FR Doc 2010-10712
[Federal Register: May 6, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 87)]
[Page 24934]
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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 
July 6, 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: May 3, 2010.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Common Core of Data--Teacher Compensation Survey (TCS): 
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 30.
    Burden Hours: 2,580.

    Abstract: National data on teachers are limited to periodic sample 
surveys or to simple counts at the district or school level. In 
response to the need for individual teacher-level data, the National 
Center for Education Statistics (NCES) developed the Teacher 
Compensation Survey (TCS), an administrative records survey that 
collects total compensation, teacher status, and demographic data about 
individual teachers from multiple states. In 2007, NCES launched the 
pilot TCS data collection, with seven states volunteering to provide 
administrative records for school year (SY) 2005-06. In the second year 
of the data collection, the TCS expanded to 17 states reporting SY 
2006-07 data. The information collected from these records included 
base salary, total salary, benefits, highest level of education, years 
of teaching experience, gender, and race/ethnicity for each teacher. 
The TCS file can be merged with the Common Core of Data (CCD) Public 
Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey file to obtain such school 
information as school type, operational status, locale code, number of 
students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, student enrollment 
by grade, race/ethnicity, and gender, and pupil/teacher ratio. NCES 
will continue to request data from more states and to make the data 
more comparable across states. It is anticipated that up to thirty-five 
states will volunteer to participate in the TCS from 2010 to 2013.
    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 4288. 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. 2010-10712 Filed 5-5-10; 8:45 am]