[Federal Register: July 7, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 129)]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The 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 (Pub. L. 104-13).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 6, 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 

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. The 
OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Dated: July 1, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Educational Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title of Collection: Common Core of Data--Teacher Compensation 
Survey (TCS): 2010-2013.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government, Secondary 
Educational Agencies (SEAs) or Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 31.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 2,666.
    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 state education agencies (SEAs). 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, gender, and 
pupil/teacher ratio. NCES will continue to request data from more SEAs 
and to make the data more comparable across them. It is anticipated 
that an average of 31 SEAs per year will volunteer to participate in 
the TCS between 2010 and 2013 (up to thirty-five states in 2013).
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from the RegInfo.gov Web site at 
http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or from the Department's Web site 
at http://edicsweb.ed.gov, 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 the Internet address 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the 
complete title and OMB Control Number of the information collection 
when making your request.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-

[FR Doc. 2010-16474 Filed 7-6-10; 8:45 am]