FR Doc E9-797[Federal Register: January 15, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 10)]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division,
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
February 17, 2009.

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, New
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-

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: January 12, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services,
Office of Management.

Office of Innovation and Improvement

    Type of Review: New.
    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: 45.
     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 information collection submission for
OMB review may be accessed from, 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.,
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically
mailed to the Internet address 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
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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