Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Institute of Education Sciences; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) Spring Second-Grade Full Scale Collection and Third- and Fourth-Grade Tracking and Third-Grade Recruitment, 52704 [2012-21292]

Download as PDF 52704 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 169 / Thursday, August 30, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Institute of Education Sciences; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (ECLS– K:2011) Spring Second-Grade Full Scale Collection and Third- and Fourth-Grade Tracking and ThirdGrade Recruitment The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (ECLS–K:2011), sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), is a survey that focuses on children’s early school experiences beginning with kindergarten and continuing through the fifth grade. It includes the collection of data from parents, teachers, school administrators, and non-parental care providers, as well as direct child assessments. Like its sister study, the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–99 (ECLS– K), the ECLS–K:2011 is exceptionally broad in its scope and coverage of child development, early learning, and school progress, drawing together information from multiple sources to provide rich data about the population of children who were kindergartners in the 2010–11 school year. This submission requests OMB’s clearance for (1) A spring 2013 second-grade national data collection; (2) recruitment for the spring 2014 third-grade data collection, and (3) tracking students for the spring 2014 third-grade and spring 2015 fourthgrade data collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 1, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 04927. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202–401–0920. Please specify the complete title of the information mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Aug 29, 2012 Jkt 226001 collection and OMB Control Number when making your request. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. 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: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (ECLS–K:2011) Spring Second-Grade Full Scale Collection and Third- and Fourth-Grade Tracking and Third-Grade Recruitment. OMB Control Number: 1850–0750. Type of Review: Revision. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 133,462. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 47,175. Abstract: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (ECLS–K:2011), sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), is a survey that focuses on children’s early school experiences beginning with kindergarten and continuing through the fifth grade. It includes the collection of data from parents, teachers, school administrators, and non-parental care providers, as well as direct child assessments. Like its sister study, the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–99 (ECLS– K), the ECLS–K:2011 is exceptionally SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 broad in its scope and coverage of child development, early learning, and school progress, drawing together information from multiple sources to provide rich data about the population of children who were kindergartners in the 2010–11 school year. This submission requests OMB’s clearance for (1) A spring 2013 second-grade national data collection; (2) recruitment for the spring 2014 third-grade data collection, and (3) tracking students for the spring 2014 third-grade and spring 2015 fourthgrade data collection. Dated: August 24, 2012. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2012–21292 Filed 8–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development; EDFacts Collection of ESEA Flexibility Data On September 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) invited State educational agencies (SEAs) to request flexibility pursuant to the authority in section 9401 of ESEA, which allows the Secretary of Education to waive, with certain exceptions, any statutory or regulatory requirement of the ESEA for an SEA that receives funds under a program authorized by the ESEA and requests a waiver. In order to ensure that SEAs receiving ESEA flexibility are continuing to meet the intent and purpose of Title I of ESEA, including meeting the educational needs of low-achieving students, closing achievement gaps, and holding schools, local educational agencies, and SEAs accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students, ED will continue to collect all data related to student proficiency rates as well as performance against the annual measurable objectives. This collection will be applicable to SEAs with approved flexibility requests. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 1, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Copies of the proposed information collection request may be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Institute of Education 
Sciences; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 
2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) Spring Second-Grade Full Scale Collection and 
Third- and Fourth-Grade Tracking and Third-Grade Recruitment

SUMMARY: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 
2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011), sponsored by the National Center for Education 
Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of 
the U.S. Department of Education (ED), is a survey that focuses on 
children's early school experiences beginning with kindergarten and 
continuing through the fifth grade. It includes the collection of data 
from parents, teachers, school administrators, and non-parental care 
providers, as well as direct child assessments. Like its sister study, 
the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 
(ECLS-K), the ECLS-K:2011 is exceptionally broad in its scope and 
coverage of child development, early learning, and school progress, 
drawing together information from multiple sources to provide rich data 
about the population of children who were kindergartners in the 2010-11 
school year. This submission requests OMB's clearance for (1) A spring 
2013 second-grade national data collection; (2) recruitment for the 
spring 2014 third-grade data collection, and (3) tracking students for 
the spring 2014 third-grade and spring 2015 fourth-grade data 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 1, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding burden and/or the collection 
activity requirements should be electronically mailed to 
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 
Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Copies of the 
proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link 
and by clicking on link number 04927. When you access the information 
collection, click on ``Download Attachments'' to view. Written requests 
for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 
400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may 
also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-
401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information 
collection and OMB Control Number when making your request.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide 
interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information 
collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office 
of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information 
collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the 
information collection. 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: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study 
Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) Spring Second-Grade Full 
Scale Collection and Third- and Fourth-Grade Tracking and Third-Grade 
Recruitment.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0750.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 133,462.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 47,175.
    Abstract: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten 
Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011), sponsored by the National Center for 
Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences 
(IES) of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), is a survey that 
focuses on children's early school experiences beginning with 
kindergarten and continuing through the fifth grade. It includes the 
collection of data from parents, teachers, school administrators, and 
non-parental care providers, as well as direct child assessments. Like 
its sister study, the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten 
Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), the ECLS-K:2011 is exceptionally broad in 
its scope and coverage of child development, early learning, and school 
progress, drawing together information from multiple sources to provide 
rich data about the population of children who were kindergartners in 
the 2010-11 school year. This submission requests OMB's clearance for 
(1) A spring 2013 second-grade national data collection; (2) 
recruitment for the spring 2014 third-grade data collection, and (3) 
tracking students for the spring 2014 third-grade and spring 2015 
fourth-grade data collection.

    Dated: August 24, 2012.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-21292 Filed 8-29-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P