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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket ID ED-2009-OESE-0006]
RIN 1810-AB07

 
Race to the Top Fund

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 
(FY) 2010; correction.

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SUMMARY: On November 18, 2009, the Department of Education published a 
notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 59836) inviting applications for 
new awards for FY 2010 for the Race to the Top Fund (NIA). Included as 
Appendix B to the November 18 NIA was the Scoring Rubric that the 
Department developed for the scoring of State applications submitted 
under this program. This notice makes several corrections to Appendix B 
to the November 18 NIA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Butler, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E108, Washington, DC 20202-
6400. Telephone: (202) 205-37705 or by e-mail: racetothetop@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the 
Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an 
accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact listed in this section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Correction

    Appendix B to the November 18 NIA provided a scoring rubric 
containing a rubric and allocation of point values that peer reviewers 
will use to score applications from States under the Race to the Top 
Fund. Appendix B contained several errors that we are correcting in 
this notice.
    First, the chart on pages 59852 and 59853 omitted certain maximum 
point values for the selection criteria. The corrected chart provided 
in this notice includes new rows for point values 6, 8, and 28. It does 
not change any of the previously published rows.
    Second, in several instances throughout Appendix B, in providing 
General Reviewer Guidance for certain of the selection criteria, we 
refer reviewers to application requirement (d) (Current Status and 
Evidence) when the reference should not have been included or the 
reference should have been to application requirement (e) (Plan for Use 
of Funds).
    Finally, there was an error in the Reviewer Guidance Specific to 
Criterion (F)(2)(iii) on page 59863. We incorrectly stated both that 
``low'' points would be awarded if a State does not have a charter 
school law and that no points are earned if the State has no charter 
school law. The reference to ``low'' points being awarded if a State 
does not have a charter school law was incorrect.
    To correct these errors, the Department makes the following 
corrections to the November 12 NIA:
    1. On pages 59852 and 59853, the chart is removed and replaced with 
the following chart:

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                                                                     Quality of applicant's response
                  Maximum point value                   --------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Low               Medium              High
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45.....................................................               0-12              13-33              34-45
40.....................................................               0-10              11-29              30-40
35.....................................................                0-9              10-25              26-35
30.....................................................                0-8               9-21              22-30
28.....................................................                0-8               9-20              21-28
25.....................................................                0-7               8-18              19-25
21.....................................................                0-5               6-15              16-21
20.....................................................                0-5               6-14              15-20
15.....................................................                0-4               5-10              11-15
14.....................................................                0-4                5-9              10-14
10.....................................................                0-2                3-7               8-10
8......................................................                0-2                3-5                6-8
7......................................................                0-2                3-4                5-7
6......................................................                0-1                2-3                4-6
5......................................................                0-1                2-3                4-5
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    2. On page 59853, under the heading General Reviewer Guidance for 
(A)(1), ``, and to the elements of a high-quality plan as set forth in 
application requirement (d)'' is removed.
    3. On page 59854, under the heading General Reviewer Guidance for 
(A)(2), ``application requirement (d)'' is replaced with ``application 
requirement (e)''.
    4. On page 59857, under the heading General Reviewer Guidance for 
(B)(3), ``application requirement (d)'' is replaced with ``application 
requirement (e)''.
    5. On page 59857, under the heading General Reviewer Guidance for 
(C)(2), ``application requirement (d)'' is replaced with ``application 
requirement (e)''.
    6. On page 59858, under the heading General Reviewer Guidance for 
(C)(3), ``application requirement (d)'' is replaced with ``application 
requirement (e)''.
    7. On page 59859, under the heading General Reviewer Guidance for 
(D)(2), ``application requirement (d)'' is replaced with ``application 
requirement (e)''.
    8. On page 59860, under the heading General Reviewer Guidance for 
(D)(3), ``application requirement (d)'' is replaced with ``application 
requirement (e)''.
    9. On page 59860, under the heading General Reviewer Guidance for 
(D)(4), ``application requirement (d)'' is replaced with ``application 
requirement (e)''.
    10. On page 59860, under the heading General Reviewer Guidance for 
(D)(5), ``application requirement (d)'' is replaced with ``application 
requirement (e)''.
    11. On page 59861, under the heading General Reviewer Guidance for 
(E)(2), ``application requirement (d)'' is replaced with ``application 
requirement (e)''.
    12. On page 59863, under the heading Reviewer Guidance Specific to 
(F)(2)(iii), the third bulleted sentence that reads `` `Low' points are 
earned if the per-pupil funding to charter school students is <=79% of 
that which is provided to traditional public school students, or the 
State does not have a charter school law.'' is removed and replaced 
with the following:

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    ``Low'' points are earned if the per-pupil funding to charter 
school students is <=79% of that which is provided to traditional 
public school students.

    Program Authority: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 
2009, Division A, Section 14006, Pub. L. 111-5.

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    Dated: January 20, 2010.
Thelma Mel[eacute]ndez de Santa Ana,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
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