FR Doc E6-19752
[Federal Register: November 22, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 225)]
[Page 67549-67550]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of Management, 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 22, 2007.

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 Management, 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 16, 2006.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: The Effectiveness of the Alabama Mathematics, Science and 
Technology Initiative (AMSTI).
    Frequency: Monthly; Annually; Trainer log.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 2,233.
     Burden Hours: 746.
    Abstract: This study is a group randomized controlled trial by the 
Regional Educational Laboratory for the Southeast and its 
subcontractors to test the effectiveness of the Alabama Mathematics, 
Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI). This study is needed so that 
the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), following the 
requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), can make decisions 
about this initiative based on scientific data regarding the program's 
effectiveness at improving student achievement. The evidence from this 
experiment will be used by ALSDE and the Alabama legislature as a 
consideration in deciding about program continuation, expansion, and 
improvement. Respondents are all (324) teachers in grades 4-8 and the 
principals in 40 schools in 3 regions of Alabama and AMSTI trainers in 
these regions. Assessment data will also be collected for all students 
in grades 4-8 in these schools.
    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 3231. 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 

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electronically mailed to 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 
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. E6-19752 Filed 11-21-06; 8:45 am]