Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) 109: Teachers' Use of Technology for School and Homework Assignments-Preliminary Activities, 52895-52896 [2017-24733]

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Authority: Title III, Part D, Section 347, of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended in 1998 (20 U.S.C. 1066f). Kathleen Smith, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. 2017–24676 Filed 11–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2017–ICCD–0138] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) 109: Teachers’ Use of Technology for School and Homework Assignments— Preliminary Activities 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 reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 16, 2018. 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– 2017–ICCD–0138. 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 216–32, 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52895 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: Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) 109: Teachers’ Use of Technology for School and Homework Assignments—Preliminary Activities. OMB Control Number: 1850–0857. Type of Review: A reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,100. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,161. Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) requests OMB approval to conduct teacher list collection and district recruitment for the Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) 109 survey on teachers’ use of technology for school and homework assignments in public schools. NCES is conducting this FRSS survey as part of the IES response to the request in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA, 20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.) to provide information about the educational impact of access to digital learning resources (DLRs) outside of the classroom. The expanding use of technology affects the lives of students both inside and outside the classroom. For this reason, the role of technology in education is an increasingly E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 52896 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 15, 2017 / Notices important area of research. While access to technology can provide valuable learning opportunities to students, technology by itself does not guarantee successful outcomes. Schools and teachers play an important role in successfully integrating technology into teaching and learning. Findings from the FRSS 109 study will provide insight on the types and availability of DLRs outside of the classroom, and will contribute to IES legislatively mandated report on the educational impact of access to DLRs outside the classroom. To provide the needed data, FRSS 109 will collect nationally representative data from public school teachers about their use of DLRs for teaching, and how their knowledge and beliefs about their students’ access to DLRs outside the classroom affect the assignments they give. The survey will focus on information that can best be provided by teachers from their perspective and direct interaction with students. FRSS 109 will provide national statistics on: (1) Teachers’ knowledge and beliefs about students’ access to technology for doing school assignments outside of school; (2) Barriers and challenges teachers believe their students face in using technology for class assignments outside of school; and (3) Computers that the district or school may make available to students for use outside of class time. This request is for FRSS 109 preliminary activities, including securing research approval from special contact school districts beginning in April 2018 and obtaining teacher lists from sampled schools beginning in August 2018. Dated: November 9, 2017. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–24733 Filed 11–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy MHK Distributed and Alternate Applications Forum Water Power Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of public forum. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This notice serves to announce that the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) within the Department of Energy (DOE) intends to SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Nov 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 hold a marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) Distributed and Alternate Applications Forum (‘‘Forum’’) in Washington, DC from December 5–7, 2017. The purpose of the Forum is to gather the latest information on potential high-priority alternative markets for MHK technologies. 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This is an opportunity for all attendees to provide feedback and input into which markets are best suited to the different marine energy technologies, and how devices can be designed and operated to maximize their benefits for each application. Public Participation The event is open to the public based upon space availability. DOE will also accept public comments as described above for purposes of better understanding the marine and hydrokinetic industry along with the alternative markets to be discussed at the Forum. These comments may be submitted at Alexsandra.lemke@ EE.DOE.Gov. The expiration date for public comment is December 5. Participants should limit information and comments to those based on personal experience, individual advice, information, or facts regarding this topic. It is not the object of this session to obtain any group position or consensus from the meeting participants. Following the meeting, a summary will be compiled by DOE and posted for public comment. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2017-ICCD-0138]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Fast 
Response Survey System (FRSS) 109: Teachers' Use of Technology for 
School and Homework Assignments--Preliminary Activities

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 reinstatement of a previously approved information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 16, 2018.

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-2017-ICCD-
0138. 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 216-32, 
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: Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) 109: 
Teachers' Use of Technology for School and Homework Assignments--
Preliminary Activities.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0857.
    Type of Review: A reinstatement of a previously approved 
information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,100.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,161.
    Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 
requests OMB approval to conduct teacher list collection and district 
recruitment for the Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) 109 survey on 
teachers' use of technology for school and homework assignments in 
public schools. NCES is conducting this FRSS survey as part of the IES 
response to the request in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 
(ESSA, 20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.) to provide information about the 
educational impact of access to digital learning resources (DLRs) 
outside of the classroom. The expanding use of technology affects the 
lives of students both inside and outside the classroom. For this 
reason, the role of technology in education is an increasingly

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important area of research. While access to technology can provide 
valuable learning opportunities to students, technology by itself does 
not guarantee successful outcomes. Schools and teachers play an 
important role in successfully integrating technology into teaching and 
learning. Findings from the FRSS 109 study will provide insight on the 
types and availability of DLRs outside of the classroom, and will 
contribute to IES legislatively mandated report on the educational 
impact of access to DLRs outside the classroom. To provide the needed 
data, FRSS 109 will collect nationally representative data from public 
school teachers about their use of DLRs for teaching, and how their 
knowledge and beliefs about their students' access to DLRs outside the 
classroom affect the assignments they give. The survey will focus on 
information that can best be provided by teachers from their 
perspective and direct interaction with students. FRSS 109 will provide 
national statistics on: (1) Teachers' knowledge and beliefs about 
students' access to technology for doing school assignments outside of 
school; (2) Barriers and challenges teachers believe their students 
face in using technology for class assignments outside of school; and 
(3) Computers that the district or school may make available to 
students for use outside of class time. This request is for FRSS 109 
preliminary activities, including securing research approval from 
special contact school districts beginning in April 2018 and obtaining 
teacher lists from sampled schools beginning in August 2018.

    Dated: November 9, 2017.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2017-24733 Filed 11-14-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4000-01-P