Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 72639-72640 [05-23643]

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Diane Allen, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 05–23664 Filed 12–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) OMB No.: 0970–0151. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting comments on plans to collect data on a new cohort for the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). This study is being conducted to collect information on Head Start performance measures under contract with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (with Juarez and Associates and Educational Testing Service as their subcontractors) (contract #HHSP23320052905YC). FACES will involve four waves of data collection. The first wave will PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72639 occur in fall 2006. Data will be collected on a sample of approximately 2,800 children and families from about 350 classrooms across 60 Head Start programs. Data collection will include assessments of Head Start children, interviews with their parents, and ratings by their Head Start teachers. Furthermore, site visitors will interview Head Start teachers and make observations of the types and quality of classroom activities. The second wave in spring 2007 will be very similar to the fall 2006 data collection, except that we will not repeat interviews with the Head Start staff interviewed in the fall and will add an interview of the family services coordinator. The children in the second wave will be at the end of their first year of Head Start. The third wave will occur in spring 2008 and will involve follow-ups with children who at this time are either completing a second year in Head Start or completing Kindergarten. For those children who are still attending Head Start, data collection will follow the same procedures as in spring 2007. For those children attending Kindergarten, data collection will include assessments of the children, an ‘‘update’’ survey of the information collection from the parent interview, and ratings of the children’s academic progress and school adjustment by Kindergarten teachers. The fourth wave of data collection will occur in spring 2009. Children who attended Kindergarten the previous year will not be included in this wave. The procedures for this effort will be the same as for Kindergartens in spring 2008. This schedule of data collection is necessitated by the mandates of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Pub. L. 103–62), which requires that the Head Start Bureau move expeditiously toward development and testing of Head Start Performance Measures, and by the 1994 reauthorization of Head Start (Head Start Act, as amended, May 18, 1994, Section 649 (d)), which requires periodic assessments of Head Start’s quality and effectiveness. Respondents: Federal Government, individuals or households, and not-forprofit institutions. Annual Burden Estimates Estimated Response Burden for Respondents to the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2006)—Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 72640 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 233 / Tuesday, December 6, 2005 / Notices Number of respondents Instrument Year 1 (2006) Head Start Parent Interview .................................................................. Head Start Child Assessment ............................................................... Teacher Child Rating ............................................................................. Program Director Interview .................................................................... Center Director Interview ....................................................................... Education Coordinator Interview ........................................................... Teacher Interview .................................................................................. 2,800 2,800 350 60 120 120 350 Year 1 Total .................................................................................... 6,600 Year 2 (2007) Head Start Parent Interview .................................................................. Head Start Child Assessment ............................................................... Teacher Child Rating ............................................................................. Family Service Coordinator Interview .................................................... Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1.00 0.66 0.25 1.00 1.00 0.75 1.00 2,800 1,848 700 60 120 90 350 ............................ .......................... 5,968 2,400 2,400 350 120 1 1 6.75 1 0.75 0.66 0.25 0.75 1,800 1,584 591 90 Year 2 Total .................................................................................... 5,270 ............................ .......................... 4,065 Year 3 (2008) Head Start Parent Interview .................................................................. Head Start Child Assessment ............................................................... Teacher Child Rating ............................................................................. Kindergarten Parent Interview ............................................................... Kindergarten Child Assessment ............................................................ Kindergarten Teacher Questionnaire .................................................... 850 850 175 1,110 1,110 1,110 0.75 0.66 0.25 0.75 0.75 0.50 638 561 197 833 833 555 Year 3 Total .................................................................................... 5,205 .......................... 3,615 Year 4 (2009) Kindergarten Parent Interview ............................................................... Kindergarten Child Assessment ............................................................ Kindergarten Teacher Questionnaire .................................................... 725 725 725 0.75 0.75 0.50 544 544 363 Year 4 Total .................................................................................... 2,175 .......................... 1,450 Estimated Total Burden Hours: 15,101. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours (average of 4 years): 3,775. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Dec 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 1 1 8 1 1 1 1 Total burden hours 1 1 4.5 1 1 1 ............................ 1 1 1 ............................ proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: November 30, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–23643 Filed 12–5–05; 8:45 am] Purposes BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Field Test of Social-Emotional Measures and Modified Assessment Measures for the Head Start National Reporting System. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting comments on plans to conduct the Field Test of Social-Emotional Measures and Modified Assessment Measures for the Head Start National Reporting System (HSNRS). This field test is being conducted under contract with Westat (with subcontractors Xtria and Pearson Educational Measurement) (HHS23320052902YC) to examine new and modified measures for HSNRS. Sfmt 4703 The purposes of the field test are to expand NSNRS’s coverage of the domain elements of the Head Start Outcomes Framework and to improve the performance of the current HSNRS assessment battery. ACF has been urged to expand the coverage of NSNRS to include non-cognitive domains, in recognition of the ‘‘whole child’’ orientation of Head Start, in particular, social and emotional development. To that end, the Technical Work Group of HSNRS has discussed and reviewed potential measures of social-emotional E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)
    OMB No.: 0970-0151.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of 
the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting 
comments on plans to collect data on a new cohort for the Head Start 
Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). This study is being 
conducted to collect information on Head Start performance measures 
under contract with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (with Juarez and 
Associates and Educational Testing Service as their subcontractors) 
(contract HHSP23320052905YC).
    FACES will involve four waves of data collection. The first wave 
will occur in fall 2006. Data will be collected on a sample of 
approximately 2,800 children and families from about 350 classrooms 
across 60 Head Start programs. Data collection will include assessments 
of Head Start children, interviews with their parents, and ratings by 
their Head Start teachers. Furthermore, site visitors will interview 
Head Start teachers and make observations of the types and quality of 
classroom activities.
    The second wave in spring 2007 will be very similar to the fall 
2006 data collection, except that we will not repeat interviews with 
the Head Start staff interviewed in the fall and will add an interview 
of the family services coordinator. The children in the second wave 
will be at the end of their first year of Head Start.
    The third wave will occur in spring 2008 and will involve follow-
ups with children who at this time are either completing a second year 
in Head Start or completing Kindergarten. For those children who are 
still attending Head Start, data collection will follow the same 
procedures as in spring 2007. For those children attending 
Kindergarten, data collection will include assessments of the children, 
an ``update'' survey of the information collection from the parent 
interview, and ratings of the children's academic progress and school 
adjustment by Kindergarten teachers.
    The fourth wave of data collection will occur in spring 2009. 
Children who attended Kindergarten the previous year will not be 
included in this wave. The procedures for this effort will be the same 
as for Kindergartens in spring 2008.
    This schedule of data collection is necessitated by the mandates of 
the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-
62), which requires that the Head Start Bureau move expeditiously 
toward development and testing of Head Start Performance Measures, and 
by the 1994 reauthorization of Head Start (Head Start Act, as amended, 
May 18, 1994, Section 649 (d)), which requires periodic assessments of 
Head Start's quality and effectiveness.
    Respondents: Federal Government, individuals or households, and 
not-for-profit institutions.

