FR Doc E9-13498[Federal Register: June 9, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 109)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


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
July 9, 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, be faxed to (202) 395-
5806 or send e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.

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
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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: June 4, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services,
Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: National Household Education Survey (NHES): 2009 Pilot Test.
    Frequency: Once.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

    Responses: 9,994.
    Burden Hours: 1,360.

    Abstract: The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES)
collects data directly from households on early childhood care and
education, children's readiness for school, parent perceptions of
school safety and discipline, before- and after-school activities of
school-age children, participation in adult and continuing education,
parent involvement in education, school choice, homeschooling, and
civic involvement. NHES surveys have been conducted approximately every
other year from 1991 through 2007 using random digit dial (RDD)
sampling and telephone data collection from landline telephones only.
Each survey collection included the administration of household
screening questions (Screener) and two or three topical surveys. Like
virtually all RDD surveys, NHES Screener response rates have declined
(from about 80% in early 1990s to 53% in 2007) and the decline in the
percentage of households without landline telephones (from about 93% in
early 2004 to about 80% in the first half of 2008; mostly due to
conversion to cellular-only coverage) raises issues about population
coverage. While studies examining possible biases in the NHES survey
estimates have not identified nonresponse bias, some indications of
possible coverage bias were detected in a special bias study conducted
in 2007. As a result, NCES is redesigning the NHES program to develop
and assess approaches to collecting data with improved response and
population coverage. The Pilot Test will be conducted in the fall of
2009 to examine proposed methods on a smaller and more economical scale
prior to a large-scale Field Test planned for 2011. The NHES: 2009
Pilot Test will use a reduced sample (approximately 10% of the
anticipated 2011 Field Test sample size) and involve screening of
approximately 11,800 households to identify those with eligible
children and youth. Parents or guardians of sampled children will be
ECPP), and the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey (PFI).
The PFI Survey has been divided into two questionnaire forms for ease
of self-administration: one focuses on children enrolled in school for
kindergarten through 12th grade and one focuses on children who are
homeschooled.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number
3997. 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 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. E9-13498 Filed 6-8-09; 8:45 am]

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