[Federal Register: August 13, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 156)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
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 
September 12, 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: August 7, 2001.
John Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2002 
Field Test for the 2003 Full Scale Assessment.
    Frequency: Pilot and field test.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden
      Responses: 97,750.
      Burden Hours: 24,500.
    Abstract: The NAEP Technology Based Assessment Project (TBA) is 
meant to explore the feasibility and best methods for assessing 
mathematics and writing on line. It is also intended to explore 
students' abilities to solve problems in technology-rich environments. 
It is anticipated that in the future such technology-based assessments 
will reduce assessment burden by allowing, among other things, for 
online administration and scoring of assessment instruments. The pilot 
study uses background questions and items from suitable subject 
questionnaires, including questions about computer use that are 
currently cleared for other NAEP studies.
    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 Kathy Axt at (540) 776-7742 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.

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