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This implementation has been conducted to collect child-outcomes information that will be used to enhance Head Start program quality and accountability. The Head Start National Reporting System (HSNRS) was designed to meet Presidentially mandated reforms and Congressionally mandated requirements for information on specific child outcomes and to provide Head Start program managers and teachers with useful information to support programimprovement strategies. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 HSNRS has three major goals. First, HSNRS is intended to provide local Head Start programs with additional information regarding the progress of groups of children by capturing baseline information on how children are doing at the beginning and at the end of the program, in a limited number of areas. Second, HSNRS is intended to capture the same set of information across the nation in a consistent manner. This information can be used to plan for targeted training and technical assistance. Third, the child-outcomes information captured in HSNRS is intended to be used within the current program monitoring effort, which involves an onsite, systematic review of programs. HSNRS can create and compile information that the Head Start Bureau can utilize as part of the process for ensuring the effectiveness of services. These results also will be used to provide for program improvement and accountability of Head Start. The first three rounds of the HSNRS national implementation (2003–04, 2004–05, and 2005–06 program years) have been successful. In each round of the data collection, over 400,000 assessments were completed, making this the largest assessment of preschool children ever conducted. Also, over 99 percent cooperation was obtained from local Head Start programs and Head Start parents and children. HSNRS data show good internal reliability, both in terms of IllRllTll (IRT) reliability and Cronbach’s Coefficient Alpha, at the individual child-level, for both English-language and Spanishlanguage assessments. IRT estimates of the internal reliability of the programlevel, English-language assessment scores were excellent, with most IRTreliability coefficients greater than .90. Participating local Head Start programs have received HSNRS Program Reports at the aggregated program-level for the fall assessment (baseline) and the spring assessment (fall-spring growth), in each program year. These reports provided local Head Start programs with the progress of their children in all assessed domains, and showed how the reports compared to all other Head Start children (national-level reference tables) as well as children in similar programs (sub-group reference tables). HSNRS will continue to collect childoutcomes information from children who are 4 years-old or older and who will enter Kindergarten next year. As in the previous three years, all eligible Head Start children will be assessed twice a year using a standardized direct child-assessment battery. The assessment battery will include a E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 4145 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 25, 2006 / Notices limited set of early literacy, language, and numeracy skills. Social-emotional development of Head Start children reported by classroom teachers will be collected in HSNRS twice a year using a standardized rating scale developed for HSNRS. The social-emotional development scales will be field-tested in spring 2006 prior to national implementation in fall 2006. Head Start teachers will rate children in their classrooms on the aspects of cooperative classroom behaviors, preschool learning behaviors, and problem behaviors. HSNRS will also collect health and safety information on children and programs, including children’s height and weight, immunization status, receipt of dental care, and occurrences of injuries requiring medical attention. Respondents: Head Start children and Head Start staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Respondents and activities Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Fall Implementation Head Start Children: Participate in Child Assessments .................................. Head Start Staff (Assessors): Participate in Training-on-Child Assessments Head Start Staff (Local NRS Trainers): Participate in Training-on-Child Assessments .................................................................................................... Head Start Staff (Assessors): Administer Child Assessments ........................ Head Start Teachers: Participate in Training on Social-Emotional Development Ratings ................................................................................................ Head Start Teachers: Complete Social-Emotional Development Ratings ...... Head Start Teachers: Complete Child Health Questions ................................ Head Start Staff: Complete Health and Safety of Program Questions ........... Head Start Staff: Enter Information on CBRS ................................................. 425,000 25,000 1 1 14 ⁄ 4 106,250 100,000 1,800 25,000 1 17 4 ⁄ 7,200 106,250 38,500 38,500 38,500 1,800 1,800 1 11 11 1 1 1 ⁄ 3 38,500 70,583 35,292 150 5,400 1 12 425,000 1 14 ⁄ 106,250 25,000 1 4 100,000 1,800 25,000 1 17 14 4 ⁄ 7,200 106,250 38,500 38,500 38,500 1,800 1,800 ........................ 1 11 11 1 1 ........................ ⁄ ⁄ 19,250 70,583 35,292 150 2,700 917,300 14 16 ⁄ ⁄ 1 12 Spring Implementation wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Head Start Children: Participate in Child Assessments .................................. Head Start Staff (Assessors): Participate in Refresher Training-on-Child Assessments .................................................................................................... Head Start Staff (Local NRS Trainers): Participate in Training-on-Child Assessments .................................................................................................... Head Start Staff (Assessors): Administer Child Assessments ........................ Head Start Teachers: Participate in Refresher Training on Social-Emotional Development Ratings ................................................................................... Head Start Teachers: Complete Social-Emotional Development Ratings ...... Head Start Teachers: Complete Child Health Questions ................................ Head Start Staff: Complete Health and Safety of Program Questions ........... Head Start Staff: Enter Information on CBRS ................................................. Total Annual Burden Estimates ................................................................ 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 Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection: E-mail: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. 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 18:26 Jan 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 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: January 18, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–675 Filed 1–24–06; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M PO 00000 14 16 ⁄ ⁄ 1 12 1 12 3⁄2 ........................ 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 16 (Wednesday, January 25, 2006)]
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[Pages 4144-4145]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-675]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request 
Proposed Projects

    Title: National Implementation of Head Start, National Reporting 
System on Child Outcomes.
    OMB No.: 0970-0249.
