[Federal Register: April 1, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 62)]
[Notices]               
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
National Assessment Governing Board; Submission for OMB Review; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board, Education.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board 
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 
May 1, 1999.

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 or should be electronically mailed to the internet 
address Werfeld@a1.eop.gov. Requests for copies of the proposed 
information collection requests should be addressed to Steven Gorman, 
National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., 
Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002-4233 or should be electronically mailed 
to Steven Gorman@ed.gov or should be faxed to 202-275-6063.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Gorman at 202-357-7502 by 
telephone, Steven__Gorman@ED.GOV by electronic mail, or Steven Gorman, 
National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., 
Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002-4233 by regular mail.

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 Executive Director, National Assessment 
Governing Board, publishes this notice containing proposed information 
collection requests prior to submission of this request to OMB. The 
proposed information collection 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 Steven 
Gorman at the address specified above.
Roy Truby,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board.

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Similarities Classification Validation Research Study for 
1998 Civics National Assessment of Educational Progress.
    Frequency: Once.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 1,500.
      Burden Hours: 2,899.
    Abstract: The student classification study involves teachers' 
estimates of the academic ability of their students and of their 
students' performance on the NAEP relative to each achievement level. 
Teachers will also classify performance of ``anonymous'' students 
represented in assessment booklets. These estimates are made with 
respect to the assessment framework and achievement levels 
descriptions. Teachers will not know how individual students performed 
on the assessment. The correspondence between classifications by 
teachers and classifications based on student performances will be 
measured.

[FR Doc. 99-8082 Filed 3-31-99; 8:45 am]
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