Notice of Public Meetings and Request for Recommendations: A Framework for Developing High-Quality English Language Proficiency Standards and Assessments

Monday, June 18, 2007- Thursday, July 26, 2007
Location: Multiple Locations

The Secretary of Education (Secretary) seeks recommendations on developing a Framework for States to consider in examining the quality of their standards and assessments for English language proficiency (ELP) under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The Framework, once developed, will be provided to States for their use in evaluating their ELP standards and assessments. The Framework also will help States identify their technical assistance needs related to ELP standards and assessments and, therefore, help the U.S. Department of Education (Department) provide States with the assistance they need to implement the Title III standards and assessment requirements effectively.

Recommendations must be received on or before 5 pm eastern on August 1, 2007.

Public Meetings will occur on the following dates at the times and locations indicated:

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2007, in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN, from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2007, in Washington, DC at the Wyndham Hotel, 1400 M Street, NW., from 2 pm to 6 pm
  • Thursday, July 26, 2007, in Washington, DC at the Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW., from 1 pm to 5 pm

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