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Department of Education.


Comment request.


The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records 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 November 16, 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 with a cc: to Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.

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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 Start Printed Page 64079the 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; (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.

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Dated: October 11, 2011.

Darrin King,

Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.

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Institute of Education Sciences

Type of Review: New.

Title of Collection: Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013 Field Trial.

OMB Control Number: Pending.

Agency Form Number(s): N/A.

Frequency of Responses: Annually.

Affected Public: Individuals and Households.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 594.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,265.

Abstract: TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Survey) is an international survey of the teaching workforce, teaching as a profession, and the learning environments of schools. Data are collected through questionnaires from individual teachers and their school principals in lower secondary schools (grades 7, 8 and 9) in the United States. TALIS' main objective is to help countries review current policy and develop informed education policy by providing accurate and relevant international indicators on teachers and teaching. TALIS offers an opportunity for teachers and school principals to provide their perspectives on the state of education in their own countries. Both teacher and principal questionnaires include questions about teacher and principal background and characteristics; teacher and principal professional development; school leadership and management; teacher appraisal and feedback; teachers' instructional beliefs and pedagogical practices; school climate and ethos; student characteristics as perceived by the teacher; and teacher efficacy and job satisfaction. TALIS is sponsored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and managed in the United States by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This submission requests Office of Management and Budget's clearance for (1) a spring 2012 field trial; (2) a fall 2012 recruitment of schools for the spring 2013 main study data collection; and (3) a 60-day Federal Register notice waiver for the next Office of Management and Budget clearance package to be submitted in September of 2012 for the spring 2013 main data collection.

Copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from the Web site at​public/​do/​PRAMain or from the Department's Web site at, by selecting the “Browse Pending Collections” link and by clicking on link number 4696. 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 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.

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