[Federal Register: March 2, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 42)]
[Page 11293]
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National Assessment Governing Board; Information Collection

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board; Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of amended information collection request.


SUMMARY: The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) is amending the
Notices of Proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) published on
January 18, 2000 and revised on February 18, 2000. The present notice
is to inform the public that the Governing Board has cancelled one of
two proposed research studies. The study that was cancelled is on the
feasibility of establishing a calibration linkage between a test form
resembling an individual test and a survey of group results--the
National Assessment of Educational Progress. The study is described in
the January 18 and February 18, 2000 notices.

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. Submit written comments, on or
before March 17, 2000, identified by ``ICR: VNT Research and Validation
Support Studies (Option Year 2).'' The National Assessment Governing
Board will forward to OMB any comments received from the public in
response to the January 18, 2000 notice inviting requests for public
comment on this ICR.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter
35) requires that the Director of OMB provide interested federal
agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information
collection requests. The Office of Management and Budget (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. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice amends a proposed information
collection request (ICR) of the National Assessment Governing Board
(the Governing Board, or NAGB) published on January 18, 2000 and
revised on February 18, 2000. The information collection is to conduct
a research and validation support study related to test development for
the proposed Voluntary National Test (VNT) during Spring 2000.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Copies of this ICR may be obtained from Ray
Fields, Assistant Director, National Assessment Governing Board, Suite
825, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC 20002. Telephone:
(202) 357-0395; e-mail: Ray__Fields@ED.Gov.

    Dated: February 28, 2000.
Roy Truby,
Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board.
[FR Doc. 00-5072 Filed 3-1-00; 8:45 am]