FR Doc E9-21699[Federal Register: September 10, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 174)]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
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 
November 9, 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 Director, Information Collection 
Clearance Division, 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: September 3, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Annual Performance Report for Reading First.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit; State, local, or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 54.
Burden Hours: 810.

    Abstract: Section 1202 of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act describes information to be included in the annual performance 
report required of Reading First grantees. Submission of the annual 
performance report (APR) via the data collection site has been taking 
place since 2004 and will continue to occur between October 15 and 
November 30 of each year. If APR data submitted during this time frame 
are incomplete or inaccurate or if re-submission of data is requested 
by State education agencies (SEAs), additional data collection may 
occur at other times throughout the year. The Government Performance 
Results Act (GPRA) report provides national-level achievement data for 
all comprehension and fluency outcome measures for each year of program 
implementation. The national-level information includes an average of 
the percentage of proficient students in SEAs administering the Dynamic 
Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Oral Reading Fluency 

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and the number of SEAs showing improvement in proficiency rates on each 
SEA's comprehension measure from the previous year to the current year. 
All schools are included in the GPRA report, regardless of when schools 
began implementation of the Reading First program.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 4124. 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.

[FR Doc. E9-21699 Filed 9-9-09; 8:45 am]