[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 76012]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30735]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2012-ICCD-0071]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study 
of Implementation and Outcomes in Upward Bound and Other TRIO Programs

AGENCY: Department of Education (ED), IES/NCES.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2012-ICCD-
0071 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please 
note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after 
the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for 
information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be 
addressed to the Acting Director of the Information Collection 
Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue 
SW., LBJ, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronically mail 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please do not send comments here.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: Study of Implementation and Outcomes in Upward 
Bound and other TRIO Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 1850--NEW.
    Type of Review: New information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 274.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 183.
    Abstract: This Upward Bound (UB) study, sponsored by the U.S. 
Department of Education, focuses on the implementation strategies of 
all regular UB projects. To do so, project directors will be asked to 
complete a 40 minute survey. This survey will serve two main purposes--
to describe the services and strategies that Upward Bound grantees 
implement and to provide input into the decision-making process to 
identify a strategy to test as part of a random assignment 
demonstration. The grantee survey will be conducted with all 820 
regular Upward Bound projects in the spring of 2013. Preliminary 
results from the survey, which will be shared internally within ED in 
late Spring 2013, will help inform the selection of a yet-to-be 
determined promising strategy or strategies for a possible experimental 
study that could be implemented in a set of UB grantees. ED will decide 
whether to exercise the option for a study of promising strategies in 
Upward Bound by June 2013, based, in large part, on the findings from 
the survey of UB grantees.

    Dated: December 17, 2012.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-30735 Filed 12-21-12; 8:45 am]
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