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Download as PDF 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. All outstanding data issues must be reconciled or resolved by the SEAs, NCES, and the Census Bureau as soon as possible, but no later than September 3, 2019. ADDRESSES AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION: SEAs may mail ED Form 2447 to: U.S. Census Bureau, ATTENTION: Economic Reimbursable Surveys Division, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746. If an SEA’s submission is received by the Census Bureau after August 15, 2019, the SEA must show one of the following as proof that the submission was mailed on or before that date: 1. A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Notices 2. A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service. 3. A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier. 4. Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary. If the SEA mails ED Form 2447 through the U.S. Postal Service, the Secretary does not accept either of the following as proof of mailing: 1. A private metered postmark. 2. A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service. Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, an SEA should check with its local post office. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SEAs may submit data online using the interactive survey form on the NPEFS data collection website at: http:// surveys.nces.ed.gov/ccdnpefs. The NPEFS interactive survey includes a digital confirmation page where a personal identification number (PIN) may be entered. A successful entry of the PIN serves as a signature by the authorizing official. Alternatively, a certification form also may be printed from the website, signed by the authorizing official, and mailed to the Economic Reimbursable Surveys Division of the Census Bureau at the Washington, DC, address provided above, within five business days after submission of the NPEFS web interactive form. Alternatively, SEAs may hand-deliver submissions by 4:00 p.m. Washington, DC, time on August 15, 2019, to: U.S. Census Bureau, Economic Reimbursable Surveys Division, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Q. Cornman, NPEFS Project Director, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Telephone: (202) 245–7753. Email: stephen.cornman@ed.gov. You may also contact an NPEFS team member at the Census Bureau. Telephone: 1–800–437– 4196 or (301) 763–1571. Email: erd.npefs.list@census.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 153(a)(1)(I) of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, 20 U.S.C. 9543(a)(1)(I), which authorizes NCES to gather data on the financing and management of education, NCES collects data annually from SEAs through ED Form 2447. The report from SEAs includes attendance, revenue, and expenditure data from which NCES determines a State’s ‘‘average per-pupil expenditure’’ (SPPE) for elementary and secondary education, as defined in section 8101(2) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7801(2)). In addition to using the SPPE data as general information on the financing of elementary and secondary education, the Secretary uses these data directly in calculating allocations for certain formula grant programs, including, but not limited to, title I, part A, of the ESEA, Impact Aid, and Indian Education programs. Other programs, such as the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program under title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants under title IV, part A of the ESEA make use of SPPE data indirectly because their formulas are based, in whole or in part, on State title I, part A, allocations. In January 2019, the Census Bureau, acting as the data collection agent for NCES, will email ED Form 2447 to SEAs, with instructions, and will request that SEAs commence submitting FY 2018 data to the Census Bureau on Thursday, January 31, 2019. SEAs are urged to submit accurate and complete data by Friday, March 29, 2019, to facilitate timely processing. Submissions by SEAs to the Census Bureau will be analyzed for accuracy and returned to each SEA for verification. SEAs must submit all data, including any revisions to FY 2017 and FY 2018 data, to the Census Bureau no later than 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 54731 NCES or the Census Bureau must be completed by Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Between August 15, 2019, and September 3, 2019, SEAs may also, on their own initiative, resubmit data to resolve issues not addressed in their final submission of NPEFS data by August 15, 2019. All outstanding data issues must be reconciled or resolved by the SEAs, NCES, and the Census Bureau as soon as possible, but no later than September 3, 2019. In order to facilitate timely submission of data, the Census Bureau will send reminder notices to SEAs in June and July of 2019. Having accurate, consistent, and timely information is critical to an efficient and fair Department of Education (Department) allocation process and to the NCES statistical process. To ensure timely distribution of Federal education funds based on the best, most accurate data available, the Department establishes, for program funding allocation purposes, Thursday, August 15, 2019, as the final date by which the SEAs must submit data using either the interactive survey form on the NPEFS data collection website at: http:// surveys.nces.ed.gov/ccdnpefs or ED Form 2447. 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 through the interactive survey form on the NPEFS data collection website or ED Form 2447 by Tuesday, September 3, 2019. If an SEA submits revised data after the final deadline that result in a lower SPPE figure, the SEA’s allocations may be adjusted downward, or the Department may direct the SEA to return funds. SEAs should be aware that all of these data are subject to audit and that, if any inaccuracies are discovered in the audit process, the Department may seek recovery of overpayments for the applicable programs. Note: The following are important dates in the data collection process for FY 2018 data and revisions to reports for previous fiscal years: Date Activity January 31, 2019 ............................ SEAs can begin to submit accurate and complete data for FY 2018 and revisions to previously submitted data for FY 2017. Date by which SEAs are urged to submit accurate and complete data for FY 2017 and FY 2018. Mandatory final submission date for FY 2017 and FY 2018 data to be used for program funding allocation purposes. Mandatory final deadline for responses by SEAs to requests for clarification or reconciliation or other inquiries by NCES or the Census Bureau. All data issues must be resolved. March 29, 2019 ............................... August 15, 2019 .............................. September 3, 2019 ......................... 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[FR Doc. 2018–23811 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Agency Information Collection Reinstatement, With Change U.S. Department of Energy. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Department of Energy (DOE) will submit a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review and approve a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired regarding reports required pursuant to the Technology Transfer Commercialization Act of 2000. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before December 31, 2018. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, please contact Phillip Harmonick, Attorney-Examiner, Office of Hearings and Appeals, as listed below, as soon as possible. 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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

AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of 
Education Sciences, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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. All outstanding data issues must 
be reconciled or resolved by the SEAs, NCES, and the Census Bureau as 
soon as possible, but no later than September 3, 2019.

ADDRESSES AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION: SEAs may mail ED Form 2447 to: 
U.S. Census Bureau, ATTENTION: Economic Reimbursable Surveys Division, 
4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746.
    If an SEA's submission is received by the Census Bureau after 
August 15, 2019, the SEA must show one of the following as proof that 
the submission was mailed on or before that date:
    1. A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.

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    2. A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    3. A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
carrier.
    4. Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary.
    If the SEA mails ED Form 2447 through the U.S. Postal Service, the 
Secretary does not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    1. A private metered postmark.
    2. A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.

    Note:  The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a 
dated postmark. Before relying on this method, an SEA should check 
with its local post office.

    SEAs may submit data online using the interactive survey form on 
the NPEFS data collection website at: http://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ccdnpefs. The NPEFS interactive survey includes a digital confirmation 
page where a personal identification number (PIN) may be entered. A 
successful entry of the PIN serves as a signature by the authorizing 
official. Alternatively, a certification form also may be printed from 
the website, signed by the authorizing official, and mailed to the 
Economic Reimbursable Surveys Division of the Census Bureau at the 
Washington, DC, address provided above, within five business days after 
submission of the NPEFS web interactive form.
    Alternatively, SEAs may hand-deliver submissions by 4:00 p.m. 
Washington, DC, time on August 15, 2019, to: U.S. Census Bureau, 
Economic Reimbursable Surveys Division, 4600 Silver Hill Road, 
Suitland, MD 20746.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Q. Cornman, NPEFS Project 
Director, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of 
Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Telephone: (202) 245-
7753. Email: [email protected]. You may also contact an NPEFS team 
member at the Census Bureau. Telephone: 1-800-437-4196 or (301) 763-
1571. Email: [email protected].
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-
877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 153(a)(1)(I) of the Education 
Sciences Reform Act of 2002, 20 U.S.C. 9543(a)(1)(I), which authorizes 
NCES to gather data on the financing and management of education, NCES 
collects data annually from SEAs through ED Form 2447. The report from 
SEAs includes attendance, revenue, and expenditure data from which NCES 
determines a State's ``average per-pupil expenditure'' (SPPE) for 
elementary and secondary education, as defined in section 8101(2) of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) 
(20 U.S.C. 7801(2)).
    In addition to using the SPPE data as general information on the 
financing of elementary and secondary education, the Secretary uses 
these data directly in calculating allocations for certain formula 
grant programs, including, but not limited to, title I, part A, of the 
ESEA, Impact Aid, and Indian Education programs. Other programs, such 
as the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program under title 
VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and the Student 
Support and Academic Enrichment Grants under title IV, part A of the 
ESEA make use of SPPE data indirectly because their formulas are based, 
in whole or in part, on State title I, part A, allocations.
    In January 2019, the Census Bureau, acting as the data collection 
agent for NCES, will email ED Form 2447 to SEAs, with instructions, and 
will request that SEAs commence submitting FY 2018 data to the Census 
Bureau on Thursday, January 31, 2019. SEAs are urged to submit accurate 
and complete data by Friday, March 29, 2019, to facilitate timely 
processing.
    Submissions by SEAs to the Census Bureau will be analyzed for 
accuracy and returned to each SEA for verification. SEAs must submit 
