[Federal Register: May 17, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 94)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Information Management Group, 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 
July 16, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed 
information collection requests should be addressed to Patrick J. 
Sherrill, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 
5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 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

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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 Leader, Information Management Group, 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: May 11, 1999.
William E. Burrow,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Teacher Quality in U.S. Public Schools in 2000.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, local or Tribal 
Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 7,300.
      Burden Hours: 4,950.
    Abstract: The survey, Teacher Quality in U.S. Public Schools in 
2000, is designed to provide NCES and the Office of the Secretary with 
timely data to monitor changes in key indicators of teacher quality. It 
is the second in a proposed series of biennial reports on the 
preparation and qualifications of public school teachers. In addition, 
the survey will provide some early estimates for data that will be 
provided in the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) to be conducted 
1999-2000. The issues addressed in the proposed survey have been the 
focus of a growing concern over the condition of education, challenging 
U.S. teachers to adequately prepare students for competing in an 
increasingly complex international marketplace. Thus, the data will 
provide a national profile of teacher quality, representing an 
important device for tracking the nation's progress toward the goal of 
raising educational standards and ensuring high levels of student 
competence.

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