[Federal Register: September 24, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 185)]
[Notices]               
[Page 51060-51061]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, 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 23, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed 
information collection requests should be addressed to Patrick J. 
Sherrill, Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 
5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651, or should 
be electronically mailed to the internet address Pat Sherrill@ed.gov, 
or should be faxed to 202-708-9346.

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 that 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.
    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 technology.

    Dated: September 21, 1998.
Hazel Fiers,
Acting Deputy Chief Information
Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Evaluation of the National Star Schools Program.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 364.
      Burden Hours: 159.

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    Abstract: The Star Schools program has the purpose of encouraging 
improved instruction in mathematics, science, and foreign languages as 
well as other subjects through modern telecommunications technology. 
The purpose of this evaluation is to independently examine the 
implementation and administration of the program as a whole and of 
individual projects, as well as the program's outcomes and impact on 
schools, teachers, and students. Clearance is requested for two data 
collection efforts (1) a site teacher survey of 400 respondents and (2) 
a production teacher survey of 25 respondents. The Department uses the 
information to make grant awards.

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