[Federal Register: February 17, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 31)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request.

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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 
March 19, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Danny Werfel, 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 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: February 10, 1998.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: Field Test New Assessment Items for Third International 
Mathematics and Science Study Replication (TIMSS-R).
    Frequency: Field test for new assessment items.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Reporting Burden and Recordkeeping: Responses: 625. Burden Hours: 
1,563.
    Abstract: In order to provide international benchmarks against 
which to measure the mathematics performance of American students as 
part of the President's new voluntary test, and to measure progress 
toward the U.S. national goal of being first in the world in 
mathematics and science in the year 2000, the National Center for 
Education Statistics (NCES) desires to repeat TIMSS in the U.S. in 
1999.

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Longitudinal Evaluation of School Change and Performance 
(LESCP).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 13,690. Burden 
Hours: 45,901.
    Abstract: The LESCP is being conducted in response to the 
legislative requirement in P.L. 103-382, Section 1501 to assess the 
implementation of Title I and related education reforms. The 
information will be used to examine changes--over a 3-year period--that 
are occurring in schools and classrooms. Teachers and teacher aides 
will complete a mail survey, and district Title I administrators, 
principals, school-based staff, and parents will be interviewed during 
on-site field work.

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