[Federal Register: May 7, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 88)]
[Page 23005-23006]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory 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 
July 6, 2001.

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 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.
    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: May 1, 2001.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of the Undersecretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: National Study of Title I Schools--Data Collection 
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

    Responses: 22,000.
    Burden Hours: 23,225.

    Abstract: This National Study of Title I Schools will be the main 
source of nationally-representative school-level information on the 
implementation of Title I provisions and standards-based reform 
generally, over a three-year period from the 2001-02 through 2003-04 
school years. The study will examine and describe how Title I schools 
are using standards-based reforms to assist in improving learning, with 
a particular focus on implementation of provisions in the Title I 
program that are designed to support such improvements. The study will 
also examine more specifically the quality of instruction and 
instructional support in Title I schools, with a focus on 
implementation of Title I provisions designed to support more effective 
instruction and instructional support.
    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 
4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, D.C.

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20202-4651. Requests may Washington 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 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.

[FR Doc. 01-11339 Filed 5-4-01; 8:45 am]