FR Doc 2010-255[Federal Register: January 11, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 6)]
[Page 1359-1360]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Acting 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 
February 10, 2010.

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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 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.

    Dated: January 6, 2010.
James Hyler,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) 2011-13 
System Clearance.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 1,206,567.
    Burden Hours: 325,583.
    Abstract: NCES is requesting a 3 year generic system clearance for 
the NAEP assessments (OMB 1850-0790) to be administered in the 
2011-2013 timeframe. The primary reason for the system clearance 
request is that it enables NAEP to meet its large and complex 
assessment reporting schedules and deliverables through a more 
efficient clearance process. NAEP is a federally authorized survey of 
student achievement at grades 4, 8, and 12 in various subject areas, 
such as mathematics, reading, writing, science, U.S. history, civics, 
geography, economics, and the arts. The No Child Left Behind Act of 
2001 (NCLB) requires the assessment to collect data on specified 
student groups and to provide representative sample data on student 
achievement for the nation, the states, and subpopulations of students 
as well as to monitor progress over time. The nature of NAEP is that 
burden alternates from a relatively low burden in national-level 
administration years to a substantial burden increase in state-level 
administration years when the sample has to allow for estimates for 
states and some large urban districts. The 2011-2013 NAEP cycle will 
include increased participation of students with disabilities and 
English Language Learners. For 2011, there is a slight decrease in the 
number of burden hours from the previous system clearance, national-
level administration will be conducted in 2012 involving a large 
reduction in burden, and a state-level administration will be conducted 
in 2013 involving a large increase in burden hours.
    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 
4168. 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.

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