Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; High School and Beyond 2020 (HS&B:20) Base-Year Full-Scale Study Recruitment and Field Test Update, 36095-36096 [2019-15911]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 144 / Friday, July 26, 2019 / Notices to the state. States, in turn, must report on TPP elements to the Secretary of Education in addition to information on assessment pass rates, state standards, initial credential types and requirements, numbers of credentials issued, TPP classification as at-risk or low-performing. The information from states, institutions, and programs is published annually in The Secretary’s Report to Congress on Teacher Quality. Dated: July 23, 2019. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–15890 Filed 7–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0086] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; High School and Beyond 2020 (HS&B:20) Base-Year Full-Scale Study Recruitment and Field Test Update National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 26, 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–0086. 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Jul 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 FullScale Study Recruitment and Field Test Update. OMB Control Number: 1850–0944. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 53,503. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 35,635. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36095 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. A field test will be conducted one year prior to the full-scale study. The study sample will be freshened in 2024 to create a nationally representative sample of twelfth-grader students. 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 Class of 2010–11 (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, plus a student assessment in mathematics and reading and a brief hearing and vision test. The HS&B:20 Base-Year Full-Scale study (BYFS) will begin in the fall of 2020. The request to conduct the HS&B:20 Base-Year Field Test (BYFT) and the BYFS sampling and state, school district, school, and parent recruitment activities, both scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019, was approved in June 2019 (OMB# 1850–0944 v.1–2). These activities include collecting student rosters and selecting the BYFS sample. This request is to: (1) Add instruction to the BYFT student roster template; (2) add response options to BYFT school administrator questionnaire; (3) revise existing and add new BYFT recruitment materials; and (4) finalize the BYFS student session length. Approval for the base-year full scale study data collection will be requested in a separate submission in early 2020. E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 36096 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 144 / Friday, July 26, 2019 / Notices Dated: July 23, 2019. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–15911 Filed 7–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC19–114–000. Applicants: Big Sky Wind, LLC, Pattern Renewables 2 LP. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, et al. of Big Sky Wind, LLC, et al. Filed Date: 7/18/19. Accession Number: 20190718–5095. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/8/19. Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG19–153–000. Applicants: Hickory Run Energy, LLC. 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Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/8/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2423–000. Applicants: Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission, LLC, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: MAIT submits 10 Engineering and Construction Services Agreements to be effective 9/17/2019. Filed Date: 7/19/19. Accession Number: 20190719–5051. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/9/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2424–000. Applicants: Alabama Power Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Pembroke Energy Project LGIA Filing to be effective 7/8/2019. Filed Date: 7/19/19. Accession Number: 20190719–5055. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/9/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2425–000. Applicants: Mitsui & Co. Energy Marketing and Services (USA), Inc. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Application for Market Based Rate to be effective 9/17/2019. Filed Date: 7/19/19. Accession Number: 20190719–5079. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/9/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2426–000. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: CCSF Work Performance Agreement for PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Warnerville Rehabilitation (TO SA 284) to be effective 7/20/2019. Filed Date: 7/19/19. Accession Number: 20190719–5093. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/9/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2427–000. Applicants: Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: 2nd Amended Operating Agreement to be effective 7/20/2019. Filed Date: 7/19/19. Accession Number: 20190719–5096. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/9/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2428–000. Applicants: Grazing Yak Solar, LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Golden West Power Partners, LLC and Grazing Yak Solar, LLC SFA to be effective 9/18/2019. Filed Date: 7/19/19. Accession Number: 20190719–5103. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/9/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–2429–000. Applicants: Brookfield Smoky Mountain Hydropower LP. Description: Compliance filing: Baseline Tariff Submission and Request for Administrative Cancellation to be effective 6/1/2019. Filed Date: 7/19/19. Accession Number: 20190719–5105. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/9/19. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 144 (Friday, July 26, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36095-36096]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2019-ICCD-0086]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; High School and Beyond 2020 (HS&B:20) Base-Year Full-Scale 
Study Recruitment and Field Test Update

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 revision of an existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 26, 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-
0086. 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. If the regulations.gov 
site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily 
accept comments at [email protected]. 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 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 Full-Scale Study Recruitment and Field Test Update.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0944.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 53,503.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 35,635.
    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. A field test 
will be conducted one year prior to the full-scale study. The study 
sample will be freshened in 2024 to create a nationally representative 
sample of twelfth-grader students. 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 Class of 
2010-11 (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, plus a student assessment in mathematics and reading 
and a brief hearing and vision test. The HS&B:20 Base-Year Full-Scale 
study (BYFS) will begin in the fall of 2020. The request to conduct the 
HS&B:20 Base-Year Field Test (BYFT) and the BYFS sampling and state, 
school district, school, and parent recruitment activities, both 
scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019, was approved in June 2019 (OMB# 
1850-0944 v.1-2). These activities include collecting student rosters 
and selecting the BYFS sample. This request is to: (1) Add instruction 
to the BYFT student roster template; (2) add response options to BYFT 
school administrator questionnaire; (3) revise existing and add new 
BYFT recruitment materials; and (4) finalize the BYFS student session 
length. Approval for the base-year full scale study data collection 
will be requested in a separate submission in early 2020.


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    Dated: July 23, 2019.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information 
Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-15911 Filed 7-25-19; 8:45 am]
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