[Federal Register: January 21, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 13)]
[Page 3096-3097]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request.


SUMMARY: The Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, invites comments on the submission for OMB review 
as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 20, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Dan Chenok, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725
17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503. Requests for copies of the proposed information 
collection requests should be addressed to Patrick J. Sherrill, 
Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 5624, 
Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick J. Sherrill (202) 708-8196. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U. S. C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB 
may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the 
extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat 
the purpose of the

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information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially 
interfere with any agency's ability to perform its statutory 
obligations. The Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, publishes this notice containing proposed 
information collection requests prior to submission of these requests 
to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, 
contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, 
revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary 
of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use 
of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and 
(6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment 
at the address specified above. Copies of the requests are available 
from Patrick J. Sherrill at the address specified above.

    Dated: January 15, 1998.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate in 
Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity 
Grant, and Federal Work-Study Program.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't; SEAs or LEAs.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 4,800.
      Burden Hours: 80,586.
    Abstract: This application data will be used to compute the amount 
of funds needed by each institution during the 1999-2000 Award Year. 
The Fiscal Operations Report data will be used to assess program 
effectiveness, account for funds expended during the 1997-98 Award 
Year, and as part of the institutional funding process.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: 1998 National Assessment of Educational Progress(NAEP), 
Writing Special Study.
    Frequency: One Time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting Burden and Recordkeeping:
      Responses: 6,200.
      Burden Hours: 2,200.
    Abstract: The 1998 NAEP writing special study is designed to 
bolster the understanding of study NAEP writing achievement with 
information on student's best writing assignments, and the writing 
process. In addition, the study will collect information about 
teachers' emphasis on writing curriculum and instructional approaches. 
The study will be conducted with a sample of 6000 (4th and 8th grade) 
students and 200 teachers. The study will use a structured protocol to 
obtain more detailed and valid information about classroom 
instructional practices than a standard background questionnaire. 
Students will be asked to select three examples of their best writing 
and to fill out a brief questionnaire describing the samples of writing 
that they submit.

[FR Doc. 98-1391 Filed 1-20-98; 8:45 am]