Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; A Study of Reliability and Consequential Validity of a Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment System in Georgia, 42492-42493 [2018-18102]

Download as PDF 42492 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 22, 2018 / Notices Notice of Special Standards, in solicitations for the acquisition of audit services. The provision requires the apparently successful offeror to submit evidence that it is properly licensed in the state or political jurisdiction it operates its professional practice. DFARS 237.7003 prescribes the use of the clause at 252.237–7011, Preparation History, in all mortuary service solicitations and contracts. The information collected is used to verify that the remains have been properly cared for and the DD Forms 2062 and 2063 are generally used for this purpose. DFARS 237.7603(b) prescribes the use of the provision at 252.237–7024, Notice of Continuation of Essential Contractor Services, in solicitations that require the acquisition of services to support a mission essential function. 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[FR Doc. 2018–18126 Filed 8–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2018–0015; OMB Control Number 0704–0246] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Information Collection in Support of DFARS Part 245, Government Property Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 21, 2018. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) part 245, Government Property, related clauses in DFARS 252, and related forms in DFARS 253; OMB Control Number 0704–0246. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 1,745. Responses per Respondent: 16. Annual Responses: 27,920. Average Burden per Response: 1 hour. Annual Burden Hours: 27,920. Frequency: On occasion. Needs and Uses: This requirement provides for the collection of information related to providing Government property to contractors; contractor use and management of Government property; and reporting, redistribution, and disposal of property. a. DFARS 245.302(1)(i): DFARS 245.302 concerns contracts with foreign governments or international organizations. Paragraph (1)(i) requires contractors to request and obtain contracting officer approval before using Government property on work for foreign governments and international organizations. b. DFARS 245.604–3(b) and (d): DFARS 245.604–3 concerns the sale of surplus Government property. Under paragraph (b), a contractor may be directed by the plant clearance officer to issue informal invitations for bids. Under paragraph (d), a contractor may be authorized by the plant clearance officer to purchase or retain Government property at less than cost if the plant clearance officer determines this method is essential for expeditious plant clearance. c. DFARS 252.245–7003: This clause, ‘‘Contractor Property Management System Administration,’’ and DFARS 245.105, Contractor’s Property Management System Compliance, address the requirement for contractors to respond in writing to initial and final determinations from the administrative contracting officer that identifies deficiencies in the contractor’s property management system. The burden for this reporting requirement was previously approved under OMB 0704– 0480 and is being incorporated into PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0704–0246 in order to consolidate all DFARS part 245 requirements under one OMB clearance. d. DD Form 1348–1A, DoD Single Line Item Release/Receipt Document, is prescribed at DFARS 245.7001–3 and the form is used when authorized by the plant clearance officer. e. DD Form 1639, Scrap Warranty, is prescribed in the clause at DFARS 252.245–7004, Reporting, Reutilization, and Disposal. When scrap is sold by the contractor, after Government approval, the purchaser of the scrap material(s) may be required to certify, by signature on the DD Form 1639, that (i) the purchased material will be used only as scrap and (ii), if sold by the purchaser, the purchaser will obtain an identical warranty from the individual buying the scrap from the initial purchaser. The warranty contained in the DD Form 1639 expires by its terms five years from the date of the sale. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra, DoD Desk Officer, at Oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please identify the proposed information collection by DoD Desk Officer and the Docket ID number and title of the information collection. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. DoD Clearance Officer: Mr. Frederick C. Licari. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Mr. Licari at: WHS/ESD Directives Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, 2nd Floor, East Tower, Suite 03F09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2018–18123 Filed 8–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2018–ICCD–0087] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; A Study of Reliability and Consequential Validity of a Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment System in Georgia Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 22, 2018 / Notices 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 October 22, 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– 2018–ICCD–0087. 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, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9089, Washington, DC 20202–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Felicia Sanders, 202–245–6264. 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 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: A study of reliability and consequential validity of a mathematics diagnostic assessment system in Georgia. OMB Control Number: 1850—NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 44. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 606. Abstract: Several school districts in Georgia (including Forsyth and Jefferson Counties) currently use the Individual Knowledge Assessment of Number (IKAN; New Zealand Ministry of Education, 2011) and the Global Strategy Stage (GloSS; New Zealand Ministry of Education, 2012) as part of a diagnostic assessment system within their multi-tiered systems of support. The IKAN and GloSS assessments were designed for use in Grades K–8 (GaDOE, 2015). IKAN provides information on students’ number knowledge (that is, magnitude comparisons, knowledge of base 10 system and meaning of decimals and fractions), and the GloSS provides information on strategies students use when solving mathematical problems. When used together, the IKAN and GloSS assessments furnish teachers with information on how students solve mathematics problems and students’ understanding of whole and rational number concepts. Teachers can then use the information from the assessments to tailor their instruction to students’ levels of understanding and address problems that underlie lack of success with grade-level curriculum. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has received positive feedback through testimonials from district-level personnel and math coaches supporting the use of IKAN/GloSS. Yet, very limited psychometric data exists to support the use of these measures. GaDOE has not conducted reliability or validity studies using its student population. While many studies have been conducted in New Zealand by the Ministry of Education, participating Georgia school districts and the GaDOE are interested in psychometric data using teachers and students in their state in the context of their state system of standards, assessments, and accountability. Thus, through the Improving Mathematics Research Alliance, the GaDOE requested REL Southeast conduct a study to determine the reliability and validity of the IKAN/ GloSS diagnostic assessments. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42493 The three research questions guiding the project relate to the inter-assessor reliability of the GloSS and IKAN assessments when administered by two assessors within a one-week period and the consequential validity of using IKAN and GloSS diagnostic assessments (that is, teachers’ perception of their instructional utility for providing intervention). Student data from the IKAN and GloSS assessments administered by teachers and mathematics coaches will be used to answer the two research questions related to the inter-assessor reliability studies. Dated: August 17, 2018. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 22, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2018-ICCD-0087]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; A 
Study of Reliability and Consequential Validity of a Mathematics 
Diagnostic Assessment System in Georgia

AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences (IES), 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 
October 22, 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-2018-ICCD-
0087. 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, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9089, 
Washington, DC 20202-0023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Felicia Sanders, 202-245-6264.

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: A study of reliability and consequential 
validity of a mathematics diagnostic assessment system in Georgia.
    OMB Control Number: 1850--NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 44.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 606.
    Abstract: Several school districts in Georgia (including Forsyth 
and Jefferson Counties) currently use the Individual Knowledge 
Assessment of Number (IKAN; New Zealand Ministry of Education, 2011) 
and the Global Strategy Stage (GloSS; New Zealand Ministry of 
Education, 2012) as part of a diagnostic assessment system within their 
multi-tiered systems of support. The IKAN and GloSS assessments were 
designed for use in Grades K-8 (GaDOE, 2015).
    IKAN provides information on students' number knowledge (that is, 
magnitude comparisons, knowledge of base 10 system and meaning of 
decimals and fractions), and the GloSS provides information on 
strategies students use when solving mathematical problems. When used 
together, the IKAN and GloSS assessments furnish teachers with 
information on how students solve mathematics problems and students' 
understanding of whole and rational number concepts. Teachers can then 
use the information from the assessments to tailor their instruction to 
students' levels of understanding and address problems that underlie 
lack of success with grade-level curriculum.
    The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has received positive 
feedback through testimonials from district-level personnel and math 
coaches supporting the use of IKAN/GloSS. Yet, very limited 
psychometric data exists to support the use of these measures. GaDOE 
has not conducted reliability or validity studies using its student 
population. While many studies have been conducted in New Zealand by 
the Ministry of Education, participating Georgia school districts and 
the GaDOE are interested in psychometric data using teachers and 
students in their state in the context of their state system of 
standards, assessments, and accountability. Thus, through the Improving 
Mathematics Research Alliance, the GaDOE requested REL Southeast 
conduct a study to determine the reliability and validity of the IKAN/
GloSS diagnostic assessments.
    The three research questions guiding the project relate to the 
inter-assessor reliability of the GloSS and IKAN assessments when 
administered by two assessors within a one-week period and the 
consequential validity of using IKAN and GloSS diagnostic assessments 
(that is, teachers' perception of their instructional utility for 
providing intervention).
    Student data from the IKAN and GloSS assessments administered by 
teachers and mathematics coaches will be used to answer the two 
research questions related to the inter-assessor reliability studies.

    Dated: August 17, 2018.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2018-18102 Filed 8-21-18; 8:45 am]
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