[Federal Register: September 1, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 169)]
[Page 46422]
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 Acting 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 
October 1, 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, D.C. 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 Acting 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: August 26, 1998.
Hazel Fiers,
Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Evaluation of Effective Adult Basic Education Programs and 
    Frequency: three (3) times per year (May, September, and December).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 78
Burden Hours: 611

    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education has been working with 
State Directors of adult education and local providers to document the 
learning gains of adult education participants. Because little is known 
about the effectiveness of adult basic education (ABE) programs for 
first-level learners, this is an exploratory study. Hence, we are 
developing measures to describe the operational and instructional 
characteristics of ABE programs and are testing methods of measuring 
outcomes. The programs participating in the study were selected based 
on information collected in previous case studies that had evidence of 
good instruction, where teachers had been trained in a specific model 
for delivering adult education instruction, and where there was 
evidence of effective program operations. Respondents are program 
participants who voluntarily enroll in federally funded adult basic 
education classes.

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: An Evaluation of the Comprehensive Regional Assistance 
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't; SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 2,620
Burden Hours: 1,140

    Abstract: This evaluation will describe the work of the 
Comprehensive Centers, identify particularly promising strategies and 
assess the availability, quality, and effectiveness of the Centers' 
services. Recipients and non-recipients of Center services will be 
surveyed, and Center staff, staff of partner organizations, and ED 
staff will be interviewed.

[FR Doc. 98-23419 Filed 8-31-98; 8:45 am]