FR Doc 04-4501
[Federal Register: March 1, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 40)]
[Page 9600]
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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 
March 31, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Melanie Kadlic, 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 

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 
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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: February 24, 2004.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to Katrina Ingalls at her e-mail 
address Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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 household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 22,196.
    Burden Hours: 15,339.
    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 school districts and education 
professionals with information they need to make informed choices about 
which SACD interventions to adopt, and will offer policymakers rigorous 
evidence for use in making decisions about program funding.
    Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment 
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.

[FR Doc. 04-4501 Filed 2-27-04; 8:45 am]