Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education, 18830-18831 [2019-08938]

Download as PDF 18830 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 85 / Thursday, May 2, 2019 / Notices The purpose of the GEAR UP partnership and state applications is to allow partnerships and states to apply for funding under the GEAR UP program. Dated: April 29, 2019. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–08932 Filed 5–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary announces tests, test forms, and delivery formats that the Secretary determines to be suitable for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS). This notice relates to the approved information collections under OMB control numbers 1830–0027 and 1830–0567. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John LeMaster, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 11–152, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–7240. Telephone: (202) 245– 6218. Email: John.LeMaster@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll-free, at 1–800–877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 14, 2008, and as amended on August 19, 2016, we published in the Federal Register final regulations for 34 CFR part 462, Measuring Educational Gain in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS regulations) (73 FR 2305, Jan. 14, 2008, as amended at 81 FR 55552, Aug. 19, 2016). The NRS regulations established the process the Secretary uses to determine the suitability of tests for use in the NRS by States and local eligible providers. We annually publish in the Federal Register, and post on the internet at www.nrsweb.org, a list of the names of tests and the educational functioning levels the tests are suitable to measure in the NRS as required by § 462.12(c)(2). On September 7, 2017, the Secretary published in the Federal Register (82 FR 42339) an annual notice of tests determined to be suitable for use in the khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 May 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 NRS (September 2017 notice). In the September 2017 notice, the Secretary announced a new test and test forms that were determined to be suitable for use in the NRS, in accordance with § 462.13. On February 5, 2018, the Secretary published in the Federal Register (83 FR 5087) an annual notice of tests determined to be suitable for use in the NRS (February 2018 notice). In the February 2018 notice, the Secretary announced a new test and test forms that were determined to be suitable for use in the NRS, in accordance with § 462.13. On September 21, 2018, the Secretary published in the Federal Register (83 FR 47910) an annual notice of tests determined to be suitable for use in the NRS (September 2018 notice). In the September 2018 notice, the Secretary announced a list of English as a Second Language (ESL) tests and test forms determined to be suitable for use in the NRS, previously approved for an extended period through February 2, 2019, and approved these tests and test forms for an additional period through February 2, 2021. The Secretary also announced a list of tests with NRS approvals expiring on February 2, 2019, which States and local providers may continue to use during a sunset period ending on June 30, 2019. On March 7, 2019, the Secretary published in the Federal Register (84 FR 8322) an annual notice of tests determined to be suitable for use in the NRS (March 2019 notice). In the March 2019 notice, the Secretary announced a new test and test forms that were determined to be suitable for use in the NRS, in accordance with § 462.13. In this notice, the Secretary announces new tests that have been determined to be suitable for use in the NRS, in accordance with § 462.13. These tests measure the new NRS educational functioning levels for Literacy/English Language Arts and Mathematics at Adult Basic Education (ABE) levels 2 through 6, as described in Appendix A of Measures and Methods for the National Reporting System for Adult Education (OMB Control Number: 1830–0027). Adult education programs must use only the forms and computer-based delivery formats for the tests approved in this notice or in the September 2017, February 2018, September 2018, or March 2019 notices. If a particular test form or computer delivery format is not explicitly specified for a test in this notice or in the September 2017, February 2018, September 2018, or March 2019 notices, it is not approved for use in the NRS. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the NRS for a 7-Year Period From the Publication Date of This Notice The Secretary has determined that the following tests are suitable for use at ABE levels 2 through 6 of the NRS for a period of 7 years from the publication date of this notice: (1) Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test—College and Career Readiness (MAPT–CCR) for Reading. This test is approved for use through a computeradaptive delivery format. Publisher: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Education, 156 Hills South, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. Telephone: (413) 545–0564. Internet: www.doe.mass.edu/acls/assessment/. (2) Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test—College and Career Readiness (MAPT–CCR) for Mathematics. This test is approved for use through a computeradaptive delivery format. Publisher: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Education, 156 Hills South, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. Telephone: (413) 545–0564. Internet: www.doe.mass.edu/acls/assessment/. Revocation of Tests: Under certain circumstances, the Secretary may revoke the determination that a test is suitable (see § 462.12(e)). If the Secretary revokes the determination of suitability, the Secretary announces the revocation, as well as the date by which States and local eligible providers must stop using the revoked test, through a notice published in the Federal Register and posted on the internet at www.nrsweb.org. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (such as braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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 at www.govinfo.gov. 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. E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 18831 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 85 / Thursday, May 2, 2019 / Notices 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. Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 3292. Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education. [FR Doc. 2019–08938 Filed 5–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2019–ICCD–0018] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Client Assistance Program Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 3, 2019. 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– 2019–ICCD–0018. 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. SUMMARY: If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. 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 April Trice, 202–245–6074. 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: Application for Client Assistance Program. OMB Control Number: 1820–0520. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 57. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 9. Abstract: This form is used by states to request funds to establish and carry out Client Assistance Programs (CAP). CAP is mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (Rehabilitation Act), as amended by Title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to assist consumers and applicants in their relationships with projects, programs and services provided under the Rehabilitation Act including the Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment programs and the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind program. Dated: April 24, 2019. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Clearance Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 85 (Thursday, May 2, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the National Reporting 
System for Adult Education

