[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 182 (Tuesday, September 20, 2011)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24137]
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Comment Request.
SUMMARY: The Department of Education (the Department), 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 and continuing collections of
information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its
information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden
on the public and helps the public understand the Department's
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in
the desired format. The Director, Information Collection Clearance
Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office
of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection
requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
November 21, 2011.
ADDRESSES: Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or
mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ,
Washington, DC 20202-4537. Please note that written comments received
in response to this notice will be considered public records.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide
interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information
collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance
Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of
Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information
collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the
information collection. 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
Dated: September 15, 2011.
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy,
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
Institute of Education Sciences
Type of Review: Revision.
Title of Collection: Impact Evaluation of Race to the Top and
School Improvement Grants.
OMB Control Number: 1850-0884.
Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
Frequency of Responses: Once.
Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,529.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 2,459.
Abstract: This OMB package requests clearance for data collection,
analysis, and reporting activities from 50 states and the District of
Columbia, and approximately 134 districts and 1,200 schools as part of
an evaluation of Race to the Top (RTT) and School Improvement Grants
(SIG). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contained substantial
funding for systemic education reform. This included $4 billion in RTT
grants, which were awarded to 11 states and the District of Columbia
based both on their education reform plans and their past success in
creating the conditions for reform, and $3 billion in additional
funding for SIG, which is aimed at implementing one of four school
turnaround models (STMs) in the lowest-performing schools. The
evaluation is designed to (1) study the implementation of RTT and SIG;
(2) analyze the impact of SIG- or RTT-funded STMs on student outcomes
using a regression discontinuity design; (3) analyze the relationship
between receipt of RTT funds and student outcomes using an interrupted
time series design; and (4) investigate the relationship between STM
turnaround models (and strategies within those models) and student
outcomes in low-performing schools. This Office of Management and
Budget package follows a previously approved package for recruitment
activities (1850-0884), and includes data collection forms,
and burden estimates of the number of respondents and hours of response
Copies of the proposed information collection request may be
accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse Pending
Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 4718. When you access
the information collection, click on ``Download Attachments'' to view.
Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537.
Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or
faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the
information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request.
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD)
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
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