FR Doc E8-20359[Federal Register: September 3, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 171)]
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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 3, 2008.

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 
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: August 27, 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). The Department 
uses the information derived from the CSPR to: (1) Monitor and report 
its progress in meeting Strategic Plan goals; (2) assess and report 
individual program performance, including GPRA performance measures; 
(3) monitor States' implementation of NCLB and the extent to which 
States are meeting program and accountability goals; (4) to identify 
areas for technical assistance to States and overall program 
improvement; and (5) to inform other reporting and program evaluation 
requirements specific to individual programs and including the 
Secretary's Annual State Report to Congress on No Child Left Behind. 
The current approved CSPR (OMB 1810-0614) will expire on 
October 31, 2010. This submission requests approval to include new or 
substantially revised questions in Sections 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.6 of 
CSPR Part I, and section 2.2 of CSPR Part II. The additions and 
revisions to the CSPR are necessary at this time to: (1) meet new NCLB 
data collection requirements for School Improvement Grants (Section 
1003(a) and 1003(b)) and science

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assessments (1111(b)(3)) implemented in SY 07-08, and (2) more 
accurately reflect the data requirements in 1111(h)(4)(D) and section 
3121(b)(1) for evaluation; and (3) align Title I, Part B student 
performance measures with existing collections.
    Additional Information: During the 60-day public comment period, ED 
received comments on the new and/or substantially revised items added 
to the CSPR for SY 2007-08 from 9 States. Public comments and ED's 
responses are detailed in a supplemental document to the SY 2007-08 
CSPR currently pending approval from OMB. In addition, during the 60-
day comment period, 15 States submitted comments in response to a 
focused question intended to help the Department determine the 
viability of moving any or all of the CSPR questions, which were 
initially prepopulated in 2006-07 to exclusive population by EDFacts 
for 2007-08 or 2008-09. Based on the responses to the focused question, 
along with ED's review of SEA transition agreements, ED has determined 
that it will not move any additional items to full population from 
EDFacts for the CSPR SY 2007-08 collection. ED will work with the 
States over the next several months to determine which items will be 
fully populated by EDFacts for the SY 2008-09 and subsequent CSPR 
collections. The SY 2007-08 CSPR & EDFacts Cross-walk, linking EDFacts 
data files to CSPR questions is included in the CSPR clearance package. 
Technical Amendments for SY 08-09 EDFacts Data Set related to the new 
CSPR questions in Section 1.4.8 on School Improvement Status also are 
included in the CSPR SY 2007-08 clearance documents.
    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 
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.
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