Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
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The Department's regulations for Measuring Educational Gain in the National Reporting System for Adult Education, 34 CFR part 462 (NRS regulations), include the procedures for determining the suitability of tests for use in the NRS.
(a) In preparing your application, you must comply with the requirements in § 462.11.
(b) In accordance with § 462.10, the deadline for transmittal of applications is October 1.
(c) Whether you submit your application by mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial carrier) or deliver your application by hand or by courier service, you must mail or deliver three copies of your application, on or before the deadline date, to the following address: NRS Assessment Review, c/o American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW., Washington, DC 20007.
(d) If you submit your application by mail or commercial carrier, you must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following:
(1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
(2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service.
(3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier.
(4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the Department of Education.
(e) If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
(1) A private metered postmark.
(2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
(f) If your application is postmarked after the application deadline date, we will not consider your
The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your local post office.
(g) If you submit your application by hand delivery, you (or a courier service) must deliver three copies of the application by hand, on or before 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date.
You may also access documents of the Department published in the
20 U.S.C. 9212