Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Institute of Education Sciences; FAFSA Completion Project Evaluation, 58111 [2012-23095]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 19, 2012 / Notices formulas are based, in whole or in part, on State Title I Part A allocations. No changes have been made to the NPEFS since its last Office of Management and Budget approval in January 2012. This submission is to conduct the annual collection of state-level finance data for FY 2012–2014. Dated: September 14, 2012. Darrin A. King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2012–23094 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Institute of Education Sciences; FAFSA Completion Project Evaluation The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is conducting a rigorous study of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Project. The project will provide 80 Local Educational Agencies or school districts with access to data on whether specific students have completed the FAFSA. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 19, 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 04887. 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:20 Sep 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 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: FAFSA Completion Project Evaluation. OMB Control Number: Pending. Type of Review: New. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 200. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,120. Abstract: This information is intended to help schools implement targeted outreach to seniors and their families who have not yet submitted a FAFSA, or who submitted a FAFSA that may be incomplete. The evaluation of the project is being conducted by IES staff in the National Center for Education Evaluation. The study will use a delayed-treatment control group design, and will examine whether there is an impact from access to the data on students’ application for and receipt of federal student aid and a proxy for college enrollment. The data collection to address these research questions will create minimal burden on respondents and have limited cost to the government. IES is requesting permission to obtain lists of high schools and student rosters from the participating districts or their high schools. Other data for the study— completion of a FAFSA, receipt of Pell Grant, and a proxy for college enrollment (whether an institution of higher education has drawn down the Pell Grant funds for individual students)—will come from existing ED administrative data that will not generate any new burden because they are already collected for other purposes. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58111 The analyses will be conducted internally by IES staff on data that is stripped of personally identifiable information. The results will be summarized in an internal memo. Dated: September 14, 2012. Darrin A. King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2012–23095 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Postsecondary Education; Higher Education Act (HEA) Title II Report Cards on State Teacher Credentialing and Preparation The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) calls for annual reports from states and institutions of higher education (IHEs) on the quality of teacher preparation and state teacher certification and licensure (Pub. L. 110–315, sections 205–208). The purpose of the reports is to provide greater accountability in the preparation of the nation’s teaching forces and to provide information and incentives for its improvement. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 19, 2012. DATES: 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 04871. 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. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Institute of Education 
Sciences; FAFSA Completion Project Evaluation

SUMMARY: The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. 
Department of Education (ED) is conducting a rigorous study of the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Project. The 
project will provide 80 Local Educational Agencies or school districts 
with access to data on whether specific students have completed the 
FAFSA.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 19, 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 04887. 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: FAFSA Completion Project Evaluation.
    OMB Control Number: Pending.
    Type of Review: New.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 200.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,120.
    Abstract: This information is intended to help schools implement 
targeted outreach to seniors and their families who have not yet 
submitted a FAFSA, or who submitted a FAFSA that may be incomplete. The 
evaluation of the project is being conducted by IES staff in the 
National Center for Education Evaluation. The study will use a delayed-
treatment control group design, and will examine whether there is an 
impact from access to the data on students' application for and receipt 
of federal student aid and a proxy for college enrollment. The data 
collection to address these research questions will create minimal 
burden on respondents and have limited cost to the government. IES is 
requesting permission to obtain lists of high schools and student 
rosters from the participating districts or their high schools. Other 
data for the study--completion of a FAFSA, receipt of Pell Grant, and a 
proxy for college enrollment (whether an institution of higher 
education has drawn down the Pell Grant funds for individual 
students)--will come from existing ED administrative data that will not 
generate any new burden because they are already collected for other 
purposes. The analyses will be conducted internally by IES staff on 
data that is stripped of personally identifiable information. The 
results will be summarized in an internal memo.

    Dated: September 14, 2012.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-23095 Filed 9-18-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P