Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 70231 [2015-28815]

Download as PDF 70231 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 219 / Friday, November 13, 2015 / Notices [FR Doc. 2015–28870 Filed 11–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–C DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). OMB No.: 0970–0151. Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a new round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). Featuring a new ‘‘Core Plus’’ study design, FACES will provide data on a set of key indicators, including information for performance measures. The design allows for more rapid and frequent data reporting (Core studies) and serves as a vehicle for studying more complex issues and topics in greater detail and with increased efficiency (Plus studies). The FACES Core study will assess the school readiness skills of Head Start children, survey their parents, and ask their Head Start teachers to rate children’s social and emotional skills. In addition, FACES will include observations in Head Start classrooms, and program director, center director, and teacher surveys. FACES Plus studies include additional survey content of policy or programmatic interest, and may include additional programs or respondents beyond those participating in the Core FACES study. Previous notices provided the opportunity for public comment on the proposed Head Start program recruitment and center selection process (FR V.78, pg. 75569 12/12/2013; FR V.79, pg. 8461 02/12/2014), the childlevel data collection in fall 2014 and spring 2015(FR V. 79, pg. 11445 02/28/ 2014; FR V. 79; pg. 27620 5/14/2014), the program- and classroom-level spring 2015 data collection activities (FR v.79; pg. 73077 12/09/2014), and the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES) child-level data collection activities in fall 2015 and spring 2016 (FR V. 80, pg. 30250 08/07/2015). This 30-day notice describes the planned additional data collection activities for AI/AN FACES in spring 2016, including surveys with parents, teachers, program directors, and center directors. AI/AN FACES spring 2016 data collection includes site visits to 37 centers in 22 Head Start programs. As in fall 2015, parents of sampled children will complete surveys on the Web or by telephone (or in person if needed) about their children, activities family members engage in with their children, and family and household background characteristics. Head Start teachers, program directors, and center directors will complete surveys about the Head Start classroom or program and their own background using the Web or paper-and-pencil forms. The purpose of the Core data collection is to support the 2007 reauthorization of the Head Start program (Pub. L. 110–134), which calls for periodic assessments of Head Start’s quality and effectiveness. As additional information collection activities are fully developed, in a manner consistent with the description provided in the 60day notice (79 FR 11445) and prior to use, we will submit these materials for a 30-day public comment period under the Paperwork Reduction Act. Respondents: Parents of Head Start children, Head Start teachers and Head Start staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—CURRENT INFORMATION COLLECTION REQUEST Total number of respondents Instrument Head Start core parent survey for plus study (AI/AN FACES Spring 2016) ........................................................ Head Start core teacher survey for plus study (AI/AN FACES) ............................................................................ Head Start program director core survey for plus study (AI/AN FACES) ................................................................. Head Start center director core survey for plus study (AI/ AN FACES) ...................................................................... jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Total .............................................................................. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:03 Nov 12, 2015 Jkt 238001 Number of responses per respondent Annual number of respondents Estimated annual burden hours 800 267 1 0.50 134 80 27 1 0.58 16 22 7 1 0.33 2 37 12 1 0.33 4 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 156 Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, ACF Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–28815 Filed 11–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–22–P PO 00000 Average burden hour per response Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: State Self-Assessment Review and Report. OMB No.: 0970–0223. Description: Section 454(15)(A) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, requires each State to annually assess E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES).
    OMB No.: 0970-0151.
    Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation 
(OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data for a 
new round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 
(FACES). Featuring a new ``Core Plus'' study design, FACES will provide 
data on a set of key indicators, including information for performance 
measures. The design allows for more rapid and frequent data reporting 
(Core studies) and serves as a vehicle for studying more complex issues 
and topics in greater detail and with increased efficiency (Plus 
studies).
    The FACES Core study will assess the school readiness skills of 
Head Start children, survey their parents, and ask their Head Start 
teachers to rate children's social and emotional skills. In addition, 
FACES will include observations in Head Start classrooms, and program 
director, center director, and teacher surveys. FACES Plus studies 
include additional survey content of policy or programmatic interest, 
and may include additional programs or respondents beyond those 
participating in the Core FACES study.
    Previous notices provided the opportunity for public comment on the 
proposed Head Start program recruitment and center selection process 
(FR V.78, pg. 75569 12/12/2013; FR V.79, pg. 8461 02/12/2014), the 
child-level data collection in fall 2014 and spring 2015(FR V. 79, pg. 
11445 02/28/2014; FR V. 79; pg. 27620 5/14/2014), the program- and 
classroom-level spring 2015 data collection activities (FR v.79; pg. 
73077 12/09/2014), and the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start 
Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES) child-level data 
collection activities in fall 2015 and spring 2016 (FR V. 80, pg. 30250 
08/07/2015). This 30-day notice describes the planned additional data 
collection activities for AI/AN FACES in spring 2016, including surveys 
with parents, teachers, program directors, and center directors.
    AI/AN FACES spring 2016 data collection includes site visits to 37 
centers in 22 Head Start programs. As in fall 2015, parents of sampled 
children will complete surveys on the Web or by telephone (or in person 
if needed) about their children, activities family members engage in 
with their children, and family and household background 
characteristics. Head Start teachers, program directors, and center 
directors will complete surveys about the Head Start classroom or 
program and their own background using the Web or paper-and-pencil 
forms.
    The purpose of the Core data collection is to support the 2007 
reauthorization of the Head Start program (Pub. L. 110-134), which 
calls for periodic assessments of Head Start's quality and 
effectiveness. As additional information collection activities are 
fully developed, in a manner consistent with the description provided 
in the 60-day notice (79 FR 11445) and prior to use, we will submit 
these materials for a 30-day public comment period under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act.
    Respondents: Parents of Head Start children, Head Start teachers 
and Head Start staff.

                         Annual Burden Estimates--Current Information Collection Request
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                                   Total  number  Annual  number    Number  of        Average        Estimated
           Instrument                   of              of        responses  per   burden  hour   annual  burden
                                    respondents     respondents      respondent    per  response       hours
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Head Start core parent survey                800             267               1            0.50             134
 for plus study (AI/AN FACES
 Spring 2016)...................
Head Start core teacher survey                80              27               1            0.58              16
 for plus study (AI/AN FACES)...
Head Start program director core              22               7               1            0.33               2
 survey for plus study (AI/AN
 FACES).........................
Head Start center director core               37              12               1            0.33               4
 survey for plus study (AI/AN
 FACES).........................
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    Total.......................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............             156
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    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained 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. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best 
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 
OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration 
for Children and Families.

Robert Sargis,
ACF Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-28815 Filed 11-12-15; 8:45 am]
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