FR Doc E9-27409[Federal Register: November 16, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 219)]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
Regulatory Information Management

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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 
December 16, 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: November 9, 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: Businesses or other for-profit; State, Local, or 
Tribal Gov't.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 54.
Burden Hours: 810.

    Abstract: Section 1202 of the Elementary and Secondary 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 timeframe 
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 
and 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 measure 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 
    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 
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 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. E9-27409 Filed 11-13-09; 8:45 am]