FR Doc E8-26819[Federal Register: November 12, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 219)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
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.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 12, 2009.

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: November 5, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Innovation and Improvement

    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Title: Transition to Teaching Evaluation.
    Frequency: Other: At the end of the third year and end of final 
year of the TTT grant.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 135.
Burden Hours: 45.
    Abstract: This is a request for approval to collect information 
from Transition to Teaching (TTT) grantees that will be used to 
describe the extent to which local education agencies that received TTT 
grant funds have met the goals relating to teacher recruitment and 
retention described in their application. TTT grantees are funded for a 
period of five years. Currently, grantees are required by statute to 
submit an interim project evaluation to ED at the end of the third 
project year and a final project evaluation at the project's end. In 
turn, the TTT program is required to prepare and submit to the 
Secretary and to Congress interim and final program evaluations 
containing the results of these grantee project evaluation reports. An 
analysis of these reports has provided some data on grantee activities, 
but the poor quality of some reports and missing or incomplete data in 
others have made it difficult to aggregate data across grantees in 
order to accurately describe to Congress the extent of program 
implementation. This proposed data collection would allow ED to gather 
data on a common set of indicators across grantees to describe program 
implementation, and to investigate the conditions under which projects 
have been successful at recruiting, preparing and retaining highly 
qualified teachers in high-need schools in high-need LEAs.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3908. 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.,

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LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. 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.

[FR Doc. E8-26819 Filed 11-10-08; 8:45 am]

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