[Federal Register: January 26, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 17)]
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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 25, 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 20, 2000.
William E. Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision
    Title: State Report Card on Teacher Preparation Programs
    Frequency: One time
    Affected Public: State, local and Tribal Gov'ts
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 57 Burden Hours: 114
    Abstract: There is a Congressionally mandated study of teacher 
certification and licensure requirements, called for in section 207 of 
P.L. 105-244, the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (20 USC 1027). 
Section 207, subsection (c), paragraph (1) calls for information in 
three areas to be submitted by the states to the Secretary of Education 
within six months of the passage of the legislation (i.e. April 8, 
1999). The three areas are: ( Subsection (b), paragraph (1): ``A 
description of the teacher certification and licensure assessments, and 
any other certification and licensure requirements, used by the 
State.''; * Subsection (b), paragraph (5): ``The percentage of 
teaching candidates who passed each of the assessments used by the 
State for teacher certification and licensure, disaggregated and 
ranked, by the teacher preparation program in the State from which the 
teacher candidate received the candidate's most recent degree, which 
shall be made available widely and publicly''; * Subsection (b), 
paragraph (6): ``Information on the extent to which teachers in the 
State are given waivers of State certification or licensure 
requirements, including the proportion of such teachers distributed 
across high-and low-poverty districts and across subject areas.''
    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 Joseph Schubart at (202) 708-9266 or 
via his internet address Joe__Schubart@ed.gov. 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. 00-1756 Filed 1-25-00; 8:45 am]