From The Federal Register

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Second Follow-up Field Test and Main Study Panel Maintenance 2015

The High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) is a nationally representative, longitudinal study of more than 20,000 9th graders in 944 schools in 2009 who are being followed through their secondary and postsecondary years. The study focuses on understanding students’ trajectories from the beginning of high school into postsecondary education or the workforce and beyond. The field test will inform the survey and data collection procedures . . .

More testing to determine data collection procedures. How does this equate to student success especially when the failure in education begins at the primary level where children disconnect from our current system of education as early as Second Grade.

Meetings:
National Board for Education Sciences; Open Meeting
The National Board for Education Sciences advises the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences on, the establishment of activities to be supported by the Institute . . .

Will those activities be hands-on and experiential for all children or will testing and data collection be the means by which they assess student achievement?

President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The purpose of the Board is to advise the President and the Secretary of Education on all matters pertaining to strengthening the educational capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies; Submission Dates for State Revenue and Expenditure Reports for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, Revisions to Those Reports, and Revisions to Prior Fiscal Year Reports
The report from SEAs includes attendance, revenue, and expenditure data from which NCES determines a State’s “average per-pupil expenditure” The Secretary uses these data directly in calculating allocations for certain formula grant programs, including, but not limited to, title I, part A of the ESEA, Impact Aid, and Indian Education programs.

Student success is not the mission of the Federal Department of Education, how and where federal tax dollars are spent is their concern.

Our children are our concern!

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