FR Doc E7-8650
[Federal Register: May 7, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 87)]
[Page 25753-25754]
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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 
July 6, 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: May 1, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Longitudinal Analysis of Comprehensive School Reform 
Implementation and Outcomes (LACIO).
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 16,565.

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     Burden Hours: 11,997.
    Abstract: This evaluation assesses the accomplishments of the 
Comprehensive School Reform (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 proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3327. 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 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. E7-8650 Filed 5-4-07; 8:45 am]