FR Doc 2010-30131
[Federal Register: November 30, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 229)]
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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 30, 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: November 23, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
 Director Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title of Collection: Integrated Evaluation of ARRA Funding, 
Implementation and Outcomes, Recruitment Package.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-NEW.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Once.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government, State 
Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,551.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,509.
    Abstract: On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law (Pub. L. 111-5). ARRA 
supports investments in innovative strategies that are intended to lead 
to improved results for students, long-term gains in school and local 
education agency (LEA) capacity for success, and increased productivity 
and effectiveness.
    This evaluation will focus on answering four sets of policy/
research questions:
     To what extent did ARRA funds go to the intended 
     Is ARRA associated with the implementation of the key 
reform strategies it promoted?
     What implementation supports and challenges are associated 
with ARRA?
     Is ARRA associated with improved outcomes?
    The integrated evaluation will draw on existing data, including ED 
data collections, ED ARRA program files, ARRA required reporting, and 
databases of achievement and other outcomes. The evaluation will also 
collect new information through surveys of (1) the 50 states and the 
District of Columbia, (2) a nationally representative sample of school 
districts, and (3) a nationally representative sample of schools within 
the sampled school districts. Surveys are planned for spring 2011, 
spring 2012, and spring 2013. Subsamples of school districts will also 
be drawn to receive a smaller set of questions (polls); these polls 
will be administered twice between 2011 and 2013.
    A report will be prepared in the first year of the evaluation to 
describe the distribution of funding. A report and state tabulations 
will be prepared after each annual survey. The first report, based on 
the 2011 surveys, will focus on early ARRA implementation and 
strategies. The second report, based on the 2012 surveys, will expand 
upon strategies implemented under ARRA. The final report will draw upon 
existing data on outcomes as well as data from the 2013 surveys.
    This collection is for the recruitment phase of the evaluation.
    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 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 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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