FR Doc 2011-7229[Federal Register: March 28, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 59)]
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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 27, 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 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: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study 
Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) Fall First Grade Data 
Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0750.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 106,042.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 29,318.
    Abstract: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten 
Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) is a survey that focuses on children's 
early school experiences beginning with kindergarten and continuing 
through the fifth grade. It includes interviews with parents, teachers, 
school administrators, and non-parental care providers, as well as 
direct child assessments. This submission updates the active record for 
ECLS-K:2011 and seeks clearance for (1) recruitment materials and 
burden of recruitment for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 first grade 
data collections to (i) contact schools, school staff, and parents to 
remind them of the next waves of the ECLS-K 2011 study and (ii) recruit 
new schools to which ECLS-K 2011 kindergarteners have transferred; (2) 
track students for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 first grade data 
collections and the Spring 2013 and the optional Fall 2012 second grade 
data collections; and (3) conduct the Fall 2011 first grade national 
data collection. The National Center for Educational Statistics will 
use the recruitment materials already cleared for the kindergarten 
collection on 3/20/09, only updating them for the first grade 
collections, as well as the tracking methods described in the cleared 
Kindergarten package. Similarly, the instruments for the Fall 2011 
first grade collection have been updated from the instruments used in 
the kindergarten 2010 round as well as the ECLS-K (1998-99) Fall first 
grade collection so as to assure that the items are grade-appropriate 
and capture information on summer learning.

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    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 4525. 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.

[FR Doc. 2011-7229 Filed 3-25-11; 8:45 am]
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