Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2023) Field Test Data Collection and Main Study Sampling, Recruitment, and Data Collection, 35277-35278 [2021-14187]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 125 / Friday, July 2, 2021 / Notices BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No. CFPB–2021–0013] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is requesting Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) approval of a generic Information Collection titled, ‘‘Making Ends Meet Survey,’’ under the Generic Information Collection Plan entitled, ‘‘Generic Information Collection Plan for Surveys Using the Consumer Credit Panel.’’ DATES: Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before August 2, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. In general, all comments received will become public records, including any personal information provided. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or Social Security numbers, should not be included. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Documentation prepared in support of this information collection request is available at www.reginfo.gov (this link becomes active on the day following publication of this notice). Select ‘‘Information Collection Review,’’ under ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ use the dropdown menu ‘‘Select Agency’’ and select ‘‘Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’’ (recent submissions to OMB will be at the top of the list). The same documentation is also available at http://www.regulations.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to Anthony May, Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, at (202) 841– 0544, or email: CFPB_PRA@cfpb.gov. If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact CFPB_Accessibility@cfpb.gov. Please do not submit comments to these email boxes. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jul 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 Title of Collection: Making Ends Meet Survey. OMB Control Number: 3170–0066. Type of Review: Request for approval of a generic information collection under an existing Generic Information Collection Plan. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,200. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,400. Abstract: Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is charged with researching, analyzing, and reporting on topics relating to the Bureau’s mission, including consumer behavior, consumer awareness, and developments in markets for consumer financial products and services. To improve its understanding of how consumers engage with financial markets, the Bureau has successfully used the Consumer Credit Panel (CCP), a proprietary sample dataset from one of the national credit reporting agencies, as a frame to survey people about their experiences in consumer credit markets. The Bureau seeks to obtain approval for an additional round of the ‘‘Making Ends Meet’’ survey. This series of surveys solicits information on the consumer’s experience related to household financial shocks, particularly shocks related to the economic effects of the COVID–19 pandemic, how households respond to those shocks, and the role of savings to help provide a financial buffer. Additional topics in this round of the survey include debt collection, healthcare, housing, and financial decision-making, attitudes, and perspectives. The survey will go to a new random sample of consumers from the CCP. All research under this collection will be related to the household balance sheet, and, thus, will be for general, formative, and informational research on consumer financial markets and consumers’ use of financial products and will not directly provide the basis for specific policymaking at the Bureau. Request for Comments: The Bureau is publishing this notice and soliciting comments directed to the Office of management and Budget on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Bureau’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methods and the assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35277 the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be reviewed by OMB as part of its review of this request. All comments will become a matter of public record. Special Request for Comments: The proposed survey contains more questions than the Bureau intends to mail, the Bureau solicits comments on which questions provide the most value. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be submitted to OMB as part of its review of this request. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 29, 2021. Anthony May, Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. [FR Doc. 2021–14181 Filed 7–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2021–SCC–0095] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2023) Field Test Data Collection and Main Study Sampling, Recruitment, and Data Collection Institute of Educational Science (IES), 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 to a currently approved information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 31, 2021. 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– 2021–SCC–0095. 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 35278 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 125 / Friday, July 2, 2021 / Notices 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 PRA Coordinator of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W208B, Washington, DC 20202–8240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Carrie Clarady, 202–245–6347. 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: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2023) Field Test Data Collection and Main Study Sampling, Recruitment, and Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 1850–0695. Type of Review: A revision of a currently approved information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and Households. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jul 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 50,996. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 20,336. Abstract: The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S. Department of Education (ED), is an international assessment of fourth and eighth grade students’ achievement in mathematics and science. Since its inception in 1995, TIMSS has continued to assess students every 4 years (1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019), with the next TIMSS assessment, TIMSS 2023, being the eighth iteration of the study. In TIMSS 2023, approximately 65 countries or education systems will participate. The United States will participate in TIMSS 2023 to continue to monitor the progress of its students compared to that of other nations and to provide data on factors that may influence student achievement. TIMSS is led by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), an international collective of research organizations and government agencies that create the frameworks used to develop the assessment, the survey instruments, and the study timeline. IEA decides and agrees upon a common set of standards, procedures, and timelines for collecting and reporting data, all of which must be followed by all participating countries. As a result, TIMSS is able to provide a reliable and comparable measure of student skills in participating countries. In the U.S., NCES conducts this study in collaboration with the IEA and a number of contractors to ensure proper implementation of the study and adoption of practices in adherence to the IEA’s standards. Participation in TIMSS is consistent with NCES’s mandate of acquiring and disseminating data on educational activities and student achievement in the United States compared with foreign nations [The Educational Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA 2002, 20 U.S.C. 9543)]. A previous request to conduct sampling and recruitment activities associated with the TIMSS 2023 field test, which will be conducted in March and April 2022, was approved by OMB in May 2021 (OMB# 1850–0695 v.16). Because TIMSS is a collaborative effort among many parties, the United States must adhere to the international schedule set forth by the IEA, including the availability of final field test and main study plans as well as draft and final questionnaires. In order to meet the international data collection PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 schedule, to align with recruitment for other NCES studies (e.g., the National Assessment of Education Progress, NAEP), and for schools to put the TIMSS 2023 field test assessment on their Spring 2022 calendars, recruitment activities for the field test will begin in June of 2021. This package requests approval for the field test data collection materials and the main study sampling, recruiting, and data collection plans. Recruitment activities for the main study will begin in January 2022, with the data collection activities currently scheduled to begin in March 2023. Dated: June 29, 2021. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2021–14187 Filed 7–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2021–SCC–0096] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Education Stabilization Fund— Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER I/ ESSER II/ARP ESSER Fund) Recipient Data Collection Form Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 31, 2021. 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– 2021–SCC–0096. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2021-SCC-0095]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Trends 
in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2023) Field Test 
Data Collection and Main Study Sampling, Recruitment, and Data 
Collection

