Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 27621-27622 [2014-11055]

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 93 (Wednesday, May 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27621-27622]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11055]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Head Start Impact Study Participants Beyond 8th Grade.
    OMB No.: 0970-0229.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 
within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will collect 
follow-up information from children and families in the Head Start 
Impact Study. In anticipation of conducting a future follow-up for the 
study, ACF will collect information necessary to identify respondent's 
current location and follow-up with respondents in the future.
    The Head Start Impact Study is a longitudinal study involving 4,667 
first-time enrolled three- and four-year-old preschool children across 
84 nationally representative grantee/delegate agencies (in communities 
where there were more eligible children and families than can be served 
by the program). Participants were randomly assigned to either a Head 
Start group (that could enroll in Head Start services) or a control 
group (that could not enroll in Head Start services but could enroll in 
other available services selected by their parents). Data collection 
for the study began in fall of 2002 and continued through late spring 
2008 to include the participants' 3rd grade year. Location and contact 
information for participants has been collected every spring beginning 
in 2009 and continued through spring 2014.
    ACF will continue to collect a small amount of information for the 
sample through the spring of the participant's 12th grade year. To 
maintain adequate sample size, telephone interviews (with in-person 
follow-up as necessary) will be conducted in order to update the 
children's status and their location and contact information. This 
information will be collected from parents or guardians in the spring 
of 2015 and 2016. Updates will take about 20 minutes to complete.
    Respondents: The original sample of 4,667 treatment and control 
group members in the Head Start Impact Study, less 432 families that 
have given a ``hard'' refusal to participate in the study (e.g., 
adamantly refused to participate or threatened interviewers if they 
were contacted again). The number of respondents for this requested 
data collection is 4,235.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                Annual  number  Average  burden
                 Instrument                    Total  number    of  responses      hours per      Annual  burden
                                              of  respondents  per  respondent      response          hours
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Parent Tracking Interview...................            4235                1              1/3             1412
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1412.
    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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
address: OPREinfocollection@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

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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.

Karl Koerper,
Reports Clearance, Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-11055 Filed 5-13-14; 8:45 am]
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