FR Doc E9-25609[Federal Register: October 26, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 205)]
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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 
November 25, 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

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: October 20, 2009.
Angela C. Arrington,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

National Institute for Literacy

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Understanding Effective K-3 Reading Programs Based on 
Scientific Reading Research.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; State, Local, or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 87.
Burden Hours: 1,037.

    Abstract: The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) is authorized 
under the No Child Left Behind Act, Public Law 107-110, Part B, Subpart 
1, Section 1207 to ``* * * identify and disseminate information about 
schools, local educational agencies, and State educational agencies 
that have effectively developed and implemented classroom reading 
programs that meet the requirements of this subpart (Reading First) * * 
*'' To carry out this authorized activity, the NIFL is first conducting 
a set of case studies, identifying Schools with Effective Reading 
Programs, to be implemented by a research team from Education 
Development Center, Inc. (EDC). The NIFL then will publish findings 
from the case studies as a report and print and distribute it widely 
among educators and administrators working with children in 
kindergarten through third grades as well as reading researchers. The 
NIFL needs to collect the information proposed in this package to be 
able to describe in reasonable detail the school- and classroom-based 
reading strategies employed by schools with high-performing students. 
The NIFL understands its statutory charge to mean providing information 
that explains what the schools did and how they did it rather than 
general information from sources such as school Web sites. While the 
findings from case studies should not be construed as guidance to 
schools seeking to improve their K-3 students' reading outcomes, the 
information from this study may bring to light detail that contributes 
to deeper understanding of effective reading instruction and informs 
future research on K-3 reading instruction.
    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 
4001. 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. E9-25609 Filed 10-23-09; 8:45 am]