FR Doc 2011-4254[Federal Register: February 25, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 38)]
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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment request.


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 26, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically

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mailed to 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 

    Dated: February 22, 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: Conversion Magnet Schools Evaluation Revision
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0832.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 20.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 280.
    Abstract: The Conversion Magnet Schools Evaluation is being 
conducted to determine if efforts to turn around low-performing schools 
through converting to a Magnet Schools Assistance Program supported 
magnet school are associated with improved student achievement and the 
reduction in minority group isolation. The Institute of Education 
Sciences, in collaboration with the Office of Innovation and 
Improvement, initiated the study due to the popularity and persistence 
of magnet programs and the inconclusive research on the relationship of 
these programs to important student outcomes. The study will use quasi-
experimental designs to explore the relationship between magnet 
programs and student achievement both for ``resident'' students who 
attend magnet schools as their neighborhood schools and, if possible, 
for non-resident students. Data collection includes student records 
data, principal surveys, and project director interviews. The U.S. 
Department of Education has commissioned American Institutes for 
Research to conduct this study.
    An Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance request that (1) 
described the study design and full data collection activities and (2) 
requested approval for the burden associated with the first three years 
of data collection was approved in 2007 (OMB Number 1850-0832 approval 
7/13/07; expiration 7/31/10). In 2010, we requested clearance for the 
burden associated with the fourth and fifth year of data collection 
necessary for the rigorous comparative interrupted time series design 
including student records data collection for the 2009-2010 school year 
(OMB Number 1850-0832 approval 6/14/10; expiration 6/30/13). We are now 
requesting clearance for the burden associated with one additional 
round of student records data collection (student records data from the 
2010-2011 school year) from participating districts due to the later 
than expected implementation of the magnet programs in the 2007 grantee 
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from, 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 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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