FR Doc E7-24798
[Federal Register: December 21, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 245)]
[Page 72682-72683]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 
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 
January 22, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
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their response ``Comment: [insert OMB number], [insert abbreviated 
collection name, e.g., ``Upward Bound Evaluation'']. Persons submitting 
comments electronically should not submit paper copies.

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    Dated: December 17, 2007.
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Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Understanding Science Professional Development and the 
Science Achievement of English Learners.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public:
    Individuals or household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 3,516.
    Burden Hours: 673.
    Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate how to 
prepare middle-school teachers to improve all students' physical 
science content knowledge, including that of low-performing students 
and English learners (ELs). Using a cluster-randomized experimental 
design, the research will test the effectiveness of WestEd's 
Understanding Science model of professional development, an approach 
that incorporates science content, analysis of student work and 
thinking, and critical analysis of issues related to teaching that 
content to students. The professional development course sessions focus 
on science concepts both in the context of structured investigations 
and in narrative cases of teaching practice drawn from actual classroom 
episodes involving those concepts. This model will be evaluated by 
comparing it with a control condition that provides no additional 
science professional development beyond that already received in each 
school. The experiment will evaluate the value added for grade 8 
teachers in California who take an Understanding Science course in 
addition to whatever science professional development they ordinarily 
receive. The ultimate outcome of interest is the impact of the 
professional development on students' science achievement. To provide a 
basis for explaining the results, impacts will also be studied on 
teachers' science content knowledge, and a descriptive study will 
examine selected aspects of their classroom science instructional 
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 [FR Doc. E7-24798 Filed 12-20-07; 8:45 am]