FR Doc 2011-5548[Federal Register: March 10, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 47)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Notice of Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment request.

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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 
April 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 oira_submission@omb.eop.gov with a cc: to 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 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: March 2, 2011.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title of Collection: Impact Evaluation of Race to the Top (RTT) and 
School Improvement Grants (SIG).
    OMB Control Number: Pending.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Once.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government, State 
Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,180.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 4,673.
    Abstract: This Office of Management and Budget (OMB) package 
requests clearance for activities to recruit 50 States and the District 
of Columbia, and up to 825 schools across an estimated 170 districts 
for inclusion in an evaluation of Race to the Top (RTT) and School 
Improvement Grants (SIG). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 
contained substantial funding for systemic education reform. This 
included $4.35 billion in RTT grants, which were awarded to 11 States 
and the District of Columbia based both on their education reform plans 
and their past success in creating the conditions for reform, and $3 
billion in additional funding for SIG, which is aimed at implementing 
one of four school turnaround models (STMs) in the lowest-performing 
schools. The evaluation is designed to (1) study the implementation of 
RTT and SIG; (2) analyze the impact of SIG-funded STMs

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on student outcomes using a regression discontinuity design; (3) 
analyze the impact of receipt of RTT funds on student outcomes using an 
interrupted time series design; and (4) investigate the relationship 
between STM turnaround models (and strategies within those models) and 
student outcomes in low-performing schools. No data are being collected 
or analyzed as part of recruitment activities. A second OMB submission 
will request clearance for the evaluation's data collection, analysis, 
and reporting activities. This future package will include data 
collection forms, and burden estimates of the number of respondents and 
hours of response time.
        Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from the RegInfo.gov Web site at 
http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or from the Department's Web site 
at http://edicsweb.ed.gov, 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 
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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