FR Doc 2010-4162
[Federal Register: March 1, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 39)]
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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 
April 30, 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: February 24, 2010.
Sheila Carey,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title: Impact Study: Lessons in Character Program.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, Local, or Tribal 
Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 34,906.
Burden Hours: 15,460.

    Abstract: This OMB package requests clearance for data collection 
instruments to be used in a four-year evaluation of Lessons in 
Character (LIC) program. This study is based on an experimental design 
that utilizes the random assignment. LIC is an English Language Arts 
(ELA)-based character education curriculum that is expected to have 
positive impacts on student academic performance, attendance, school 
motivation, and endorsement of universal values consistent with 
character education. The evaluation will be conducted by REL West, one 
of the National Regional Education Laboratories administered by the 
Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. 
Evaluation measures include student archived data (e.g., state mandated 
standardized test scores); follow-up surveys for students; teacher and 
parent rating/observation on various student aspects (e.g., student 
social skills); baseline and follow-up surveys for teachers; and 
teacher/administrator interviews. Baseline data collection will take 
place in 2007; follow-up data collection will take place in 2008, 2009, 
and 2010.
    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 4220. 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 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. 2010-4162 Filed 2-26-10; 8:45 am]
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