AGENCY: Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces tests, test forms, and delivery 
formats that the Secretary determines to be suitable for use in the 
National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS). This notice 
relates to the approved information collections under OMB control 
numbers 1830-0027 and 1830-0567.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John LeMaster, Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 11-152, Potomac Center Plaza, 
Washington, DC 20202-7240. Telephone: (202) 245-6218. Email: 
[email protected].
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll-free, at 1-
800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 14, 2008, and as amended on 
August 19, 2016, we published in the Federal Register final regulations 
for 34 CFR part 462, Measuring Educational Gain in the National 
Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS regulations) (73 FR 2305, 
Jan. 14, 2008, as amended at 81 FR 55552, Aug. 19, 2016). The NRS 
regulations established the process the Secretary uses to determine the 
suitability of tests for use in the NRS by States and local eligible 
providers. We annually publish in the Federal Register, and post on the 
internet at www.nrsweb.org, a list of the names of tests and the 
educational functioning levels the tests are suitable to measure in the 
NRS as required by Sec.  462.12(c)(2).
    On September 7, 2017, the Secretary published in the Federal 
Register (82 FR 42339) an annual notice of tests determined to be 
suitable for use in the NRS (September 2017 notice). In the September 
2017 notice, the Secretary announced a new test and test forms that 
were determined to be suitable for use in the NRS, in accordance with 
Sec.  462.13.
    On February 5, 2018, the Secretary published in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 5087) an annual notice of tests determined to be 
suitable for use in the NRS (February 2018 notice). In the February 
2018 notice, the Secretary announced a new test and test forms that 
were determined to be suitable for use in the NRS, in accordance with 
Sec.  462.13.
    On September 21, 2018, the Secretary published in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 47910) an annual notice of tests determined to be 
suitable for use in the NRS (September 2018 notice). In the September 
2018 notice, the Secretary announced a list of English as a Second 
Language (ESL) tests and test forms determined to be suitable for use 
in the NRS, previously approved for an extended period through February 
2, 2019, and approved these tests and test forms for an additional 
period through February 2, 2021. The Secretary also announced a list of 
tests with NRS approvals expiring on February 2, 2019, which States and 
local providers may continue to use during a sunset period ending on 
June 30, 2019.
    On March 7, 2019, the Secretary published in the Federal Register 
(84 FR 8322) an annual notice of tests determined to be suitable for 
use in the NRS (March 2019 notice). In the March 2019 notice, the 
Secretary announced a new test and test forms that were determined to 
be suitable for use in the NRS, in accordance with Sec.  462.13.
    In this notice, the Secretary announces new tests that have been 
determined to be suitable for use in the NRS, in accordance with Sec.  
462.13. These tests measure the new NRS educational functioning levels 
for Literacy/English Language Arts and Mathematics at Adult Basic 
Education (ABE) levels 2 through 6, as described in Appendix A of 
Measures and Methods for the National Reporting System for Adult 
Education (OMB Control Number: 1830-0027).
    Adult education programs must use only the forms and computer-based 
delivery formats for the tests approved in this notice or in the 
September 2017, February 2018, September 2018, or March 2019 notices. 
If a particular test form or computer delivery format is not explicitly 
specified for a test in this notice or in the September 2017, February 
2018, September 2018, or March 2019 notices, it is not approved for use 
in the NRS.

Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the NRS for a 7-Year Period 
From the Publication Date of This Notice

    The Secretary has determined that the following tests are suitable 
for use at ABE levels 2 through 6 of the NRS for a period of 7 years 
from the publication date of this notice:
    (1) Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test--College and Career 
Readiness (MAPT-CCR) for Reading. This test is approved for use through 
a computer-adaptive delivery format. Publisher: Massachusetts 
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and University of 
Massachusetts Amherst, College of Education, 156 Hills South, 
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. Telephone: 
(413) 545-0564. Internet: www.doe.mass.edu/acls/assessment/.
    (2) Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test--College and Career 
Readiness (MAPT-CCR) for Mathematics. This test is approved for use 
through a computer-adaptive delivery format. Publisher: Massachusetts 
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and University of 
Massachusetts Amherst, College of Education, 156 Hills South, 
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. Telephone: 
(413) 545-0564. Internet: www.doe.mass.edu/acls/assessment/.
    Revocation of Tests: Under certain circumstances, the Secretary may 
revoke the determination that a test is suitable (see Sec.  462.12(e)). 
If the Secretary revokes the determination of suitability, the 
Secretary announces the revocation, as well as the date by which States 
and local eligible providers must stop using the revoked test, through 
a notice published in the Federal Register and posted on the internet 
at www.nrsweb.org.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (such as braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    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 at www.govinfo.gov. 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.

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    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.

    Program Authority:  29 U.S.C. 3292.

Scott Stump,
Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education.
[FR Doc. 2019-08938 Filed 5-1-19; 8:45 am]
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