[Federal Register: November 13, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 219)]
[Page 68842-68843]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory 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 
December 13, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Karen Lee, Desk Officer, 
Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th

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Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503 or should be electronically mailed to the internet address 

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 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: November 6, 2002.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Longitudinal Assessment of CSR Implementation and Outcomes 
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 4,380.
    Burden Hours: 2,567.
    Abstract: This evaluation assesses the accomplishments of the CSR 
program in implementing school reform and thereby improving student 
achievement. The evaluation also makes a preliminary assessment of the 
conditions influencing the sustainability of reforms once federal 
support ends. The evaluation uses a variety of data sources to 
understand the complex interplay of state policies, school district, 
educational support, and CSR school conditions affecting CSR 
implementation and outcomes. The major evaluation questions are: (1) To 
what extent have CSR-supported schools made gains on state assessments 
in comparison to gains for schools in the same state with similar 
characteristics; (2) How effective is CSR support for reform; and (3) 
How have district policies and state policies affected CSR 
implementation and comprehensive school reform. A mixed method approach 
will be used to collect appropriate data for addressing each evaluation 
question. The methods include mail surveys of 400 CSR-program and 40 
non-CSR program schools, telephone surveys of 50 districts and 20 
states, and a case study inquiry of 30 ``sites'' to provide data on 
vertical slices of the CSR program (each ``site'' comprises a CSR 
school and comparison school, as well as the district, state, and 
support infrastructure in which the schools operate). Evaluators will 
be able to link information from these various sources in order to 
provide policymakers and other stakeholders with coherent findings.
    Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment 
request may be accessed from http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the 
``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2091. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SW., Room 4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 
20202-4651 or to the e-mail address vivan.reese@ed.gov. Requests may 
also be electronically mailed to the internet address OCIO--RIMG@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 James Jones at James.Jones@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. 02-28742 Filed 11-12-02; 8:45 am]