Notice Inviting Publishers To Submit Tests for a Determination of Suitability for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education

Citation88 FR 60194
Published date31 August 2023
Record Number2023-18797
CourtEducation Department
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 168 (Thursday, August 31, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 168 (Thursday, August 31, 2023)]
                [Pages 60194-60195]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2023-18797]
                Notice Inviting Publishers To Submit Tests for a Determination of
                Suitability for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult
                AGENCY: Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of
                ACTION: Notice.
                SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education invites publishers to submit tests
                for review and approval for use in the National Reporting System for
                Adult Education (NRS) and announces the date by which publishers must
                submit these tests. This notice relates to the
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                approved information collection under OMB control number 1830-0567.
                DATES: Deadline for transmittal of applications: October 1, 2023.
                ADDRESSES: Submit your application by email to [email protected].
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John LeMaster, U.S. Department of
                Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-7240.
                Telephone: (202) 245-6218. Email: [email protected].
                 If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and
                wish to access telecommunications relay services, please dial 7-1-1.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department's regulations for Measuring
                Educational Gain in the National Reporting System for Adult Education,
                34 CFR part 462 (NRS regulations), include procedures for determining
                the suitability of tests for use in the NRS.
                 As provided in the NRS regulations, the Secretary only reviews
                tests submitted by a test publisher, and any such tests must be
                submitted by the beginning of the review cycle on October 1, 2023. 34
                CFR 462.10. Only tests submitted by the due date will be reviewed in
                this review cycle. Any tests submitted after October 1, 2023, will not
                be reviewed until the review cycle that begins on October 1, 2024.
                 Review Criteria: To be suitable for use in the NRS, a test must
                meet the criteria and requirements established in 34 CFR 462.13.
                 Submission Requirements:
                 (a) All test applications must comply with the requirements in 34
                CFR 462.11.
                 (b) In accordance with 34 CFR 462.10, the deadline for transmittal
                of applications in this fiscal year is October 1, 2023.
                 (c) Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. local time on October 1,
                2023. Retain a copy of your sent email message and all email
                attachments as proof that you timely submitted your application.
                 (d) Applications submitted after the application deadline date will
                not be considered in the October 1, 2023, review cycle. Any such
                applications will be considered timely for the October 1, 2024,
                deadline date and review cycle.
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                 Authority: 29 U.S.C. 3292.
                Amy Loyd,
                Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education.
                [FR Doc. 2023-18797 Filed 8-30-23; 8:45 am]
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