FR Doc 2010-27981[Federal Register: November 5, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 214)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of 
information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its 
information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden 
on the public and helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. The 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 
January 4, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or 
mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537. 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 Federal agencies provide 
interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information 
collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information 
collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the 
information collection. 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: November 1, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title of Collection: Measuring Educational Gain in the National 
Reporting System for Adult Education.
    OMB Control Number: 1830-0567.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 15.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 600.
    Abstract: The Secretary has amended title 34 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations by adding a new part 462 that establish procedures the 
Secretary uses when considering the suitability of tests for use in the 
National Reporting System (NRS) for adult education. The regulations 
further the Department's implementation of section 212 of the Adult 
Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). These regulations also 
include procedures that States and Local eligible providers would 
follow when using suitable tests. The AEFLA makes accountability for 
results a central focus of the law. It sets out performance 
accountability requirements for States and Local programs that measure 
program effectiveness on the basis of student academic achievement and 
other outcomes.
    Educational gain is the key outcome measure in the NRS, which 
describes students' improvement in literacy skills during instruction. 
States are required to have their local programs assessments

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gained by administering standardized pre-post assessments to students, 
following valid administration procedures. The NRS Guidelines allow 
states to select the assessments most appropriate for their state, 
which may be published standardized tests or performance-based 
assessments. If the state uses performance-based assessments, NRS 
guidelines require the assessment to have standardized procedures and 
scoring rubrics that meet accepted psychometric standards.
    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 4422. 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 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-
8339.

[FR Doc. 2010-27981 Filed 11-4-10; 8:45 am]
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