ERIC Number: ED335403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-10
Reference Count: N/A
National Council on Education Standards and Testing Act. Report by Mr. Ford of Michigan, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, 102nd Congress, 1st Session, June 10, 1991. Report to accompany H.R. 2435, the National Council on Education Standards and Testing Act.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This report discusses a House of Representatives bill (H.R. 2435) to establish a National Council on Education Standards and Testing. The bill's title and purpose, and the congressional findings behind it are outlined first, followed by a summary of provisions concerning the Council's establishment, duties, reports, membership, director and staff, engagement of experts and consultants, powers, financing, and termination. The remainder of the report describes these provisions in a more detailed narrative form. It is explained that the Council shall provide advice to the Congress, Secretary of Education, National Education Goals Panel, and American public on the desirability and feasibility of national standards and testing in education. The Committee action, background and need for the legislation, and each of the Act's provisions are explained, and the committee's approval, an oversight statement, an inflationary impact statement, oversight findings and recommendations of the Committee on Government Operations, and cost of the legislation are recorded. The report concludes with a brief section-by-section analysis of the bill's 11 sections. (RLC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.