[Federal Register: July 28, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 144)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Information Management Group, 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 
August 27, 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 
DWERFEL@OMB.EOP.GOV.

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 purposes of the information collection, violate State or

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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, 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.

    Dated: July 22, 1999.
Willliam 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 of 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.
    Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed 
information collection request should be addressed to Vivian Reese, 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 5624, Regional 
Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651, or should be 
electronically mailed to the internet address Vivian Reese@ed.gov, or 
should be faxed to 202-708-9346.
    For questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements, contact Kathy Axt at 202-708-9902. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-8339.

[FR Doc. 99-19228 Filed 7-27-99; 8:45 am]
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