Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 2, 2017.
To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2017-ICCD-0017. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. 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, Room 224-84, Washington, DC 20202-4537.
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For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Elizabeth Warner, 202-245-7744.
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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.Start Printed Page 12451
Title of Collection: Impact Study of Feedback for Teachers Based on Classroom Videos.
OMB Control Number: 1850—NEW.
Type of Review: A new information collection.
Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,792.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,633.
Abstract: The goal of this evaluation is to examine the impact of video-based observations and feedback on the classroom practices and student achievement of novice teachers (in their first year of teaching) and early career teachers (in their second through fourth years of teaching). This study, using a random assignment design, provides an important test of whether intensive, individualized support for teachers improves their instructional practices and ultimately student achievement. By focusing on novice teachers, the study has the potential to inform both teacher induction policies and teacher preparation programs. Examining the impact of this intervention on novice and early career teachers can also inform the effectiveness of providing individualized feedback as a model for teacher professional development programs. The study includes 12 districts and approximately 500 teachers who will be participating in the study.
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Dated: February 28, 2017.
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-04114 Filed 3-2-17; 8:45 am]
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