Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Principal Follow-Up Survey (PFS 2016-17) to the National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS 2015-16), 5545-5546 [2017-00943]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices 21st Century’s Multi-Polar, Multi-Threat Strategic Environment was unable to provide public notification of its meetings on January 24–25, 2017, as required by 41 CFR 102–3.150(a). Accordingly, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102– 3.150(b), waives the 15-calendar day notification requirement. These meetings are being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to provide independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) scientific and technical enterprise. 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[FR Doc. 2017–00981 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5545 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2016–ICCD–0126] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Principal Follow-Up Survey (PFS 2016– 17) to the National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS 2015–16) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 17, 2017. 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–0126. 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 224–84, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 5546 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices 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: Principal FollowUp Survey (PFS 2016–17) to the National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS 2015–16). OMB Control Number: 1850–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 7,240. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 603. Abstract: This request is to conduct data collection for the 2016–17 Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS), a one-year follow up of principals who responded to the 2015–16 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS). PFS is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), within the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The PFS has been conducted two times previously: Beginning in 2008–09 as a follow up to the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) in 2007–08 (OMB# 1850–0598 v.5) and, subsequently, as a follow-up to SASS in 2012–2013 (OMB# 1850–0598 v.9). During the 2015–16 school year, NCES conducted the first NTPS (OMB #1850– 0598 v.11), a redesign of SASS to improve the flexibility, efficiency, and timeliness of NCES data on the nation’s K–12 schools, principals, and teachers. The 2016–17 PFS will be the first to launch from the redesigned NTPS. The PFS survey design and content remain highly consistent with earlier administrations. The 2016–17 PFS, like earlier PFS collections, will measure the one-year attrition rates of principals who leave the profession and will permit comparisons of stayers, movers, and leavers. ‘‘Stayers’’ are principals who remain in the same school between the NTPS year of data collection and the follow-up year; ‘‘movers’’ are principals who stay in the profession but change schools between the NTPS year and the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 follow-up year; and ‘‘leavers’’ are NTPS respondents who leave the principal profession between the NTPS year and the follow-up year. The data collected in the 2016–17 PFS will be combined with data collected in the 2015–16 NTPS on principal characteristics, qualifications, and perceptions of the school environment. Together, NTPS and PFS provide national data on turnover in the principal workforce, including rates of entry and attrition from principalship, sources and characteristics of newly hired principals, and characteristics and destinations of leavers. The crosssectional repeated design of PFS allows for analyses of trends related to these topics. Dated: January 11, 2017 Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–00943 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2016–ICCD–0118] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; GEPA Section 427 Guidance for All Grant Applications Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 17, 2017. 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–0118. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 224–82, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Alfreida Pettiford, 202–245–6110. 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: GEPA Section 427 Guidance for All Grant Applications. OMB Control Number: 1894–0005. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 12,396. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 18,594. Abstract: On October 20, 1994, the Improving America’s Schools Act, Public Law 103–382(The Act), became law. The Act added a provision to the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). Section 427 of GEPA requires an applicant for assistance under Department programs to develop and describe in the grant application the steps it proposes to take to ensure equitable access to, and equitable participation in, its proposed project for students, teachers, and other program beneficiaries with special needs. The E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2016-ICCD-0126]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Principal Follow-Up Survey (PFS 2016-17) to the National 
Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS 2015-16)

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, ED is 
proposing a new information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 17, 2017.

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-
0126. 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 224-84, 
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

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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: Principal Follow-Up Survey (PFS 2016-17) to 
the National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS 2015-16).
    OMB Control Number: 1850-NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 7,240.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 603.
    Abstract: This request is to conduct data collection for the 2016-
17 Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS), a one-year follow up of principals 
who responded to the 2015-16 National Teacher and Principal Survey 
(NTPS). PFS is conducted by the National Center for Education 
Statistics (NCES), of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), within 
the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The PFS has been conducted two 
times previously: Beginning in 2008-09 as a follow up to the Schools 
and Staffing Survey (SASS) in 2007-08 (OMB# 1850-0598 v.5) and, 
subsequently, as a follow-up to SASS in 2012-2013 (OMB# 1850-0598 v.9). 
During the 2015-16 school year, NCES conducted the first NTPS (OMB 
#1850-0598 v.11), a redesign of SASS to improve the flexibility, 
efficiency, and timeliness of NCES data on the nation's K-12 schools, 
principals, and teachers. The 2016-17 PFS will be the first to launch 
from the redesigned NTPS. The PFS survey design and content remain 
highly consistent with earlier administrations. The 2016-17 PFS, like 
earlier PFS collections, will measure the one-year attrition rates of 
principals who leave the profession and will permit comparisons of 
stayers, movers, and leavers. ``Stayers'' are principals who remain in 
the same school between the NTPS year of data collection and the 
follow-up year; ``movers'' are principals who stay in the profession 
but change schools between the NTPS year and the follow-up year; and 
``leavers'' are NTPS respondents who leave the principal profession 
between the NTPS year and the follow-up year. The data collected in the 
2016-17 PFS will be combined with data collected in the 2015-16 NTPS on 
principal characteristics, qualifications, and perceptions of the 
school environment. Together, NTPS and PFS provide national data on 
turnover in the principal workforce, including rates of entry and 
attrition from principalship, sources and characteristics of newly 
hired principals, and characteristics and destinations of leavers. The 
cross-sectional repeated design of PFS allows for analyses of trends 
related to these topics.

    Dated: January 11, 2017
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-00943 Filed 1-17-17; 8:45 am]
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