FR Doc E9-28819[Federal Register: December 2, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 230)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting 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 
February 1, 2010.

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 Acting 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: November 25, 2009.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.
    Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program: Annual 
Performance Report.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 600.
     Burden Hours: 8,400.
    Abstract: Sections 2201-2203 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act describe information to be included in the annual 
performance report required of the Mathematics and Science Partnerships 
Grant program. Submission of the annual performance report (APR) via 
the data collection site has taken place since 2006 and will continue 
to occur between October 30 and November 30 of each year. If APR data 
submitted during this time frame are incomplete or inaccurate and/or if 
re-submission of data is requested by the 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: (1) The percentage of 
MSP teachers who significantly increase their content knowledge, as 
reflected in project-level pre- and post-assessments; (2) the 
percentage of students in classrooms of MSP teachers who score at the 
basic level or above in State assessments of mathematics or science; 
(3) the percentage of students in classrooms of MSP teachers who score 
at the proficient level or above in State assessments of mathematics or 
science measures. The national-level information includes an average of 
the percentage of proficient students in SEAs administering annual 
state performance examinations from the previous year to the current 
year. All projects are included in the GPRA report, regardless of when 
the project began implementation of their MSP grant.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 4178. When 
you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should

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be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to 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. E9-28819 Filed 12-1-09; 8:45 am]

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