Federal Register, Volume 76 Issue 41 (Wednesday, March 2, 2011)
[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 2, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11433-11434]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4621] 

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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 
May 2, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity

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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: February 24, 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: Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS 2011/12) 
Full Scale Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0598.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Once.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government, State 
Educational Agenices or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 215,553.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 91,226.
    Abstract: The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) is an in-depth, 
nationally-representative survey of first through twelfth grade public 
and private school teachers, principals, schools, library media 
centers, and school districts. Kindergarten teachers in schools with at 
least a first grade are also surveyed. For traditional public school 
districts, principals, schools, teachers and school libraries, the 
survey estimates are State-representative. For public charter schools, 
principals, teachers, and school libraries, the survey estimates are 
nationally-representative. For private school principals, schools, and 
teachers, the survey estimates are representative of private school 
types. There are two additional components within SASS's 4-year data 
collection cycle: the Teacher Follow-up Survey and the Principal 

Follow-up Survey, which are conducted a year after the SASS main 
collection, and the approval for which will be sought at a later date. 
SASS respondents include public and private school principals, 
teachers, and school and school district staff. Topics covered include, 
but are not limited to, demographic characteristics of teachers and 
principals, school staffing, school programs and services, school 
library staffing, school library usage, teacher professional 
development, district policies on teacher recruitment and retention, 
and teacher certification. This submission for SASS 2011/12 requests 
Office of Management and Budget approval for full-scale data collection 
activities to take place during school year 2011-12. These data 
collection activities include administering the teacher listing form 
for teacher sampling, and collection of all survey questionnaires for 
districts, schools, principals, teachers, and school libraries.
    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.

[FR Doc. 2011-4621 Filed 3-1-11; 8:45 am]
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