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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Notices Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to be cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EIS. Additionally, the Corps has invited the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office and the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources to serve as commenting agencies during the preparation of the EIS. John L. Moeschen, Nebraska State Program Manager, Regulatory Branch. [FR Doc. 2018–23451 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Public Hearing and Business Meeting amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 November 14 and December 12, 2018 Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. A business meeting will be held the following month on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The hearing and meeting are open to the public and will take place at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. Public Hearing. The public hearing on November 14, 2018 will begin at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items subject to the Commission’s review will include draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges, and other projects that could have a substantial effect on the basin’s water resources. The list of projects scheduled for hearing, including project descriptions, will be posted on the Commission’s website, www.drbc.gov, in a long form of this notice at least ten days before the hearing date. Written comments on matters scheduled for hearing on November 14 will be accepted through 5 p.m. on November 19. 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Dated: October 24, 2018. Pamela M. Bush, Commission Secretary and Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–23716 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6360–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2018–ICCD–0087] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; 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: 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 30, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 54730 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Notices 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 9088, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 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: October 25, 2018. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2018–23763 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies; Submission Dates for State Revenue and Expenditure Reports for Fiscal Year 2018, Revisions to Those Reports, and Revisions to Prior Fiscal Year Reports National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary announces dates for State educational agencies (SEAs) to submit expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for fiscal year (FY) 2018, revisions to those reports, and revisions to reports for previous fiscal years. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Census Bureau is the data collection agent for this request of the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of allocations for FY 2020 appropriated funds. DATES: SEAs can begin submitting data on Thursday, January 31, 2019. SEAs are urged to submit accurate and complete data by Friday, March 29, 2019, to facilitate timely processing. The deadline for the final submission of all data, including any revisions to previously submitted data for FY 2017 and FY 2018, is Thursday, August 15, 2019. Any resubmissions of FY 2017 or FY 2018 data by SEAs in response to requests for clarification or reconciliation or other inquiries by NCES or the Census Bureau must be completed as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday, September 3, 2019. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; 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 
November 30, 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

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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 9088, 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: October 25, 2018.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2018-23763 Filed 10-30-18; 8:45 am]
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