FR Doc E6-685
[Federal Register: January 23, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 14)]
[Page 3489]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, 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 
February 22, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 
17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

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 IC Clearance Official, 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.

    Dated: January 17, 2006.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Longitudinal Analysis of Comprehensive School Reform 
Implementation and Outcomes (LACIO).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 15,455. Burden Hours: 10,774.
    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 schoolwides; 
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 in order to provide 
policymakers and other stakeholders with coherent findings.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review 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 IC
or faxed to 202-245-
6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection 
when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to the e-mail address IC Individuals who use a telecommunications device for 

the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 
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