FR Doc E8-13195[Federal Register: June 12, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 114)]
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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 
August 11, 2008.

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 6, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Consolidated State Performance Report (Part I and Part II).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 53.
    Burden Hours: 29,707.
    Abstract: The Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR) is the 
required annual reporting tool for each State, Bureau of Indian 
Education, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico as authorized under 
Section 9303 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as 
amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
    Additional Information:
    Focused Question for Public Comment: EDFacts Data Linkages for 
Prepopulation of CSPR.
    The SY 2006-07 CSPR contained questions that were ``Initially Pre-
populated from EDFacts.'' The ``Initial Prepopulation'' strategy 
allowed CSPR coordinators the flexibility to use either the data 
submitted through EDFacts or an alternative data source to respond to 
questions on the CSPR. An unintended consequence of this strategy was 
that states could provide the Department two different answers to the 
same question, one answer provided through EDFacts and a different 
response submitted by the state's CSPR coordinator.
    It is ED's intention and desire to move as many of those questions, 
which were ``Initially prepopulated'' in 2006-07 to full utilization of 
EDFacts Submissions for 2007-08. As a result, CSPR coordinators will 
only be able to amend responses to their state's CSPR by working with 
their EDFacts coordinator to resubmit a file through EDFacts. The 
Department plans to move cautiously towards this new strategy by 
carefully reviewing each state's EdFacts transition agreement to ensure 
that all states will continue to have the capacity to submit their CSPR 
to the Department in a timely manner and with complete and accurate 
    Since the Transition Agreements covering data on the 2007-08 school 
year have not been finalized, the Department has not had the 
opportunity to determine which questions on the 2007-08 CSPR will be 
exclusively pre-populated by data submitted through EDFacts.
    In order to not delay the publication of the SY 2007-08 CSPR for 
public comment, we have set questions, which were initially 
prepopulated in 2006-07 back to ``Manual Entry'' for this 2007-08 CSPR 
    The Department is soliciting public comment from the states on the 
viability of moving any or all of the following questions, which were 
initially pre-populated in 2006-07 to exclusive pre-population for 
2007-08 or 2008-09.
    Questions on the 2007-08 CSPR which were ``Initially Prepopulated 
from EDFacts'' in 2006-07 are listed below:

        Question No.                          Descriptor
1.3.1.......................  Student Achievement in Mathematics.
1.3.2.......................  Student Achievement in Reading Language
1.4.3.......................  Accountability of Districts That Received
                               Title I Funds.  Public School Choice--Students.  Funds Spent on Public School Choice.  Supplemental Educational Services--
                               Students.  Funds Spent on Supplemental Educational
                               Services.  Immigrant Students.
1.8.1.......................  Graduation Rates.  Homeless Children and Youths Served by
                               McKinney-Vento Subgrants.  Subpopulations of Homeless Students
                               Served.  Reading Assessment.  Mathematics Assessment.
1.10.1......................  Category 1 Child Count.
1.10.2......................  Category 2 Child Count.  Eligible Migrant Children.  Priority for Services.  Limited English Proficient.  Children with Disabilities (IDEA).  Dropouts.  Reading/Language Arts Participation.  MEP Students Served During the Regular
                               School Year.

[[Page 33416]]  Priority for Services--During the Regular
                               School Year.  MEP Participation--Program Year.  Schools and Enrollment.  Schools Where MEP Funds Were Consolidated
                               in Schoolwide Programs.  MEP Staff.  Students Served--Subpart 1.  Academic Performance in Reading--Subpart
                               1.  Academic Performance in Mathematics--
                               Subpart 1.  Academic Performance in Reading--Subpart
                               2.  Academic Performance in Mathematics--
                               Subpart 2.  State Definitions.  Out-of-School Suspensions for Violent
                               Incident Without Physical Injury.  Out-of-School Expulsions for Violent
                               Incident Without Physical Injury.  Out-of-School Suspensions for Violent
                               Incident with Physical Injury.  Out-of-School Expulsions for Violent
                               Incident with Physical Injury.  Out-of-School Suspensions for Weapons
                               Possession.  Out-of-School Expulsions for Weapons
                               Possession.  Out-of-School Suspensions for Alcohol-
                               Related Incidents.  Out-of-School Expulsions for Alcohol-
                               Related Incidents.  Out-of-School Suspensions for Illicit Drug-
                               Related Incidents.  Out-of-School Expulsions for Illicit Drug-
                               Related Incidents.

    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 3718. 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., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify 
the complete title of the information collection when making your 
    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. E8-13195 Filed 6-11-08; 8:45 am]