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Download as PDF 38858 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 131 / Wednesday, July 9, 2014 / Notices Leidos facility phone number: 1–310– 416–8300 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Johnson, timothy.johnson.91.ctr@us.af.mil, (310) 416–8476 Or Captain Frank Clark, SMCGPER@us.af.mil, (310) 653–2041. Henry Williams, Acting Air Force Federal Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–15911 Filed 7–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2014–ICCD–0103] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (ECLS– K:2011) Spring 4th Grade Data Collection & Recruitment for 5th Grade Institute of Education Sciences (IES)/National Center for Education Statistics (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 [insert one of the following: A revision of an existing information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 8, 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–0103 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. 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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: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (ECLS–K:2011) Spring 4th Grade Data Collection & Recruitment for 5th Grade. OMB Control Number: 1850–0750. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State or Local governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 140,208. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 49,507. 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 nonparental care providers, as well as direct child FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 OMBs clearance for (1) a spring 2015 fourth-grade national data collection and (2) recruitment for the spring 2016 fifth-grade data collection. Dated: July 2, 2014. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–15945 Filed 7–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2014–ICCD–0071] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; 2015 National Household Education Survey (NHES 2015) Full Scale Data Collection Institute of Education Sciences/ National Center for Education Statistics (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 revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 8, 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–0071 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 131 / Wednesday, July 9, 2014 / Notices 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: 2015 National Household Education Survey (NHES 2015) Full Scale Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 1850–0768. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 198,736. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 32,240. Abstract: The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). NHES is NCESs principal mechanism for addressing education topics appropriate for households rather than establishments. Such topics cover a wide range of issues, including early childhood care and education, VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:08 Jul 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 children’s readiness for school, parent perceptions of school safety and discipline, before- and after-school activities of school-age children, participation in adult education and training, parent involvement in education, school choice, homeschooling, and civic involvement. The NHES consists of a series of rotating surveys using a two-stage design in which a household screener collects household membership and key characteristics for sampling and then appropriate topical survey(s) are mailed to sample members. Data from the NHES are used to provide national cross-sectional estimates on populations of special interest to education researchers and policymakers. For surveys about children, the population of interest is defined by age or grade in school, or both, depending on the particular survey topic and research questions. For surveys of adults, the population of interest is those aged 16 to 65 who are not enrolled in grade 12 or below, excluding those on active duty military service and those who are institutionalized. The NHES targets these populations using specific screening and sampling procedures. The NHES design also yields estimates for subgroups of interest for each child and adult survey. In addition to providing cross-sectional estimates, the NHES is designed to produce estimates from repeated cross sections to measure changes in key statistics. NHES surveys were conducted approximately every other year from 1991 through 2007 using random digit dial (RDD) methodology; beginning in 2012 NHES began collecting data by mail to improve response rates. This submission seeks clearance to repeat the child topical surveys conducted in 2012, Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) and Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP), to begin to measure changes over time with the new methodology. It also seeks clearance to conduct the first adult topical survey in NHES since 2005, the Credentials for Work Survey (CWS), and to pilot an adult topical survey for NHES:2017, the Training for Work Survey (TWS). The adult surveys were developed in conjunction with the Interagency Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment (GEMEnA) and the CWS was pilot tested in the 2014 NHES Feasibility Study. Data collection approaches that were most successful at balancing the need to limit overall bias, respondent burden, and cost in the Feasibility Study will be used for the 2015 data collection. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38859 Dated: July 2, 2014. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–15935 Filed 7–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research— Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2014-ICCD-0071]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment 
Request; 2015 National Household Education Survey (NHES 2015) Full 
Scale Data Collection

AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences/National Center for Education 
Statistics (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 revision of an existing 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 8, 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-
0071 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

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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: 2015 National Household Education Survey (NHES 
2015) Full Scale Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0768.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 198,736.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 32,240.
    Abstract: The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) 
is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 
NHES is NCESs principal mechanism for addressing education topics 
appropriate for households rather than establishments. Such topics 
cover a wide range of issues, including early childhood care and 
education, children's readiness for school, parent perceptions of 
school safety and discipline, before- and after-school activities of 
school-age children, participation in adult education and training, 
parent involvement in education, school choice, homeschooling, and 
civic involvement. The NHES consists of a series of rotating surveys 
using a two-stage design in which a household screener collects 
household membership and key characteristics for sampling and then 
appropriate topical survey(s) are mailed to sample members. Data from 
the NHES are used to provide national cross-sectional estimates on 
populations of special interest to education researchers and 
policymakers. For surveys about children, the population of interest is 
defined by age or grade in school, or both, depending on the particular 
survey topic and research questions. For surveys of adults, the 
population of interest is those aged 16 to 65 who are not enrolled in 
grade 12 or below, excluding those on active duty military service and 
those who are institutionalized. The NHES targets these populations 
using specific screening and sampling procedures. The NHES design also 
yields estimates for subgroups of interest for each child and adult 
survey. In addition to providing cross-sectional estimates, the NHES is 
designed to produce estimates from repeated cross sections to measure 
changes in key statistics. NHES surveys were conducted approximately 
every other year from 1991 through 2007 using random digit dial (RDD) 
methodology; beginning in 2012 NHES began collecting data by mail to 
improve response rates. This submission seeks clearance to repeat the 
child topical surveys conducted in 2012, Parent and Family Involvement 
in Education (PFI) and Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP), to 
begin to measure changes over time with the new methodology. It also 
seeks clearance to conduct the first adult topical survey in NHES since 
2005, the Credentials for Work Survey (CWS), and to pilot an adult 
topical survey for NHES:2017, the Training for Work Survey (TWS). The 
adult surveys were developed in conjunction with the Interagency 
Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment 
(GEMEnA) and the CWS was pilot tested in the 2014 NHES Feasibility 
Study. Data collection approaches that were most successful at 
balancing the need to limit overall bias, respondent burden, and cost 
in the Feasibility Study will be used for the 2015 data collection.

    Dated: July 2, 2014.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2014-15935 Filed 7-8-14; 8:45 am]
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