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ED - 1948 - National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameNational Educational Research Policy and Priorities BoardAgency NameDepartment of Education
Fiscal Year2003Committee Number1948
Original Establishment Date3/31/1994Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date11/5/2002Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date10/1/2002Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date11/5/2002Designated Federal Officer First Name*Mary
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameG.
Specific Termination Authority20 U.S.C. 9516Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Lucier
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*20 U.S.C. 6021Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-219-2253
Effective Date Of Authority*10/1/1994Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-219-1528
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Congress created the National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board to work collaboratively with the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) to forge a national consensus with respect to a long-term agenda for educational research, development, dissemination, and the activities of the Office. The Board reviewed and approveed the Research Priorities Plan developed by the Assistant Secretary in collaboration with the Board, and reviewed and approveed standards for the conduct and evaluation of all research, development, and dissemination carrried out under the auspices of OERI pursuant to the Educational Research, Development, Dissemination, and Improvement Act of 1994. The Board served in a liaison capacity with the education research field and the public, and had responsibilities to strengthen the educational research and development system. It enjoyed substantial independence in gathering information, commissioning studies, and communicating with the American people and the United States Congress about educational research. The operations of the Board were required to be collaborative, carried out in concert with the Assistant Secretary for OERI as well as with the providers and consumers of research. The Board has been grateful for the cooperation of its ex officio members from numerous federal agencies in which research is a prominent component.In FY 2001, the Board, wishing to strengthen and make more explicit how the scientific method is used in educational research, invested a substantial part of its resources in contracting with the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council for a study on scientific principles in educational research and how they might be strengthened in a federally-funded agency. The study report, Scientific Research in Education, was issued in November 2001 and published in 2002. As the publication was widely anticipated, it was immediately requested by Congressional staff working on the legislation which became the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. Two sessions were devoted to the report at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in April 2002. Agency and Board personnel participated as speakers and panelists in these presentations. National, state, and local policymakers have found the report a valuable resource for sorting out the requirements for evidence-based curricula. In addition, the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 reflects many of the recommendations, especially in the area of peer review and standards, as well as staffing, made by the Board in previous publications and white papers.
How is membership balanced?*As specified in the Board's authorizing legislation, the Board consisted of 15 (appointed and voting) members from diverse backgrounds, representing educational researchers, the practitioner community, and others with informed perspectives on education from the public and private sectors. The Secretary of Education solicited nominations from numerous associations, education-related organizations, and interested members of the public. This formulation, required by law, assured that a wide spectrum of stakeholders and interest groups have representation and allows for collaboration between the theoretical and practical points of view. The Board's committees, which conducted its specialized activities, such as program preparation, peer review and standards, and research and development, also reflect the tripartite structure of the whole. The Board's legislation likewise specifies a number of non-voting ex officio members from other federal agencies with a substantial research component.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board was set up to meet at least four times a year, usually in January, March, June, and September, and its subcommittees meet on an as-needed basis in the interim to provide advice and recommendations pertaining to emerging initiatives in OERI and to advance its own work plan.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*When the Board was created, the Congress sought to establish a forum of 15 individuals distinguished for their accomplishments in the field of education. This body was to provide non-partisan leadership and direction over a sustained period to the Federal effort in educational research. It would also forge a consensus on focusing resources where needs are greatest and where research will yield practical benefits in a timely manner. Input from the Board was a valuable resource to the agency and congressional staff as they planned for the reauthorization of OERI. It is to be noted that the new legislation has a board with a structure and duties that have notable parallels with NERPPB.
Why close or partially close meetings?
Recommendation RemarksThe Board terminated by the passage of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, P.L. 107-279 on 11/5/2002.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis Board never met in FY 2002.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*This Board no longer exists, the P.L. 107-279 revoked this Board's authority and it terminated on November 5, 2002.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-016871National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board2002
 COM-017738National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board2001
 COM-018597National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board2000
 COM-019706National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board1999
 COM-020506National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board1998
 COM-021387National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board1997