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Download as PDF 22246 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Notices and discussions on 8/21/12 with concurrence on 8/24/12, to expand the income grid in the Part VI summary to collect a more concise breakdown of student data at the aggregate level. Dated: April 12, 2016. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2016–08735 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Announcement of an open meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans (PACEEAA). The notice also describes the functions of the PACEEAA. 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[FR Doc. 2016–08811 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2016–ICCD–0043] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS 2018) Field Test and Recruitment for Main Study 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 new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2016–ICCD–0043. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Notices Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. 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, Room 2E–103, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela at kashka.kubzdela@ed.gov. 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: International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS 2018) Field Test and Recruitment for Main Study. OMB Control Number: 1850-New Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,983. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,984. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 Abstract: The International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) is a computer-based international assessment of eighth-grade students’ computer and information literacy (CIL) skills that will provide a comparison of U.S. student performance and technology access and use with those of the international peers. ICILS collects data on eighth-grade students’ abilities to collect, manage, evaluate, and share digital information; their understanding of issues related to the safe and responsible use of electronic information; on student access to, use of, and engagement with ICT at school and at home; school environments for teaching and learning CIL; and teacher practices and experiences with ICT. The data collected through ICILS will also provide information about the nature and extent of the possible ‘‘digital divide’’ and has the potential to inform understanding of the relationship between technology skills and experience and student performance in other core subject areas. ICILS is conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), an international collective of research organizations and government agencies that create the assessment framework, assessment, and background questionnaires. In the U.S., the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) conducts this study. In preparation for the ICILS 2018 main study, NCES will conduct a field test from March through May 2017 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. The U.S. ICILS main study will be conducted in the spring of 2018. Field recruitment will begin in October 2016 and main study recruitment in May of 2017. This request is for the 2017 field test and the 2018 main study recruitment activities and the 2017 field test data collection. Dated: April 12, 2016. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2016–08723 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22247 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2016–ICCD–0010] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EZAudit: Electronic Submission of Financial Statements and Compliance Audits Federal Student Aid (FSA), 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 an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2016–ICCD–0010. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. 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, Room 2E–103, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Ti Baker, 202– 377–3156. 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 73 (Friday, April 15, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2016-ICCD-0043]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS 2018) 
Field Test and Recruitment for Main Study

AGENCY: 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 new information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 14, 2016.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2016-ICCD-
0043. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the

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Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting 
the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand 
delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those 
submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. 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, Room 2E-103, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela at 
kashka.kubzdela@ed.gov.

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: International Computer and Information 
Literacy Study (ICILS 2018) Field Test and Recruitment for Main Study.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-New
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,983.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,984.
    Abstract: The International Computer and Information Literacy Study 
(ICILS) is a computer-based international assessment of eighth-grade 
students' computer and information literacy (CIL) skills that will 
provide a comparison of U.S. student performance and technology access 
and use with those of the international peers. ICILS collects data on 
eighth-grade students' abilities to collect, manage, evaluate, and 
share digital information; their understanding of issues related to the 
safe and responsible use of electronic information; on student access 
to, use of, and engagement with ICT at school and at home; school 
environments for teaching and learning CIL; and teacher practices and 
experiences with ICT. The data collected through ICILS will also 
provide information about the nature and extent of the possible 
``digital divide'' and has the potential to inform understanding of the 
relationship between technology skills and experience and student 
performance in other core subject areas. ICILS is conducted by the 
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement 
(IEA), an international collective of research organizations and 
government agencies that create the assessment framework, assessment, 
and background questionnaires. In the U.S., the National Center for 
Education Statistics (NCES) conducts this study. In preparation for the 
ICILS 2018 main study, NCES will conduct a field test from March 
through May 2017 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. The U.S. ICILS main study will be conducted 
in the spring of 2018. Field recruitment will begin in October 2016 and 
main study recruitment in May of 2017. This request is for the 2017 
field test and the 2018 main study recruitment activities and the 2017 
field test data collection.

    Dated: April 12, 2016.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
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