Department of Education.
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 21, 2011.
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, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395-5806 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cc: to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; Start Printed Page 15955(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.Start Signature
Dated: March 17, 2011.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management.
Institute of Education Sciences
Type of Review: Revision.
Title of Collection: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2012 Wave I (LTT Reading and Mathematics).
OMB Control Number: 1850-0790.
Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
Frequency of Responses: Once.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 105,951.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 16,339.
Abstract: The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a Federally authorized survey of student achievement at grades 4, 8, and 12 in various subject areas, such as mathematics, reading, writing, science, U.S. history, civics, geography, economics, and the arts. In the current legislation that reauthorized NAEP (The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-110)), Congress mandated again the collection of national education survey data through a national assessment program. In 2012, NAEP will administer Long-Term Trend (LTT) reading and mathematics assessments to students at ages 9, 13, and 17. The LTT assessments are designed to give information on the changes in academic performance since the 1970's. Measuring trends of student achievement or change over time requires the precise replication of past procedures. LTT assessments are administered every four years to students at ages 9, 13, and 17, in mathematics and reading. Student performance results are reported for the nation.
Copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or from the Department's Web site at http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the “Browse Pending Collections” link and by clicking on link number 4538. 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 the Internet address 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
[FR Doc. 2011-6686 Filed 3-21-11; 8:45 am]
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