Notice Reopening the Request for Information (RFI) To Gather Technical Expertise Pertaining to the Disaggregation of Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Student Data, 41394-41395 [2012-17185]

Download as PDF 41394 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 135 / Friday, July 13, 2012 / Notices Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866, the Secretary must determine whether this regulatory action is ‘‘significant’’ and, therefore, subject to the requirements of the Executive order and subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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AGENCY: On May 4, 2012, we published in the Federal Register (77 FR 26531) an RFI that established a July 3, 2012, deadline for the submission of written comments. We are reopening the public comment period to give interested parties additional time to submit written comments. DATES: Written submissions must be received by August 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via U.S. mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not accept comments by fax or by email. To ensure SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 135 / Friday, July 13, 2012 / Notices that we do not receive duplicate copies, please submit your comments only one time. In addition, please include the Docket ID and the term ‘‘Data Disaggregation Response’’ at the top of your comments. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to submit your comments electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site under ‘‘How to Use This Site.’’ • U.S. Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you mail or deliver your comments, address them to Donald Yu, Attention: ANHPI Student Data Disaggregation RFI, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 7C157, Washington, DC 20202– 6132. • Privacy Note: The Department’s policy for comments received from members of the public (including comments submitted by mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery) is to make these submissions available for public viewing in their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly available on the Internet. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Yu, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3W104, Washington, DC 20202–6132 by phone at 202–205–4499. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Jul 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-(800) 877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 4, 2012, we published an RFI in the Federal Register (77 FR 26531) to collect information about promising practices and policies regarding existing education data systems and models that disaggregate data on subgroups within the Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Island student population. The deadline for written submissions during the initial comment period was July 3, 2012. We are reopening the comment period for written submissions in response to the RFI notice through August 13, 2012. We are reopening the comment period to maximize opportunities for State educational agencies, local educational agencies, schools, and institutions of higher education to respond with their disaggregation practices so as to yield beneficial data for the Department to analyze and report on. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket ID ED-2012-OESE-0009]


Notice Reopening the Request for Information (RFI) To Gather 
Technical Expertise Pertaining to the Disaggregation of Asian and 
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Student Data

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Notice reopening comment period.

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SUMMARY: On May 4, 2012, we published in the Federal Register (77 FR 
26531) an RFI that established a July 3, 2012, deadline for the 
submission of written comments. We are reopening the public comment 
period to give interested parties additional time to submit written 
comments.

DATES: Written submissions must be received by August 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
or via U.S. mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not 
accept comments by fax or by email. To ensure

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that we do not receive duplicate copies, please submit your comments 
only one time. In addition, please include the Docket ID and the term 
``Data Disaggregation Response'' at the top of your comments.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to 
submit your comments electronically. Information on using 
Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, 
submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site 
under ``How to Use This Site.''
     U.S. Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you 
mail or deliver your comments, address them to Donald Yu, Attention: 
ANHPI Student Data Disaggregation RFI, U.S. Department of Education, 
400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 7C157, Washington, DC 20202-6132.
     Privacy Note: The Department's policy for comments 
received from members of the public (including comments submitted by 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery) is to make these 
submissions available for public viewing in their entirety on the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, 
commenters should be careful to include in their comments only 
information that they wish to make publicly available on the Internet.
    Given the subject matter, some comments may include proprietary 
information as it relates to confidential commercial information. The 
Freedom of Information Act defines ``confidential commercial 
information'' as information the disclosure of which could reasonably 
be expected to cause substantial competitive harm. You may wish to 
request that we not disclose what you regard as confidential commercial 
information.
    To assist us in making a determination on your request, we 
encourage you to identify any specific information in your comments 
that you consider confidential commercial information. Please list the 
information by page and paragraph numbers.
    While this RFI is seeking to gather information related to policies 
and practices, you should still make certain your comments do not 
include disclosures of personally identifiable information from 
students' education records in a manner that violates the Family 
Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Yu, U.S. Department of Education, 
400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3W104, Washington, DC 20202-6132 by phone 
at 202-205-4499.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-
(800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 4, 2012, we published an RFI in the Federal Register (77 FR 
26531) to collect information about promising practices and policies 
regarding existing education data systems and models that disaggregate 
data on subgroups within the Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific 
Island student population. The deadline for written submissions during 
the initial comment period was July 3, 2012. We are reopening the 
comment period for written submissions in response to the RFI notice 
through August 13, 2012. We are reopening the comment period to 
maximize opportunities for State educational agencies, local 
educational agencies, schools, and institutions of higher education to 
respond with their disaggregation practices so as to yield beneficial 
data for the Department to analyze and report on.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free 
Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the 
Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System 
at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well 
as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF, 
you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this 
site.
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
Federal Register by using the article search feature at: 
www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search 
feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published 
by the Department.

    Dated: July 10, 2012.
Martha Kanter,
Under Secretary.
Deborah S. Delisle,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2012-17185 Filed 7-12-12; 8:45 am]
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