FR Doc 03-31513
[Federal Register: December 23, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 246)]
[Page 74222-74223]
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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 
February 23, 2004.

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

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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: December 17, 2003.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Social and Character Development Research Program National 
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Individuals or 
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 32,160.
     Burden Hours: 13,868.
    Abstract: The Social and Character Development (SACD) National 
Evaluation will evaluate the success of seven school-based 
interventions designed to promote positive social and character 
development among elementary school children. The research will 
determine, through randomized field trials, whether one or more program 
interventions produce meaningful effects. The study's three primary 
research questions are: (1) Do the SACD interventions affect social-
emotional competence, school climate, positive and negative behavior, 
and academic achievement? (2) For whom, and under what conditions, are 
the interventions effective? and (3) What is the process by which the 
interventions affect children's behavior? Data collection activities 
will include the administration of surveys to children, teachers, 
principals, and primary caregivers; school observations, and school 
record abstractions over a three year period: from 2004-05 to 2006-07. 
Results from the evaluation will provide education professionals with 
information they need to make informed choices about which intervention 
to adopt.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from, 
 by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking
  on link number 2428. 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
  Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address
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 her e-mail address
 Individuals who use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 

[FR Doc. 03-31513 Filed 12-22-03; 8:45 am]