FR Doc 2011-2379[Federal Register: February 3, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 23)]
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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 
April 4, 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: January 31, 2011.
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: National Title I Study of Implementation and 
Outcomes: Early Childhood Language Development.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0871.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Once.

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    Affected Public: Individuals and households; not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational 
Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 22,760.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 8,725.
    Abstract: The study is being conducted as part of the National 
Assessment of Title I, mandated by Title I, Part E, Section 1501 of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The study is designed to 
identify school programs and instructional practices associated with 
improved language development, background knowledge, and comprehension 
outcomes for children in prekindergarten through third grade. Analyses 
will estimate the associations between instructional programs and 
practices and student outcomes to inform future rigorous evaluation of 
strategies to improve language and comprehension outcomes for at-risk 
children in these early years of school. We will identify 10 locations 
for the study, including 7-8 of the largest urban school districts and 
2-3 States with large Title I populations. Within each of the 10 
locations, we will select 5 high-performing and 5 low-performing 
schools. Within each school, we will randomly sample an average of 
three classrooms per grade. Within each classroom, we will randomly 
sample 8 students. Students will be assessed in fall and spring. 
Principals, teachers, and parents will be surveyed once, and students' 
classrooms will be observed twice in the fall and twice in the spring. 
Information from students' school records will be extracted at the end 
of the school year.
    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 Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
8339.

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