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Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

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AGENCY:

Department of Education.

SUMMARY:

The Acting 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 February 1, 2010.

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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 Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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.

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.

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Dated: November 25, 2009.

Stephanie Valentine,

Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management.

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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Type of Review: Revision.

Title: Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program: Annual Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 600. Burden Hours: 8,400.

Abstract: Sections 2201-2203 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act describe information to be included in the annual performance report required of the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant program. Submission of the annual performance report (APR) via the data collection site has taken place since 2006 and will continue to occur between October 30 and November 30 of each year. If APR data submitted during this time frame are incomplete or inaccurate and/or if re-submission of data is requested by the state education agencies (SEAs), additional data collection may occur at other times throughout the year. The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) report provides national-level achievement data for all: (1) The percentage of MSP teachers who significantly increase their content knowledge, as reflected in project-level pre- and post-assessments; (2) the percentage of students in classrooms of MSP teachers who score at the basic level or above in State assessments of mathematics or science; (3) the percentage of students in classrooms of MSP teachers who score at the proficient level or above in State assessments of mathematics or science measures. The national-level information includes an average of the percentage of proficient students in SEAs administering annual state performance examinations from the previous year to the current year. All projects are included in the GPRA report, regardless of when the project began implementation of their MSP grant.

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 4178. When you access the information collection, click on “Download Attachments” to view. Written requests for information should Start Printed Page 63131be 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 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. E9-28819 Filed 12-1-09; 8:45 am]

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