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AGENCY:

Department of Education.

SUMMARY:

The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 2, 2007.

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, Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit responses electronically by e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or via fax to (202) 395-6974. Commenters should include the following subject line in their response “Comment: [insert OMB number], [insert abbreviated collection name, e.g., “Upward Bound Evaluation”]. Persons submitting comments electronically should not submit paper copies.

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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. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.

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Dated: March 27, 2007.

Angela C. Arrington,

IC Clearance Official Regulatory Information Management Services Office of Management.

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Institute of Education Sciences

Type of Review: New.

Title: The Effects of Odyssey Math Software on the Mathematics Achievement of Selected Fourth Grade Students.

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs; Individuals or household; Businesses or other for-profit.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 3,286.

Burden Hours: 6,598.

Abstract: Support for the idea of developing stronger mathematics curricula comes from all stakeholders in education today. Despite the importance of mathematics education there have been a limited number of interventions that meet the need. Odyssey(r) Math may be an exception and is designed to offer opportunities to engage in more challenging mathematics in (presumably) interesting contexts. Despite the promise the intervention holds, existing studies on Odyssey(r) Math have not adequately controlled for threats to the internal validity. The Regional Education Lab Mid-Atlantic plans to remedy that and has designed a multi-site CRT to evaluate the effectiveness of Odyssey(r) Math in improving math scores. This document presents the Supporting Statement for a multi-site cluster randomized control trial (or multi-site CRT) designed to test the impacts of Odyssey Math Software in 4th grade classrooms in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States (PA, MD, NJ, DE, DC).

Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the “Browse Pending Collections” link and by clicking on link number 3272. 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., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-245-6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request.

Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 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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[FR Doc. E7-6035 Filed 3-30-07; 8:45 am]

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