Department of Education.
The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal Start Printed Page 61137agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The 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.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 3, 2010.
Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, D.C. 20202-4537. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. 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.Start Signature
Dated: September 29, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management.
Institute of Education Sciences
Type of Review: New.
Title of Collection: School Improvement Status and Outcomes for Students with Disabilities Study.
OMB Control Number: Pending.
Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
Frequency of Responses: One time.
Affected Public: Individuals or households State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Education Agencies.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 13,276.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,660.
Abstract: As part of the National Assessment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-446), the Institute of Education Sciences is evaluating how schools being required to adopt programs focused on improving academic outcomes for students with disabilities. The focus of the study is examining trends in achievement among students with disabilities in both schools that are and are not accountable for the performance of those students. In addition, the study focuses on describing improvement efforts in schools that have failed to make adequate yearly progress for students with disabilities in particular grades and subjects. The evaluation will use EdFacts data as well as data from surveys of school principals and special education designees about their school improvement practices. The study will use descriptive statistics and regression analysis to study how student outcomes and school practices vary with the identification of elementary and middle schools for improvement.
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 4411. 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 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.End Supplemental Information
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