[Federal Register: November 8, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 215)]
[Page 68606-68607]
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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 
December 8, 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 emailed to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov with a cc: to 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 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: November 3, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title of Collection: Trends in International Mathematics and 

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Study (TIMSS:11) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 
(PIRLS:11) Full-Scale Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0645.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or household; State, Local, or Tribal 
Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 78,651.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 68,721.
    Abstract: The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 
(TIMSS) 2011 and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 
(PIRLS) 2011 are coordinated by the International Association for the 
Evaluation of Educational Achievement. TIMSS is administered every four 
years in more than 60 countries and provides data for internationally 
benchmarking U.S. performance in mathematics and science at the fourth- 
and eighth-grade levels against other countries around the world. PIRLS 
is administered every five years in more than 50 countries and provides 
assessment data for internationally benchmarking U.S. performance in 
fourth-grade reading. The National Center for Education Statistics 
(NCES) conducted the international TIMSS and PIRLS field test in spring 
2010 and received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for 
full-scale school recruitment for the two studies (OMB  1850-
0645 v.6). In this submission, NCES seeks OMB approval to conduct TIMSS 
and PIRLS 2011 full-scale data collection in the United States in 
April-May 2011.
    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 4267. 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 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-

[FR Doc. 2010-28142 Filed 11-5-10; 8:45 am]