Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017-18 (MGLS:2017) Operational Field Test (OFT) and Recruitment for Main Study Base-year, 48779-48780 [2016-17517]

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[FR Doc. 2016–17657 Filed 7–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2016–ICCD–0086] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017–18 (MGLS:2017) Operational Field Test (OFT) and Recruitment for Main Study Base-year National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of Education (ED), ACTION: Notice. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 September 26, 2016. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:28 Jul 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 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–0086. 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–347, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact NCES Information Collections at NCES.Information.Collections@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: Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017–18 (MGLS: 2017) Operational Field Test (OFT) and Recruitment for Main Study Base-year. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48779 OMB Control Number: 1850–0911. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 33,374. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 14,235. Abstract: The Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017–18 (MGLS:2017) is the first study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to follow a nationally-representative sample of students as they enter and move through the middle grades (grades 6–8). The data collected through repeated measures of key constructs will provide a rich descriptive picture of the academic experiences and development of students during these critical years and will allow researchers to examine associations between contextual factors and student outcomes. The study will focus on student achievement in mathematics and literacy along with measures of student socioemotional wellbeing and other outcomes. The study will also include a special sample of students with different types of disabilities that will provide descriptive information on their outcomes, educational experiences, and special education services. Main Study Baseyear data for the MGLS:2017 will be collected from a nationallyrepresentative sample of 6th grade students beginning in January 2018, with annual follow-ups beginning in January 2019 and in January 2020 when most of the students in the sample will be in grades 7 and 8, respectively. In preparation for the national data collection, referred to as the Main Study, the data collection instruments and procedures must be field tested. This request is to conduct three components of the study: (1) The MGLS:2017 Operational Field Test (OFT) data collection from January to June 2017; (2) the recruitment of schools for the Main Study Base-year beginning in January 2017; and (3) the tracking of OFT students and associated recruitment of schools beginning in summer 2017 in preparation for the first follow-up OFT data collection. An Item Validation Field Test (IVFT) was conducted in the winter/spring of 2016 to determine the psychometric properties of assessment and survey items and the predictive potential of items so that valid, reliable, and useful assessment and survey instruments can be composed for the Main Study. The primary purpose of the OFT is to: Obtain information on recruiting, particularly for students in three focal E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 48780 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 26, 2016 / Notices IDEA-defined disability groups; obtain a tracking sample that can be used to study mobility patterns in subsequent years; and test protocols and administrative procedures. The OFT will inform the materials and procedures for the main study base year and follow-up data collections. Because the OFT recruitment will still be ongoing at the time this request is approved, the burden and materials from the MGLS:2017 Recruitment for the 2017 OFT request (OMB# 1850– 0911 v. 6,9,10) are being carried over in this submission. Dated: July 20, 2016. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2016–17517 Filed 7–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER16–1649–000] California Independent System Operator Corporation; Notice Rescheduling Technical Conference July 18, 2016. The technical conference originally scheduled for September 30, 2016, in the above-referenced proceeding, is hereby rescheduled to convene on September 16, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). It will occur at the Commission’s offices at 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.1 Dated: July 18, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–17519 Filed 7–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. ER16–2169–000] Algonquin SKIC 20 Solar, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of 1 See the Notice of Technical Conference issued on July 14, 2016, for additional details regarding this conference. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:28 Jul 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 Algonquin SKIC 20 Solar, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is August 8, 2016. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: July 18, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–17530 Filed 7–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP16–1088–000. Applicants: Trailblazer Pipeline Company LLC. Description: Report Filing: Supplemental Filing to RP16–1088. Filed Date: 7/14/16. Accession Number: 20160714–5000. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/26/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1090–000. Applicants: Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate Agmt—EQT to be effective 7/8/2016. Filed Date: 7/13/16. Accession Number: 20160713–5106. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/25/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–1091–000. Applicants: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: S–2 Tracker Effective 8–1–2016 to be effective 8/1/2016. Filed Date: 7/14/16. Accession Number: 20160714–5023. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/26/16. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and § 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. Filings in Existing Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP16–979–001. Applicants: Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: Compliance filing AGT Cleanup RP16–979 Compliance Filing to be effective 7/1/2016. Filed Date: 7/12/16. Accession Number: 20160712–5048. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/25/16. Any person desiring to protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 143 (Tuesday, July 26, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2016-ICCD-0086]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Middle 
Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017-18 (MGLS:2017) Operational Field Test 
(OFT) and Recruitment for Main Study Base-year

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 revision of an existing 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 26, 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-
0086. 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-347, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact NCES Information Collections at 
NCES.Information.Collections@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: Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017-18 
(MGLS: 2017) Operational Field Test (OFT) and Recruitment for Main 
Study Base-year.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0911.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 33,374.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 14,235.
    Abstract: The Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017-18 
(MGLS:2017) is the first study conducted by the National Center for 
Education Statistics (NCES) to follow a nationally-representative 
sample of students as they enter and move through the middle grades 
(grades 6-8). The data collected through repeated measures of key 
constructs will provide a rich descriptive picture of the academic 
experiences and development of students during these critical years and 
will allow researchers to examine associations between contextual 
factors and student outcomes. The study will focus on student 
achievement in mathematics and literacy along with measures of student 
socioemotional wellbeing and other outcomes. The study will also 
include a special sample of students with different types of 
disabilities that will provide descriptive information on their 
outcomes, educational experiences, and special education services. Main 
Study Base-year data for the MGLS:2017 will be collected from a 
nationally-representative sample of 6th grade students beginning in 
January 2018, with annual follow-ups beginning in January 2019 and in 
January 2020 when most of the students in the sample will be in grades 
7 and 8, respectively. In preparation for the national data collection, 
referred to as the Main Study, the data collection instruments and 
procedures must be field tested. This request is to conduct three 
components of the study: (1) The MGLS:2017 Operational Field Test (OFT) 
data collection from January to June 2017; (2) the recruitment of 
schools for the Main Study Base-year beginning in January 2017; and (3) 
the tracking of OFT students and associated recruitment of schools 
beginning in summer 2017 in preparation for the first follow-up OFT 
data collection. An Item Validation Field Test (IVFT) was conducted in 
the winter/spring of 2016 to determine the psychometric properties of 
assessment and survey items and the predictive potential of items so 
that valid, reliable, and useful assessment and survey instruments can 
be composed for the Main Study. The primary purpose of the OFT is to: 
Obtain information on recruiting, particularly for students in three 
focal

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IDEA-defined disability groups; obtain a tracking sample that can be 
used to study mobility patterns in subsequent years; and test protocols 
and administrative procedures. The OFT will inform the materials and 
procedures for the main study base year and follow-up data collections. 
Because the OFT recruitment will still be ongoing at the time this 
request is approved, the burden and materials from the MGLS:2017 
Recruitment for the 2017 OFT request (OMB# 1850-0911 v. 6,9,10) are 
being carried over in this submission.

    Dated: July 20, 2016.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
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