[Federal Register: July 13, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 134)]
[Page 38571-38572]
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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 Management 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 
August 13, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, 
Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit responses 
electronically by e-mail to: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or via fax to 
(202) 395-6974. Commenters should include the following subject line in 
their response ``Comment: [insert OMB number], [insert abbreviated 
collection name, e.g., ``Upward Bound Evaluation'']. Persons submitting 
comments electronically should not submit paper copies.

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.

    Dated: July 10, 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: 1,210.
     Burden Hours: 1,230.
    Abstract: This request is for OMB approval of revised data 
collection associated with the Longitudinal Assessment of the 
Comprehensive School Reform Program Implementation and Outcomes 
(LACIO). Sec. 1606 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
(ESEA), as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act (Pub. L. 107 
110) mandates activities to be conducted by K 12 schools across the 
country under ``comprehensive school reform,'' and Sec. 1607 mandates 
the National Evaluation. This request for the revision of OMB approval 
reflects a changed focus of the LACIO to address two concerns: (1) The 
extent to which the federal funds actually played the anticipated 
catalytic role and schools continue reform after CSR funding ended; and 
(2) the lessons from CSR that can be applied to school actions to 
successfully stimulate improved student achievement. This modification 
enables the Department of Education to respond to the changing policy 
environment and the need for information related to how high-poverty, 
low-achieving schools improve and sustain student outcomes. Under the 
modification, the contractor will conduct a study of the policies and 
processes implemented in schools that have turned around (failing 
schools that have improved their student performance dramatically), 
comparing these successful schools with those that are less successful, 
and examining the extent to which components in the Turnaround Evidence 
Review by Public Impact for the Center on Innovation and Improvement 
(CII) are apparent in successfully reforming schools. In addition, the 
contractor augmented the framework, adding attention to staff capacity 
and development, distributed leadership, external assistance, and

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characteristics of effective schools. The study will place less 
emphasis on discrete programs and more on the processes--at the 
district and school level--and outcomes of reform under NCLB, thereby, 
enabling the Department to provide other low-performing schools with 
information about how to improve. Furthermore, this study will gather 
new data from districts and schools to determine what strategies and 
practices are implemented in improved schools. The contractor will 
collect the new data through document review and site visits. The 
contractor will carry out the work described in this modification, 
culminating in a final report due October 27, 2008.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from: http://edicsweb.ed.gov, 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: ICDocketMgr@ed.gov., 
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: ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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