FR Doc 05-22645
[Federal Register: November 16, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 220)]
[Page 69528-69529]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, 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 
January 17, 2006.

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, Information Management Case 
Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, 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: November 9, 2005.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Longitudinal Analysis of Comprehensive School Reform 
Implementation and Outcomes (LACIO).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public:
    State, Local, or Tribal Government, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 5,425.
     Burden Hours: 3,247.
    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 CSR 
funding ends. The evaluation uses a variety of data sources to 
understand the complex interplay of state policies, school districts, 
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; (3) How 
have district policies and state policies affected CSR implementation 
and comprehensive school reform; (4) What implications can be drawn 
from CSR implementation and outcomes for reform in Title I schoolwide; 
and (5) How effective are various school reform activities in secondary 
schools, and to what extent can school progress be linked to 
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 500 CSR program and non-CSR program 
schools, online surveys of 50 states and 65 school districts, and case 
studies of 40 ``sites'' to produce an understanding of the dynamic of 
the actual relationships among school, district, and state actions, 
policies, and practices (each ``site'' consists of a CSR school and 
matched 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

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in order to provide policymakers and other stakeholders with coherent 
    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 2938. When 
you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address or 
faxed to 202-245-6621. 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 Katrina Ingalls at her e-mail 
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. 05-22645 Filed 11-15-05; 8:45 am]