FR Doc E9-14535[Federal Register: June 22, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 118)]
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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 
July 22, 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

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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 
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extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat 
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by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., 
new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) 
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proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of 
collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites 
public comment.

    Dated: June 16, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Clearance Collection Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

    Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development
    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Evaluation of State and Local Implementation of Title III 
Standards, Assessments, and Accountability Systems.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 1,940.
    Burden Hours: 1,600.

    Abstract: The study will serve to update state-level information 
about Title III implementation and will also provide an important 
opportunity to go beyond the mechanics of implementation to answer a 
series of key evaluation questions that will deepen understanding of 
the extent to which Title III is achieving its underlying goals. The 
study has four interrelated objectives: (1) To describe the progress in 
implementation of Title III provisions, and variation in implementation 
across states; (2) To examine how localities are implementing their 
programs for limited English proficient (LEP) students and how these 
relate to state policies and contexts; (3) To determine how LEP 
students are faring in the development of their English language 
proficiency (ELP) and mastery of academic content; and (4) To maintain 
a focus on the

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diversity among LEP students--for example, in their concentrations, 
languages, ages, length of residence in the U.S.--and the educational 
implications of this diversity. Data will be collected through a 
thorough review of standards and assessments; a complete set of 
interviews of state Title III and assessment directors; a nationally 
representative survey of districts receiving Title III funds; in depth 
case studies in 5 states, including 2 districts within each state; and 
analyses of student achievement data. Respondents will include 51 state 
Title III directors, 1,300 District Title III administrators, 96 other 
district administrators, 192 elementary and secondary school principals 
and resource staff, 192 elementary and secondary teachers, and 96 
parent liaisons. The study will produce several policy-relevant reports 
and presentations including briefings, evaluation briefs, fact sheets, 
reports, and nontechnical executive summaries that will provide 
policymakers, educators, media, researchers, and the public with a 
comprehensive view of state and local implementation of Title III 
across the nation as of 2009-10.
    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 
3992. 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.

[FR Doc. E9-14535 Filed 6-19-09; 8:45 am]