Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)
OMB No.: Revision of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 0970-0151)
Description: The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is requesting comments on plans to extend the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). This study is being conducted under contract with Westat, Inc. (with Ellsworth Associates and the CDM Group as their subcontractors) (#105-96-1912) to collect information on Head Start performance measures. This revision is intended to extend the current design to a national probability sample of 43 additional Head Start programs in order to ascertain what progress has been made since 1997 in meeting Head Start program performance goals.
FACES currently involves seven phases of data collection. The first phase was a Spring 1997 Field test in which approximately 2400 parents and children were studied in a nationally stratified random sample of 40 Head Start programs. The second and third phases occurred in Fall 1997 (Wave 1) and Spring 1998 (Wave 2) when data were collected on a sample of 3200 children and families in the same 40 programs. Spring 1998 data collection included assessments of both Head Start children completing kindergarten (kindergarten field test) as well as interviews with their parents and ratings by their kindergarten teachers. In the fourth and fifth phases, follow-up continued for a second program year, plus a kindergarten follow-up. The sixth and seventh waves of data collection involve data collection in spring of the first-grade year for both cohorts of children, those completing kindergarten in spring 1999, and those completing kindergarten in spring 2000. The current plan is to extend data collection to a new cohort of 2825 children and Start Printed Page 67374families in a new sample of 43 Head Start programs.
This schedule of data collection is necessitated by the mandates of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-62), which requires that the Head Start Bureau move expeditiously toward development and testing of Head Start Performance Measures, and by the 1994 reauthorization of Head Start (Head Start Act, as amended, May 18, 1994, Section 649 (d)), which requires periodic assessments of Head Start's quality and effectiveness.
Respondents: Federal Government, Individuals or Households, and Not-for-profit institutions.
|Instrument||Number of respondents||Number of responses per respondent||Average burden hours per response||Total burden hours|
|Year 1 (2000):|
|Head Start Parents||2825||1||1.00||2825|
|Head Start Children||2825||1||0.66||1865|
|Head Start Teachers (child ratings)||205||14||0.25||718|
|Year 2 (2001):|
|Head Start Parents||2400||1||0.75||1800|
|Head Start Children||2400||1||0.66||1584|
|Head Start Teachers (child ratings)||205||12||0.25||615|
|Family Services Coordinators||180||1||0.75||135|
|Year 3 (2002):|
|Head Start Parents||850||1||0.75||638|
|Head Start Children||850||1||0.66||561|
|Head Start Teachers (child ratings)||71||12||0.25||213|
|Year 4 (2003):|
|Estimated Average Annual Burden Hours:||3780|
|Note: The 3780 Estimated Average Annual Burden Hours is based on an average of 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 estimated burden hours.|
Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer.
OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attn: Desk Officer for ACF.Start Signature
Dated: November 3, 2000.
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 00-28801 Filed 11-8-00; 8:45 am]
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