FR Doc 2010-1486[Federal Register: January 26, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 16)]
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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 
March 29, 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: January 21, 2010.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Conversion Magnet Schools Evaluation Revision.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 50.
Burden Hours: 187.

    Abstract: The Conversion Magnet Schools Evaluation is being 
conducted to determine if effort to turn around low-performing schools 
through converting to a Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) 
supported magnet schools are associated with improved student 
achievement and the reduction in minority group isolation. The 
Institute of Education Sciences, in collaboration with the Office of 
Innovation and Improvement, initiated the study due to the popularity 
and persistence of magnet programs and the inconclusive research on the 
relationship of these programs to important student outcomes. The study 
will use quasi-experimental designs to explore the relationship between 
magnet programs and student achievement both for ``resident'' students 
who attend magnet schools as their neighborhood schools and, if 
possible, for non-resident students. Data collection includes student 
records data, principal surveys, and project director interviews. The 
U.S. Department of Education has commissioned American Institutes for 
Research to conduct this study. An OMB clearance request that (1) 
described the study design and full data collection activities and (2) 
requested approval for the burden associated with the first three years 
of data collection was approved in 2007. This revision requests 
approval for the last two years of data collection.
    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 4205. 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. 2010-1486 Filed 1-25-10; 8:45 am]