[Federal Register: July 17, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 137)]


[Page 37217-37218]

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of

the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for

OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before

August 16, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of

Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Lauren Wittenberg,

Acting Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and

Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office

Building, Washington, DC 20503 or should be electronically mailed to

the internet address Lauren__Wittenberg@omb.eop.gov.

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.

Dated: July 11, 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


Frequency: One Time.

Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 2,328.

Burden Hours: 1,455.

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


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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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