FR Doc 2011-613[Federal Register: January 13, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 9)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
National Assessment Governing Board: Proposed Information 
Collection

AGENCY: National Assessment Governing Board, Education.

ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Assessment Governing 
Board is publishing the following summary of a proposed information 
collection for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send 
comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this 
collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) 
The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for 
the proper performance of the Agency's function; (2) the accuracy of 
the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; (4) ways to minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology; and (5) estimates of capital or start-up costs 
and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to 
provide information.
    Type of Information Collection Request: New information collection.
    Title of Information Collection: Evaluating Student Need for 
Developmental or Remedial Courses at Postsecondary Education 
Institutions

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(formerly titled Survey of Placement Tests and Cut-Scores in Higher 
Education Institutions).
    Use: The congressionally authorized National Assessment of 
Educational Progress (NAEP) reports to the public on the achievement of 
students at grades 4, 8, and 12 in core subjects. The National 
Assessment Governing Board oversees and sets policy for NAEP. NAEP and 
the Governing Board are authorized under the National Assessment of 
Educational Progress Authorization Act (Pub. L. 107-279).
    Among the Board's responsibilities is ``to improve the form, 
content, use, and reporting of [NAEP results].'' Toward this end, the 
Governing Board plans to enable NAEP at the 12th grade to report on the 
academic preparedness of 12th grade students in reading and mathematics 
for entry level college credit coursework.
    The Governing Board has planned a program of research studies to 
support the validity of statements about 12th grade student 
preparedness that would be made in NAEP reports, beginning with the 
2009 assessments in 12th grade reading and mathematics. Among the 
studies planned is a survey of 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher 
education about the tests and test scores used to place students into 
entry level college credit coursework leading to a degree and into non-
credit remedial or developmental programs in reading and/or 
mathematics. The data resulting from this survey will be used to help 
develop valid statements that can be made about the preparedness of 
12th grade students in NAEP reports.
    Frequency: One operational study: one time only; Affected Public: 
State, Local or Tribal Governments (2-year and 4-year public higher 
education institutions); Private Sector For-Profit and Not-For-Profit 
Institutions (2-year and 4-year private higher education institutions);
    Number of Respondents: 1,700; Total Annual Responses: 1,700; Total 
Annual Hours: 975.
    To obtain copies of the proposed survey and/or supporting statement 
for the proposed paperwork collection referenced above, e-mail your 
request, including your address and phone number, to Ray.Fields@ed.gov 
or call 202-357-0395.
    To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the 
proposed information collection must be received by the OMB desk 
officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on February 14, 
2011: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: 
Education Desk Officer, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, Fax Number: (202) 395-6974.

    Dated: January 10, 2011.
Ray Fields,
Authorized Agency Paperwork Contact, National Assessment Governing 
Board.
[FR Doc. 2011-613 Filed 1-12-11; 8:45 am]
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