Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2016) Field Test and Recruitment for Main Study, 37721 [2014-15479]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 2, 2014 / Notices mission and topics pertaining to this public meeting. Written comments should be received by the DFO at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be made available to the Board for their consideration prior to the meeting. Written comments should be submitted via email to the address for the DFO given in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section in either Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word format. The public will be offered an opportunity for oral comments during the public session as time permits. Please note that since the Board operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, all submitted comments and public presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including, but not limited to, being posted on the Board’s Web site. Dated: June 26, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2014–15431 Filed 7–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2014–ICCD–0101] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2016) Field Test and Recruitment for Main Study Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics (IES–NCES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a reinstatement without change of an existing information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2014–ICCD–0101 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Jul 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted; ED will only accept comments during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L–OM–2–2E319, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubdzela, 202–502–7411. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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: Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2016) Field Test and Recruitment for Main Study. OMB Control Number: 1850–0645. Type of Review: A reinstatement without change of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,919. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 37721 Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,142. Abstract: The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 is coordinated by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and in the U.S. administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Since its inception in 2001, PIRLS has continued to assess students every five years (2001, 2006, 2011, 2016). It is administered in more than 40 countries and provides data for internationally benchmarking U.S. performance in fourth-grade reading. PIRLS also collects background information on students, teachers, schools, curricula, and official education policies. Each successive participation in PIRLS provides trend information about U.S. 4th-grade students’ knowledge and abilities in reading relative to other countries, and about the cultural environments, teaching practices, curriculum goals, and institutional arrangements that are associated with student achievement, and how these change over time in different countries. This submission describes the overarching plan for all phases of the data collection, including the field test and the main study. The field test will take place in March– April, 2015, and the main study will take place in March–April, 2016. The purpose of the PIRLS field test is to evaluate new assessment items and background questions to ensure practices that promote low exclusion rates, and to ensure that classroom and student sampling procedures proposed for the main study are successful. This submission requests approval for recruiting for the 2015 field test and 2016 main study; conducting the 2015 field test data collection; and a description of the overarching plan for all of the phases of the data collection, including the 2016 main study. Dated: June 26, 2014. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–15479 Filed 7–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2014-ICCD-0101]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2016) Field 
Test and Recruitment for Main Study

AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education 
Statistics (IES-NCES), Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a reinstatement without 
change of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2014-ICCD-
0101 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the 
regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED 
will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note 
that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the 
comment period will not be accepted; ED will only accept comments 
during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site 
is not available. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L-OM-2-
2E319, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubdzela, 202-502-7411.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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: Progress in International Reading Literacy 
Study (PIRLS 2016) Field Test and Recruitment for Main Study.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0645.
    Type of Review: A reinstatement without change of an existing 
information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,919.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,142.
    Abstract: The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 
(PIRLS) 2016 is coordinated by the International Association for the 
Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and in the U.S. 
administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 
Since its inception in 2001, PIRLS has continued to assess students 
every five years (2001, 2006, 2011, 2016). It is administered in more 
than 40 countries and provides data for internationally benchmarking 
U.S. performance in fourth-grade reading. PIRLS also collects 
background information on students, teachers, schools, curricula, and 
official education policies. Each successive participation in PIRLS 
provides trend information about U.S. 4th-grade students' knowledge and 
abilities in reading relative to other countries, and about the 
cultural environments, teaching practices, curriculum goals, and 
institutional arrangements that are associated with student 
achievement, and how these change over time in different countries. 
This submission describes the overarching plan for all phases of the 
data collection, including the field test and the main study. The field 
test will take place in March-April, 2015, and the main study will take 
place in March-April, 2016. The purpose of the PIRLS field test is to 
evaluate new assessment items and background questions to ensure 
practices that promote low exclusion rates, and to ensure that 
classroom and student sampling procedures proposed for the main study 
are successful. This submission requests approval for recruiting for 
the 2015 field test and 2016 main study; conducting the 2015 field test 
data collection; and a description of the overarching plan for all of 
the phases of the data collection, including the 2016 main study.

    Dated: June 26, 2014.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2014-15479 Filed 7-1-14; 8:45 am]
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