FR Doc 2011-502[Federal Register: January 12, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 8)]
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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 
February 11, 2011.

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: January 6, 2011.
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: State, Local, or Tribal Government, State 
Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 15.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 600.
    Abstract: Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations part 462 
establish procedures that 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

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effectiveness on the basis of student academic achievement and other 
    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 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 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 4441. 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-

[FR Doc. 2011-502 Filed 1-11-11; 8:45 am]