FR Doc 2010-22787
[Federal Register: September 14, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 177)]
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Notice of Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment request.


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 
October 14, 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 with a cc: to Please note that written comments received in 
response to this notice will be considered public records.

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: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (4) 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: September 3, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title of Collection: National Household Education Survey (NHES 
2011/2012) Field Test.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0768.
    Frequency of Responses: Once.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 40,905.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 5,535.
    Abstract: The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) 
collects data directly from households on early childhood care and 
education, children's readiness for school, parent perceptions of 
school safety and discipline, before- and after-school activities of 
school-age children, participation in adult and continuing education, 
parent involvement in education, school choice, homeschooling, and 
civic involvement. NHES surveys have been conducted approximately every 
other year from 1991 through 2007 using random digit dial (RDD) 
sampling and telephone data collection from landline telephones only. 
Each survey collection included the administration of household 
screening questions (screener) and two or three topical surveys. Like 
virtually all RDD surveys, NHES Screener response rates have declined 
(from above 80% in early 1990s to 53% in 2007) and the decline in the 
percentage of households without landline telephones (from 93% in early 
2004 to about 75% in 2009 mostly due to conversion to cellular-only 
coverage) raises issues about population coverage. To address these 
issues, the NHES is transitioning from a Random Digit Dial (RDD) 
interviewer administered study to an Address Based Sample, self-
administered study. A feasibility test of the methodology was conducted 
successfully in 2009. In 2011, the National Center for Education 
Statistics (NCES) will conduct a large scale pilot test to further 
refine the methodology. A number of interventions to improve response 
rates and data quality will be tested in 2011. In 2012, NCES will 
conduct the first full-scale production data collection utilizing the 
new design. The 2011 test and 2012 data collections will utilize the 
Parent and Family Involvement in Education and Early Childhood Program 
Participation modules.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from the Web site at or from the Department's Web site at, by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' 
link and by clicking on link number 4351. 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 or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the 
complete title of the information collection and OMB Control Number 
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-
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