    Description: The Administration on Children, Youth and Families 
(ACYF), within Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting comments 
on plans to implement the Head Start National Reporting System on Child 
Outcomes. This implementation has been conducted to collect child-
outcomes information that will be used to enhance Head Start program 
quality and accountability.
    The Head Start National Reporting System (HSNRS) was designed to 
meet Presidentially mandated reforms and Congressionally mandated 
requirements for information on specific child outcomes and to provide 
Head Start program managers and teachers with useful information to 
support program-improvement strategies.
    HSNRS has three major goals. First, HSNRS is intended to provide 
local Head Start programs with additional information regarding the 
progress of groups of children by capturing baseline information on how 
children are doing at the beginning and at the end of the program, in a 
limited number of areas. Second, HSNRS is intended to capture the same 
set of information across the nation in a consistent manner. This 
information can be used to plan for targeted training and technical 
assistance. Third, the child-outcomes information captured in HSNRS is 
intended to be used within the current program monitoring effort, which 
involves an onsite, systematic review of programs. HSNRS can create and 
compile information that the Head Start Bureau can utilize as part of 
the process for ensuring the effectiveness of services. These results 
also will be used to provide for program improvement and accountability 
of Head Start.
    The first three rounds of the HSNRS national implementation (2003-
04, 2004-05, and 2005-06 program years) have been successful. In each 
round of the data collection, over 400,000 assessments were completed, 
making this the largest assessment of preschool children ever 
conducted. Also, over 99 percent cooperation was obtained from local 
Head Start programs and Head Start parents and children. HSNRS data 
show good internal reliability, both in terms of I----R----T---- (IRT) 
reliability and Cronbach's Coefficient Alpha, at the individual child-
level, for both English-language and Spanish-language assessments. IRT 
estimates of the internal reliability of the program-level, English-
language assessment scores were excellent, with most IRT-reliability 
coefficients greater than .90.
    Participating local Head Start programs have received HSNRS Program 
Reports at the aggregated program-level for the fall assessment 
(baseline) and the spring assessment (fall-spring growth), in each 
program year. These reports provided local Head Start programs with the 
progress of their children in all assessed domains, and showed how the 
reports compared to all other Head Start children (national-level 
reference tables) as well as children in similar programs (sub-group 
reference tables).
    HSNRS will continue to collect child-outcomes information from 
children who are 4 years-old or older and who will enter Kindergarten 
next year. As in the previous three years, all eligible Head Start 
children will be assessed twice a year using a standardized direct 
child-assessment battery. The assessment battery will include a

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limited set of early literacy, language, and numeracy skills.
    Social-emotional development of Head Start children reported by 
classroom teachers will be collected in HSNRS twice a year using a 
standardized rating scale developed for HSNRS. The social-emotional 
development scales will be field-tested in spring 2006 prior to 
national implementation in fall 2006. Head Start teachers will rate 
children in their classrooms on the aspects of cooperative classroom 
behaviors, preschool learning behaviors, and problem behaviors.
    HSNRS will also collect health and safety information on children 
and programs, including children's height and weight, immunization 
status, receipt of dental care, and occurrences of injuries requiring 
medical attention.
    Respondents: Head Start children and Head Start staff.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
           Respondents and activities                Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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                                               Fall Implementation
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Head Start Children: Participate in Child                425,000               1           \1/4\         106,250
 Assessments....................................
Head Start Staff (Assessors): Participate in              25,000               1               4         100,000
 Training-on-Child Assessments..................
Head Start Staff (Local NRS Trainers):                     1,800               1               4           7,200
 Participate in Training-on-Child Assessments...
Head Start Staff (Assessors): Administer Child            25,000              17           \1/4\         106,250
 Assessments....................................
Head Start Teachers: Participate in Training on           38,500               1               1          38,500
 Social-Emotional Development Ratings...........
Head Start Teachers: Complete Social-Emotional            38,500              11           \1/6\          70,583
 Development Ratings............................
Head Start Teachers: Complete Child Health                38,500              11          \1/12\          35,292
 Questions......................................
Head Start Staff: Complete Health and Safety of            1,800               1          \1/12\             150
 Program Questions..............................
Head Start Staff: Enter Information on CBRS.....           1,800               1               3           5,400
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                                              Spring Implementation
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Head Start Children: Participate in Child                425,000               1           \1/4\         106,250
 Assessments....................................
Head Start Staff (Assessors): Participate in              25,000               1               4         100,000
 Refresher Training-on-Child Assessments........
Head Start Staff (Local NRS Trainers):                     1,800               1               4           7,200
 Participate in Training-on-Child Assessments...
Head Start Staff (Assessors): Administer Child            25,000              17           \1/4\         106,250
 Assessments....................................
Head Start Teachers: Participate in Refresher             38,500               1           \1/4\          19,250
 Training on Social-Emotional Development
 Ratings........................................
Head Start Teachers: Complete Social-Emotional            38,500              11           \1/6\          70,583
 Development Ratings............................
Head Start Teachers: Complete Child Health                38,500              11          \1/12\          35,292
 Questions......................................
Head Start Staff: Complete Health and Safety of            1,800               1          \1/12\             150
 Program Questions..............................
Head Start Staff: Enter Information on CBRS.....           1,800               1           \3/2\           2,700
    Total Annual Burden Estimates...............  ..............  ..............  ..............         917,300
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     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 
Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 
20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be 
identified by the title of the information collection: E-mail: 
infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
     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: January 18, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-675 Filed 1-24-06; 8:45am]
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