FR Doc E7-18454
[Federal Register: September 19, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 181)]
[Page 53542-53543]
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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 
October 19, 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 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 

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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: September 12, 2007.
Delores J. Barber,
Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Assessment Accommodations for English Language Learners.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 3,667.
    Burden Hours: 397.
    Abstract: This study will examine the effect of a test 
accommodation and its impact on the validity of assessments for English 
language learners (ELLs). Specifically, it will examine the ways in 
which linguistic students' ability to access content (e.g. math) during 
testing. Linguistic modification is theory-based process in which the 
language in test items, directions, and/or response options are 
modified in ways that clarify and simplify the text without simplifying 
or significantly altering the construct tested. By comparing the 
effects of linguistic modification on the performance of ELL students 
with that of English language proficient general education students 
without disabilities (non-ELL/non-SD), this study aims to increase 
understanding of the effects of an accommodation--one that holds 
promise as a means of decreasing the achievement gap between non-ELL/
non-SD and ELL students--on construct validity, differential validity, 
and incremental validity of achievement test scores. While the initial 
phase of this study focuses on instrument refinement and validation, 
the second phase uses experimental design to examine the effectiveness 
of this accommodation for ELLs on tests of mathematics achievement.
    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 
3412. 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. E7-18454 Filed 9-18-07; 8:45 am]