Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High School and Beyond 2020 (HS&B:20) Base-Year Field Test Sampling and Recruitment, 47143 [2018-20216]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2018 / Notices Randy Silvis—Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (Field Divisions). George Jakabcin—Chief Information Officer. Danny Verneuille—Assistant Inspector General for Audit (Security and Information Technology Services). Matthew Weir—Assistant Inspector General for Audit (Compliance and Enforcement Operations). Department of Veterans Affairs Phone Number: (202) 461–4720 CIGIE Liaison—Jennifer Geldhof (202) 461–4677 Roy Fredrikson—Deputy Counselor to the Inspector General. Brent Arronte—Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations. John D. Daigh—Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections. Dated: September 12, 2018. Mark D. Jones, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2018–20243 Filed 9–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–C9–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2018–ICCD–0096] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High School and Beyond 2020 (HS&B:20) Base-Year Field Test Sampling and Recruitment 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 November 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use https://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2018–ICCD–0096. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// 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 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 9086, Washington, DC 20202–0023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela, 202–245–7377 or email 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: High School and Beyond 2020 (HS&B:20) Base-Year Field Test Sampling and Recruitment. OMB Control Number: 1850—NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,836. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,721. Abstract: The High School and Beyond 2020 study (HS&B:20) will be the sixth in a series of longitudinal studies at the high school level conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. HS&B:20 will follow a nationally- PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 47143 representative sample of ninth grade students from the start of high school in the fall of 2020 to the spring of 2024 when most will be in twelfth grade. The study sample will be freshened in 2024 to create a nationally representative sample of twelfth-graders. A high school transcript collection and additional follow-up data collections beyond high school are also planned. The NCES secondary longitudinal studies examine issues such as students’ readiness for high school; the risk factors associated with dropping out of high school; high school completion; the transition into postsecondary education and access/ choice of institution; the shift from school to work; and the pipeline into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). They inform education policy by tracking long-term trends and elucidating relationships among student, family, and school characteristics and experiences. HS&B:20 will follow the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017/18 (MGLS:2017) which followed the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Cohort of 2011 (ECLS– K:2011), thereby allowing for the study of all transitions from elementary school through high school and into higher education and/or the workforce. HS&B:20 will include surveys of students, parents, students’ math teachers, counselors, and administrators. Students will also receive assessments in mathematics and reading, and be given a 2-minute vision test and a 10-minute hearing test. This request is to conduct, beginning in January 2019, state, school district, school, and parent recruitment activities, including collection of student rosters and selection of the baseyear field test sample in preparation for the HS&B:20 base-year field test, scheduled to take place in the fall of 2019. Approval for the base-year field test data collection and base-year fullscale sampling and recruitment activities will be requested in a separate submission in early 2019. Dated: September 13, 2018. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2018–20216 Filed 9–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2018-ICCD-0096]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High 
School and Beyond 2020 (HS&B:20) Base-Year Field Test Sampling and 
Recruitment

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 
November 19, 2018.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use https://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2018-ICCD-
0096. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://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 9086, 
Washington, DC 20202-0023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela, 202-245-7377 or 
email [email protected].

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: High School and Beyond 2020 (HS&B:20) Base-
Year Field Test Sampling and Recruitment.
    OMB Control Number: 1850--NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,836.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,721.
    Abstract: The High School and Beyond 2020 study (HS&B:20) will be 
the sixth in a series of longitudinal studies at the high school level 
conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 
within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department 
of Education. HS&B:20 will follow a nationally-representative sample of 
ninth grade students from the start of high school in the fall of 2020 
to the spring of 2024 when most will be in twelfth grade. The study 
sample will be freshened in 2024 to create a nationally representative 
sample of twelfth-graders. A high school transcript collection and 
additional follow-up data collections beyond high school are also 
planned. The NCES secondary longitudinal studies examine issues such as 
students' readiness for high school; the risk factors associated with 
dropping out of high school; high school completion; the transition 
into postsecondary education and access/choice of institution; the 
shift from school to work; and the pipeline into science, technology, 
engineering, and mathematics (STEM). They inform education policy by 
tracking long-term trends and elucidating relationships among student, 
family, and school characteristics and experiences. HS&B:20 will follow 
the Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017/18 (MGLS:2017) which 
followed the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Cohort of 
2011 (ECLS-K:2011), thereby allowing for the study of all transitions 
from elementary school through high school and into higher education 
and/or the workforce. HS&B:20 will include surveys of students, 
parents, students' math teachers, counselors, and administrators. 
Students will also receive assessments in mathematics and reading, and 
be given a 2-minute vision test and a 10-minute hearing test. This 
request is to conduct, beginning in January 2019, state, school 
district, school, and parent recruitment activities, including 
collection of student rosters and selection of the base-year field test 
sample in preparation for the HS&B:20 base-year field test, scheduled 
to take place in the fall of 2019. Approval for the base-year field 
test data collection and base-year full-scale sampling and recruitment 
activities will be requested in a separate submission in early 2019.

    Dated: September 13, 2018.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
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