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Title: Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches—Baseline Data Collection.

OMB No.: ICRAS: 0970-0360.

Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches (PPA). PPA is being undertaken to expand available evidence on effective ways to reduce teen pregnancy. The evaluation will document and test a range of pregnancy prevention approaches in up to eight program sites. Program impacts will be estimated using a random assignment design, involving random assignment at the school, individual, or other level, depending on the program setting. The findings of the evaluation will be of interest to the general public, to policy-makers, and to organizations interested in teen pregnancy prevention.

This proposed information collection activity focuses on collecting baseline data from a self-administered questionnaire which will be used to perform meaningful analysis to determine significant program effects. Through a survey instrument, respondents will be asked to answer carefully selected questions about demographics and risk and protective factors related to teen pregnancy. As appropriate to each program being evaluated, youth records, performance, and program participation data will also be collected.

Respondents: The data will be collected through private, self-administered questionnaires completed by study participants, i.e. adolescents assigned to a select school or community teen pregnancy prevention program or a control group. Surveys will be distributed and collected by trained professional staff. Youth school records, performance, and program participation data will also be collected from participating schools and organizations, as appropriate to the site.Start Printed Page 9419

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentAnnual number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal annual burden hours
Baseline Instrument3,6001.51,800
School Records, Performance, and Program Participation Data Collection81864

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,864.

Additional Information

Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address:

OMB Comment

ONE 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, Fax: 202-395-6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.

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Dated: February 23, 2010.

Steven M. Hanmer,

OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2010-4209 Filed 3-1-10; 8:45 am]