will be held on the following dates and times:
                 Thursday, March 3, 2022: Open Meeting: 11:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.; Closed
                Meeting: 3:25 p.m.-3:50 p.m.; Open Meeting: 3:55 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
                 Friday, March 4, 2022: Closed Meeting: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.; Open
                Meeting: 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
                March 3, 2022 Meeting
                 On Thursday, March 3, 2022, the Governing Board will meet in open
                session from 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. From 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
                Chair Beverly Perdue will welcome members, review, and approve the
                March 3-4, 2022 quarterly Governing Board meeting agenda and minutes
                from the November
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                18-19, 2021 quarterly Governing Board meeting.
                 Thereafter, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lesley Muldoon, Executive
                Director of the Governing Board, will update members on ongoing work.
                From 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Peggy Carr, Commissioner, National Center
                for Education Statistics, will provide an update on the NAEP 2022
                Administration. From 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. committee chairs will
                provide an update on the standing committees' work. From 2:45 to 3:15
                p.m. the Governing Board will discuss and take action on the Governing
                Board Policy on Developing NAEP Assessment Frameworks.
                 Following a 15 minute break, the Governing Board will meet in
                closed session from 3:25 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. to receive a briefing from
                the Nominations Committee on its recommendations for candidates to fill
                board vacancies. The Governing Board will review the recommendations
                for the final slate of candidates for submission to the Secretary of
                Education for appointments that begin October 1, 2022. These
                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. The Governing Board will take a
                short break to transition to the open session from 3:55 p.m. to 4:00
                p.m. in order to take action on the 2022 Slate of Governing Board
                Nominees.
                 The March 3, 2022 session of the Board meeting will adjourn at 4:00
                p.m.
                March 4, 2022 Meeting
                 On Friday, March 4, 2022, the Governing Board meeting will convene
                in closed session from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to receive a briefing
                from Lesley Muldoon and Peggy Carr, Commissioner of NCES on the NAEP
                Budget and Assessment Schedule. The budget briefing and Governing Board
                discussions may affect current and future NAEP contracts and must be
                kept confidential to maintain the integrity of the federal acquisition
                process. Public disclosure of this confidential information would
                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.
                 Following a short break, the Governing Board will convene in open
                session from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to hear a panel discussion on
                possibilities and priorities for the NAEP Science Assessment Framework.
                From 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. members will meet in small groups to
                discuss the NAEP Science Framework priorities. Members will reconvene
                in the plenary session from 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to provide group
                debriefs on the discussions.
                 Governing Board members will engage in open discussion from 3:00
                p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The March 4 session of the Governing Board meeting
                will adjourn at 3:30 p.m.
                 The Quarterly Board meeting and committee meeting agendas, together
                with meeting materials, will be posted on the Governing Board's website
                at www.nagb.gov no later than five working days prior to each meeting.
                 Virtual attendance for all open sessions will be accessible to
                members of the public via online registration only at www.nagb.gov five
                business days prior to each meeting.
                 Access to Records of the Meeting: Pursuant to FACA requirements,
                the public may also inspect the meeting materials at www.nagb.gov five
                business days prior to each meeting. The official verbatim transcripts
                of the public meeting sessions will be available for public inspection
                no later than 30 calendar days following each meeting.
                 Reasonable Accommodations: The meeting 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 ten working days
                prior to each meeting.
                 Written Comment: 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).
                 Public Participation: Members of the public may virtually attend
                all open sessions of the standing committees and full Governing Board
                meetings via advance registration. A link to the registration page will
                be posted on www.nagb.gov five business days prior to each meeting
                date.
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                 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. 2022-03774 Filed 2-22-22; 8:45 am]
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