[Federal Register: June 12, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 113)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management, 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 
August 11, 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, Regulatory Information 
Management, 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.
    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: June 6, 2000.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of the Undersecretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Assessing Literacy Models in the Boston Public Schools.
    Frequency: Semi-Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Individuals or 
households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 873; Burden 
Hours: 2,055.
    Abstract: Funding has been granted to carry out an evaluation of 
four literacy models currently implemented in the Boston Public 
Schools. The purpose of the evaluation will be to gather information 
about the strengths and weaknesses of these models across all domains 
of literacy and for all types of students. The data collected from 
sixteen schools and approximately 800 students over a two-year period 
will inform practice in the school district and nationwide through 
dissemination in professional publications.
    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

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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 Jacqueline Montague at (202) 708-5359 or via her internet address 
Jackie_Montague@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.

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