[Federal Register: May 11, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 92)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
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 10, 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 7, 2001.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of the Undersecretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Moving Reading/English Language Arts Standards to the 
Classroom Study: The Impact of Systemic, Standards-based Reform on 
Instruction.
    Frequency: One Time.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 2,320
      Burden Hours: 1,986
    Abstract: The purpose of Moving Standards Reading is to understand 
the relationship between state-initiated standards-based reforms and 
student achievement. The study will assess the impact of grade 4 
reading/English language arts content standards and instructional 
supports on teachers' classroom instructional practices. It will also 
assess the relationship between instruction aligned with standards and 
grade 4 student achievement on state-administered reading/English 
language arts assessments. The study is to be conducted in 4 states, 
100 districts, and 400 schools. The results of the study will highlight 
the features of effective standards-based reform policies and 
practices. The results are also expected to inform future federal 
programs and state, district, and school policy development and 
implementation.
    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, 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 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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