FR Doc E7-12842
[Federal Register: July 3, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 127)]
[Page 36435-36436]
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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.

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DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 4, 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: June 27, 2007.
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 Sheltered Instruction on English 
Language Learners in Georgia 4th and 5th Grade Classrooms (SIOP).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; State, Local, or Tribal 
government SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 640.
     Burden Hours: 160.
    Abstract: This data collection is for the purpose of assessing the 
effectiveness of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) 
Model, a model of instruction for teaching English Language Learners 
(ELLs) that is widely used but whose effectiveness has to date not been 
evaluated rigorously. This one-year study utilizes an experimental 
design to examine the impact of SIOP instruction in 4th and 5th grade 
classrooms in 64 public schools in Georgia (32 treatment, 32 control 
schools). Research on educational issues of regional importance--such 
as the teaching of a growing population in the Southeast region, 
English Language Learners--is a key component of the REL-SE's contract 
with the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education 
Sciences. The study utilizes predominantly extant data (student 
assessment data collected by LEAs and school personnel data collected 
by the state department of education) but includes a brief Teacher 
Survey and classroom observations in the Spring of 2009, with a total 
of 640 respondents on the survey (and 640 teachers' classrooms 
    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 3401. 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. E7-12842 Filed 7-2-07; 8:45 am]