AGENCY: Institute of Educational Science (IES), 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 to a currently approved information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 31, 2021.

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-2021-SCC-0095. 
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,

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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 PRA Coordinator of the Strategic Collections and 
Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W208B, Washington, DC 
20202-8240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Carrie Clarady, 202-245-6347.

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: Trends in International Mathematics and 
Science Study (TIMSS 2023) Field Test Data Collection and Main Study 
Sampling, Recruitment, and Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0695.
    Type of Review: A revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 50,996.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 20,336.
    Abstract: The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 
(TIMSS), conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics 
(NCES), within the U.S. Department of Education (ED), is an 
international assessment of fourth and eighth grade students' 
achievement in mathematics and science. Since its inception in 1995, 
TIMSS has continued to assess students every 4 years (1995, 1999, 2003, 
2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019), with the next TIMSS assessment, TIMSS 
2023, being the eighth iteration of the study. In TIMSS 2023, 
approximately 65 countries or education systems will participate. The 
United States will participate in TIMSS 2023 to continue to monitor the 
progress of its students compared to that of other nations and to 
provide data on factors that may influence student achievement.
    TIMSS is led by the International Association for the Evaluation of 
Educational Achievement (IEA), an international collective of research 
organizations and government agencies that create the frameworks used 
to develop the assessment, the survey instruments, and the study 
timeline. IEA decides and agrees upon a common set of standards, 
procedures, and timelines for collecting and reporting data, all of 
which must be followed by all participating countries. As a result, 
TIMSS is able to provide a reliable and comparable measure of student 
skills in participating countries. In the U.S., NCES conducts this 
study in collaboration with the IEA and a number of contractors to 
ensure proper implementation of the study and adoption of practices in 
adherence to the IEA's standards. Participation in TIMSS is consistent 
with NCES's mandate of acquiring and disseminating data on educational 
activities and student achievement in the United States compared with 
foreign nations [The Educational Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA 
2002, 20 U.S.C. 9543)].
    A previous request to conduct sampling and recruitment activities 
associated with the TIMSS 2023 field test, which will be conducted in 
March and April 2022, was approved by OMB in May 2021 (OMB# 1850-0695 
v.16). Because TIMSS is a collaborative effort among many parties, the 
United States must adhere to the international schedule set forth by 
the IEA, including the availability of final field test and main study 
plans as well as draft and final questionnaires. In order to meet the 
international data collection schedule, to align with recruitment for 
other NCES studies (e.g., the National Assessment of Education 
Progress, NAEP), and for schools to put the TIMSS 2023 field test 
assessment on their Spring 2022 calendars, recruitment activities for 
the field test will begin in June of 2021. This package requests 
approval for the field test data collection materials and the main 
study sampling, recruiting, and data collection plans. Recruitment 
activities for the main study will begin in January 2022, with the data 
collection activities currently scheduled to begin in March 2023.

    Dated: June 29, 2021.
Stephanie Valentine,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and 
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, 
Evaluation and Policy Development.
[FR Doc. 2021-14187 Filed 7-1-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P