[Federal Register: January 21, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 14)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY:  Department of Education.
SUMMARY:  The 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
February 22, 2000.

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, N.W., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building,
Washington, D.C. 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 purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal
law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform
its statutory obligations. The 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.

    Dated: January 14, 2000.
Joseph Schubart,
Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief
Information Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Reference and Reporting Guide for Preparing State and
Institutional Report on Teacher Quality and Preparation (JS).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 1.
      Burden Hours: 123305.
    Abstract: The Higher Education Act of 1998 calls for annual reports
from states and institutions of higher education on the quality of
teacher education and related matters (P.L. 105-244, Section 207; 20
USC 1027). The purpose of the reports is to provide greater
accountability in the preparation of America's teaching force and to
provide information and incentives for its improvement. Most
institutions of higher education that have teacher preparation programs
must report annually to their states on the performance of their
program completers on teacher certification tests. States, in turn,
must report test performance information, institution by institution,
to the Secretary of Education, along with institutional rankings. They
must also report on their requirements for licensing teachers, state
standards, alternative routes to certification, waivers, and related
items. A planning report from the states to the Secretary of Education
is due by October 7, 2000. Annual reports from institutions are due to
the states, beginning April 7, 2000; reports from the states are due
annually to the Secretary, beginning October 7, 2001; the Secretary's
report is due annually to Congress, beginning April 7, 2002.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or should be addressed to
Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room
5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C. 20202-4651. Requests
may also be electronically mailed to the internet address
OCIO__IMG__Issues@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346.
    Questions regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements should be directed to Schubart at (202) 708-9266.
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
[FR Doc. 00-1327 Filed 1-20-00; 8:45 am]
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