Annual Burden Estimates

    Estimated Response Burden for Respondents to the Head Start Family 
and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2006)--Fall 2006, Spring 2007, 
Spring 2008, Spring 2009.

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                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                     Number of       responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                               respondents       respondent         response          hours
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               Year 1 (2006)
Head Start Parent Interview................            2,800              1                1.00            2,800
Head Start Child Assessment................            2,800              1                0.66            1,848
Teacher Child Rating.......................              350              8                0.25              700
Program Director Interview.................               60              1                1.00               60
Center Director Interview..................              120              1                1.00              120
Education Coordinator Interview............              120              1                0.75               90
Teacher Interview..........................              350              1                1.00              350
                                            ------------------
    Year 1 Total...........................            6,600  ................  ...............            5,968
                                            ==================
               Year 2 (2007)
Head Start Parent Interview................            2,400              1                0.75            1,800
Head Start Child Assessment................            2,400              1                0.66            1,584
Teacher Child Rating.......................              350              6.75             0.25              591
Family Service Coordinator Interview.......              120              1                0.75               90
 
    Year 2 Total...........................            5,270  ................  ...............            4,065
                                            ==================
               Year 3 (2008)
Head Start Parent Interview................              850              1                0.75              638
Head Start Child Assessment................              850              1                0.66              561
Teacher Child Rating.......................              175              4.5              0.25              197
Kindergarten Parent Interview..............            1,110              1                0.75              833
Kindergarten Child Assessment..............            1,110              1                0.75              833
Kindergarten Teacher Questionnaire.........            1,110              1                0.50              555
                                            ------------------
    Year 3 Total...........................            5,205  ................  ...............            3,615
                                            ==================
               Year 4 (2009)
Kindergarten Parent Interview..............              725              1                0.75              544
Kindergarten Child Assessment..............              725              1                0.75              544
Kindergarten Teacher Questionnaire.........              725              1                0.50              363
 
    Year 4 Total...........................            2,175  ................  ...............            1,450
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    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 15,101.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours (average of 4 years): 3,775.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

    Dated: November 30, 2005.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-23643 Filed 12-5-05; 8:45 am]
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