Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High School and Beyond 2020 (HS&B:20) Base-Year Full-Scale Study Data Collection, 11058-11059 [2020-03799]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 11058 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / Notices 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 postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W–208B, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Thomas Wei, 646–428–3892. 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: Impact Evaluation to Inform the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program. OMB Control Number: 1850–0950. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,995. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 802. Abstract: This study will meet the Congressional mandate to evaluate the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL) by including two evaluation components: (1) Descriptive study of Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL) grantees’, and (2) Implementation, impact, and costeffectiveness study of designating one or more ‘‘teacher leaders’’ as coaches in schools. It will provide updated information about the TSL program to help ED understand which strategies grantees are using and how effective a commonly-used strategy—designating teacher leaders to provide coaching to other teachers—is in improving educator effectiveness and ultimately student achievement. Dated: February 20, 2020. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–03808 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2020–SCC–0038] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High School and Beyond 2020 (HS&B:20) Base-Year Full-Scale Study Data Collection 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 revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 27, 2020. 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– 2020–SCC–0038. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W–208B, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela, 202–245–6347 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 Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 1850–0944. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / Notices Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 120,761. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 49,477. 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 nationallyrepresentative 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 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. In preparation for the HS&B:20 base-year full scale study, scheduled to take place in the fall of 2020, the request to conduct the HS&B:20 base year field test data collection and the base year full scale sampling and state, school district, school, and parent recruitment activities was approved in December 2018, with the latest update approved in December 2019 (OMB# 1850–0944 v.1–5). This request is to conduct the base-year full scale study data collection, scheduled to begin in August 2020. A new draft of Appendix B that will contain a Spanish translation of the Student Questionnaire will be added by April 20, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: February 20, 2020. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–03799 Filed 2–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Investigation and Record Requests Office of the General Counsel, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department publishes letters, dated February 11, 2020, notifying Yale University and Harvard University of investigations related to the universities’ reports of defined gifts and contracts, including restricted and conditional gifts or contracts, from or with a statutorily defined foreign source. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Shaheen, U.S. Department of Education, Office of the General Counsel, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, room 6E300, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 453–6339. Email: Patrick.Shaheen@ed.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: The Department publishes these letters, dated February 11, 2020, notifying Yale University and Harvard University of investigations related to the universities’ reports of defined gifts and contracts, including restricted and conditional gifts or contracts, from or with a statutorily defined foreign source. The letter to Yale University is in Appendix A of this notice. The letter to Harvard University is in Appendix B of this notice. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11059 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. Reed D. Rubinstein, Principal Deputy General Counsel Delegated the Authority and Duties of the General Counsel. Appendix A—Letter to Yale University February 11, 2020 Dr. Peter Salovey, President, Yale University, 3 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511 Re: Notice of 20 U.S.C. 1011f Investigation and Record Request/Yale University Dear President Salovey: Section 117 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. 1011f, requires Yale University to report statutorily defined gifts, contracts, and/or restricted and conditional gifts or contracts from or with a statutorily defined foreign source, to the U.S. Department of Education. These reports are posted at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/ data-center/school/foreign-gifts. It appears Yale University failed to report a single foreign source gift or contract in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. However, Yale University says it ‘‘has a considerable presence abroad, represented by sites in dozens of cities and countries . . . [some] operated by Yale or a closely affiliated entity’’, claims ‘‘considerable success’’ in setting up ‘‘jointly run laboratories with Chinese universities . . . funded by Chinese granting agencies . . .’’, and has solicited and received directed foreign contributions advancing specific religious and ideological priorities. See https://world.yale.edu/sites/ default/files/files/International_Affairs_ Report_Final.pdf; see also https:// web.archive.org/web/20180321012214/http:// www.thenation.com/article/why-are-uscolleges-collaborating-with-saudi-arabia/. Section 117(f), 20 U.S.C. 1011f(f), provides that whenever it appears an institution has failed to comply with the law, the Secretary of Education may request the Attorney General commence an enforcement action to compel compliance and to recover the full costs to the United States of obtaining compliance, including all associated costs of investigation and enforcement. The Department is now concerned Yale University’s reporting may not fully capture all gifts, contracts, and/or restricted and conditional gifts or contracts from or with all foreign sources. To meet our statutory duty to verify compliance prior to any potential referral for enforcement action, the Department has opened an administrative investigation of Yale University and requests that you produce the following within sixty days: 1. A list of all foreign sites ‘‘operated by Yale or a closely affiliated entity’’ as described at https://world.yale.edu/sites/ E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 38 (Wednesday, February 26, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2020-SCC-0038]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High 
School and Beyond 2020 (HS&B:20) Base-Year Full-Scale Study Data 
Collection

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 
April 27, 2020.

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-2020-SCC-0038. 
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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, 
LBJ, Room 6W-208B, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela, 202-245-6347 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 Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0944.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

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    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 120,761.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 49,477.
    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 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. In preparation for the HS&B:20 
base-year full scale study, scheduled to take place in the fall of 
2020, the request to conduct the HS&B:20 base year field test data 
collection and the base year full scale sampling and state, school 
district, school, and parent recruitment activities was approved in 
December 2018, with the latest update approved in December 2019 (OMB# 
1850-0944 v.1-5). This request is to conduct the base-year full scale 
study data collection, scheduled to begin in August 2020. A new draft 
of Appendix B that will contain a Spanish translation of the Student 
Questionnaire will be added by April 20, 2020.

    Dated: February 20, 2020.
Stephanie Valentine,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-03799 Filed 2-25-20; 8:45 am]
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