[Federal Register: April 2, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 63)]
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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
May 3, 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.


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    Dated: March 30, 2010.
Stephanie Valentine,
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 efforts to turn around low-performing schools
through converting to a Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP)
supported magnet school 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 (OMB Number 1850-0832 approval
7/13/07; expiration 7/31/10). This revision requests approval for the
last two years of data collection.
    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
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 the Internet address 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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