Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department of Education (ED).
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 10, 2015.
Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2014-ICCD-0167 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L-OM-2-2E319, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202.
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For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Andy Brake, (202) 260-0998.
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The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.
Title of Collection: Consolidated State Performance Report (Part I and Part II).
OMB Control Number: 1810-0614.
Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 14,653.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 11,793.
Abstract: The Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR) is the required annual reporting tool for each State, Bureau of Indian Education, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico as authorized under Section 9303 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The Department uses the information derived from the CSPR to: (1) Monitor and report its progress in meeting Strategic Plan goals; (2) assess and report individual program performance, including GPRA performance measures; (3) monitor States' implementation of No Child Left Behind and the extent to which States are meeting programs and accountability goals; (4) to identify areas for technical assistance to States and overall program improvement; and (5) to inform other reporting and program evaluation requirements specific to individual programs and including the Secretary's Annual State Report to Congress on No Child Left Behind. Specific to this submission, which requests the addition of new items to meet statutory and regulatory reporting requirements, Title I monitoring teams and other ED officials will use these data to ensure that State Educational Agencies, Local Educational Agencies, and schools implement science assessment requirements and school improvement activities in accordance with ESEA statute and regulations.
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Dated: March 6, 2015.
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
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