FR Doc 2010-31503[Federal Register: December 15, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 240)]
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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 
February 14, 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: December 10, 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: Impact Evaluation of Race to the Top (RTT) and 
School Improvement Grants (SIG).
    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, Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 591.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,083.
    Abstract: This Office of Management and Budget (OMB) package 
requests clearance for activities to recruit 50 states and the District 
of Columbia, and up to 825 schools across an estimated 170 districts 
for inclusion in an evaluation of Race to the Top (RTT) and School 
Improvement Grants (SIG). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 
contained substantial funding for systemic education reform. This 
included $4.35 billion in RTT grants, which were awarded to 11 states 
and the District of Columbia based both on their education reform plans 
and their past success in creating the conditions for reform, and $3 
billion in additional funding for SIG, which is aimed at implementing 
one of four school turnaround models (STMs) in the lowest-performing 
schools. The evaluation is designed to (1) study the implementation of 
RTT and SIG; (2) analyze the impact of SIG-funded STMs on student 
outcomes using a regression discontinuity design; (3) analyze the 
impact of receipt of RTT funds on student outcomes using an interrupted 
time series design; and (4) investigate the relationship between STM 
turnaround models (and strategies within those models) and student 
outcomes in low-performing schools. No data are being collected or 
analyzed as part of recruitment activities. A second OMB submission 
will request clearance for the evaluation's data collection, analysis, 
and reporting activities. This future package will include data 
collection forms, and burden estimates of the number of respondents and 
hours of response time.
    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 4454. 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

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