[Federal Register: March 29, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 61)]
[Page 16577-16578]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The 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
May 30, 2000.

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)

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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.
    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: March 23, 2000.
William Burrow,
Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: The Impact of ICT on Learning: Quasi-Experimental Study.
    Frequency: Three times a year.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit
institutions; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs
or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 7,572
      Burden Hours: 7,572.
    Abstract: Under auspices of the Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development, the Department of Education will
participate in an international study to examine the impact of
information and communication technology (ICT) on student learning. The
study will use the following instruments: (a) ICT Skill Test, (b)
Learning to Learn Test, (c) ICT Attitudes Survey--Students, (d) ICT Use
Survey--Students, (e) ICT Attitude Survey--Teachers, (f) ICT Use
Survey--Teachers, (g) Student Background Survey, and (h) Teacher
Background Survey. Two thousand four hundred eleventh grade students
will participate in this study from 24 schools. In addition, about 100
teachers and 24 school administrators will respond to the ICT Attitude
and Use surveys.
    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, DC 20202-4651. Requests
may also be electronically mailed to the internet address
OCIO__IMG__Issues@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the
complete title of the information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at (202) 708-9346 (fax) or
via her internet address Kathy__Axt@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. 00-7692 Filed 3-28-00; 8:45 am]