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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 107 / Monday, June 7, 2021 / Notices VII. Other Information Accessible Format: On request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format. The Department will provide the requestor with an accessible format that may include Rich Text Format (RTF) or text format (txt), a thumb drive, an MP3 file, braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc, or other accessible format. 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). 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AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 7, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. Find this information collection request by selecting ‘‘Department of Education’’ under ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ then check ‘‘Only Show ICR for Public Comment’’ checkbox. Comments may also be sent to ICDocketmgr@ed.gov. 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 of Departmentalized Instruction in Elementary Schools. OMB Control Number: 1850–0942. Type of Review: An extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 12. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 80. Abstract: This study is authorized by Section 8601 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which tasks the U.S. Department of Education with conducting evaluations to build the PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30311 evidence base in education. Finding creative ways to redeploy existing teachers in the classroom may yield academic benefits to students at little cost. One such strategy is departmentalized instruction, where each teacher specializes in teaching certain subjects to multiple classes of students instead of teaching all subjects to a single class of students (selfcontained instruction). While nearly ubiquitous in secondary schools, departmentalization has only recently become more popular in upper elementary grades. This evaluation is examining the implementation and outcomes of teachers and students as they departmentalize in fourth and fifth grades. In doing so, it will generate valuable evidence on an improvement strategy that low-performing elementary schools identified under ESSA may consider adopting. Dated: June 2, 2021. Juliana Pearson, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2021–11821 Filed 6–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Financing Programs Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years a currently approved collection of information with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The information collection request, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, was previously approved under OMB Control No. 1910–5150 and its current expiration date is September 30, 2021. The proposed collection will collect information on the status of Grantee activities, expenditures, and results, to ensure that program funds are being used appropriately, effectively, and expeditiously. SUMMARY: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before August 6, 2021. If you anticipate that DATES: E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 107 (Monday, June 7, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2021-SCC-0050]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment 
Request; Impact Evaluation of Departmentalized Instruction in 
Elementary Schools

AGENCY: Institute of Educational 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 an extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
July 7, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed 
information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of 
publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find 
this information collection request by selecting ``Department of 
Education'' under ``Currently Under Review,'' then check ``Only Show 
ICR for Public Comment'' checkbox. Comments may also be sent to 
[email protected].

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 of Departmentalized 
Instruction in Elementary Schools.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0942.
    Type of Review: An extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 12.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 80.
    Abstract: This study is authorized by Section 8601 of the Every 
Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which tasks the U.S. Department of 
Education with conducting evaluations to build the evidence base in 
education. Finding creative ways to redeploy existing teachers in the 
classroom may yield academic benefits to students at little cost. One 
such strategy is departmentalized instruction, where each teacher 
specializes in teaching certain subjects to multiple classes of 
students instead of teaching all subjects to a single class of students 
(self-contained instruction). While nearly ubiquitous in secondary 
schools, departmentalization has only recently become more popular in 
upper elementary grades. This evaluation is examining the 
implementation and outcomes of teachers and students as they 
departmentalize in fourth and fifth grades. In doing so, it will 
generate valuable evidence on an improvement strategy that low-
performing elementary schools identified under ESSA may consider 
adopting.

    Dated: June 2, 2021.
Juliana Pearson,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, 
Evaluation and Policy Development.
[FR Doc. 2021-11821 Filed 6-4-21; 8:45 am]
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