FR Doc 2010-2783
[Federal Register: February 9, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 26)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
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 
March 11, 2010.

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 e-mailed to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov with a cc: to 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov.

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: February 4, 2010.
Sheila Carey,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 
(TIMSS: 11) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 
(PIRLS: 11).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, Local, or Tribal 
Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 8,529.
    Burden Hours: 10,706.

    Abstract: NCES seeks OMB approval to recruit schools for the full-
scale administration of the Trends in International Mathematics and 
Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 and the Progress in International Reading 
Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011, both coordinated by the International 
Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). TIMSS 
is administered every four years in more than 60 countries and provides 
data for internationally benchmarking U.S. performance in mathematics 
and science at the fourth- and eighth-grade levels against other 
countries around the world. PIRLS is administered every five years in 
more than 50 countries and provides assessment data for internationally 
benchmarking U.S. performance in fourth-grade reading. NCES has 
received OMB approval for the international field test for the two 
studies, March 1-April 15, 2010. The full-scale data collection will be 
in April-May 2011. NCES will seek approval for the full-scale 
instruments in the fall of 2010.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
4181. 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

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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.

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