all data, including any revisions to FY 2017 and FY 2018 data, to the 
Census Bureau no later than 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 by Tuesday, September 3, 2019. 
Between August 15, 2019, and September 3, 2019, SEAs may also, on their 
own initiative, resubmit data to resolve issues not addressed in their 
final submission of NPEFS data by August 15, 2019. All outstanding data 
issues must be reconciled or resolved by the SEAs, NCES, and the Census 
Bureau as soon as possible, but no later than September 3, 2019.
    In order to facilitate timely submission of data, the Census Bureau 
will send reminder notices to SEAs in June and July of 2019.
    Having accurate, consistent, and timely information is critical to 
an efficient and fair Department of Education (Department) allocation 
process and to the NCES statistical process. To ensure timely 
distribution of Federal education funds based on the best, most 
accurate data available, the Department establishes, for program 
funding allocation purposes, Thursday, August 15, 2019, as the final 
date by which the SEAs must submit data using either the interactive 
survey form on the NPEFS data collection website at: http://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ccdnpefs or ED Form 2447.
    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 through the interactive survey 
form on the NPEFS data collection website or ED Form 2447 by Tuesday, 
September 3, 2019. If an SEA submits revised data after the final 
deadline that result in a lower SPPE figure, the SEA's allocations may 
be adjusted downward, or the Department may direct the SEA to return 
funds. SEAs should be aware that all of these data are subject to audit 
and that, if any inaccuracies are discovered in the audit process, the 
Department may seek recovery of overpayments for the applicable 
programs.

    Note: The following are important dates in the data collection 
process for FY 2018 data and revisions to reports for previous 
fiscal years:


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               Date                               Activity
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January 31, 2019..................  SEAs can begin to submit accurate
                                     and complete data for FY 2018 and
                                     revisions to previously submitted
                                     data for FY 2017.
March 29, 2019....................  Date by which SEAs are urged to
                                     submit accurate and complete data
                                     for FY 2017 and FY 2018.
August 15, 2019...................  Mandatory final submission date for
                                     FY 2017 and FY 2018 data to be used
                                     for program funding allocation
                                     purposes.
September 3, 2019.................  Mandatory final deadline for
                                     responses by SEAs to requests for
                                     clarification or reconciliation or
                                     other inquiries by NCES or the
                                     Census Bureau. All data issues must
                                     be resolved.
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    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities may obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to: Stephen Q. Cornman, NPEFS 
Project Director, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute 
of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Telephone: (202) 
245-7753. Email: [email protected].
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may 
access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of 
Federal Regulations via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other 
documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text 
or Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe 
Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site.
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
Federal Register by using the article search feature at: 
www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search 
feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published 
by the Department.

    Authority:  20 U.S.C. 9543.

    Dated: October 26, 2018.
Mark Schneider,
Director of the Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. 2018-23834 Filed 10-30-18; 8:45 am]
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