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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) 2014-2016 System Clearance
Document Number: 2013-12997
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new generic information collection request under the approved generic information collection systems clearance.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Magnet Schools Assistance Program Application for Grants (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2013-12994
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Grant Application (NHCTEP) (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2013-12993
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Grants Under the Predominantly Black Institutions Program
Document Number: 2013-12988
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing; an extension of an existing information collection.
National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)
Document Number: 2013-12954
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-31
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming teleconference meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of the meeting. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Date And Time: June 17, 201312:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Location: The meeting will be conducted via conference call with NACIE members. Up to 30 dial-in, listen-only phone lines will be made available to the public on a first come, first served basis. The conference call number is 1-800-871-9060 and the participant code is 929296858. The public is also invited to attend the conference call meeting at the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Street SW., Rooms 2C100/ 2C101, Washington, DC 20202-6400. Members of the public should report to the security desk and a form of federal I.D. will be required for security clearance and escorted access to the meeting room.
Applications for New Awards, Investing in Innovation Fund, Scale-up and Validation Grants; Correction
Document Number: 2013-12858
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-30
Agency: Department of Education
On May 3, 2013, we published notices in the Federal Register inviting applications (NIAs) for the i3 Scale-up and Validation grants (78 FR 25977) and (78 FR 25990). The NIAs inadvertently omitted part of an evaluation requirement. This notice corrects the NIAs to include the omitted language, namely that the grantee must also ensure that the data from its evaluation are made available to third-party researchers consistent with applicable privacy requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP) Performance Reports
Document Number: 2013-12645
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Notice of Proposed Collection Requests; Comment Request; Program for International Student Assessment (PISA 2015) Recruitment and Field Test
Document Number: 2013-12644
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Department of Education
On 4/16/2013, a 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register (volume 78 FR, page 22530) for the Program for International Student Assessments (PISA 2015) Recruitment and Field Test, 1850-0755. Since that time, the PISA has been amended. It reflects a change in the field test design and burden. In addition to science, reading, mathematics, and collaborative problem solving, the field test will include an assessment of students' financial literacy. From the sample of students that take the science, mathematics, reading, and collaborative problem solving assessments, 585 students (15 per school) will be subsampled to return for a second assessment session to take financial literacy. Students taking financial literacy will take an additional 5 minutes of background questions. This change in the design increases the total field test student burden estimate by 42 hours. Consistent with the science, reading, and mathematics domains, the field test includes a mode effect study to examine the impact of transitioning from a paper-based to a computer-based financial literacy assessment. Schools and student response rates and other information from the field test will be evaluated to determine whether the financial literacy assessment should be administered in the main study. The revised documents have been posted to regulations.gov under Docket Number ED-2013-ICCD-0053. The 60-day period ends June 17, 2013. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Fiscal Operations Report for 2012-2013 and Application To Participate for 2014-2015 (FISAP) and Reallocation Form
Document Number: 2013-12643
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Document Number: 2013-12626
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.
Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program
Document Number: 2013-12495
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary intends to use the slate of applicants developed for the Assistive Technology (AT) Alternative Financing Program (AFP) in fiscal year (FY) 2012 to make new grant awards in FY 2013. The Secretary takes this action because a significant number of high- quality applications remain on the grant slate and limited funding is available for new grant awards in FY 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; NCES Cognitive, Pilot, and Field Test Studies System
Document Number: 2013-12338
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Applications for New Grants Under the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2013-12335
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing; an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Part D Discretionary Grant Application-Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2013-12334
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Final Priorities, Requirement, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Enhanced Assessment Instruments
Document Number: 2013-12216
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education announces priorities, a requirement, definitions, and selection criteria under the Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grant program, also called the Enhanced Assessment Grants (EAG) program. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on the pressing need to improve the assessment instruments and systems used by States to accurately measure student academic achievement and growth under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA).
Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended; Delay of Implementation Date
Document Number: 2013-12087
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-21
Agency: Department of Education
This document provides for a further delay until July 1, 2014, of the implementation date for certain State authorization regulations when an institution's State authorization does not meet the requirements of these regulations by the earlier delayed implementation date of July 1, 2013.
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Education and the Department of Justice
Document Number: 2013-12047
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-21
Agency: Department of Education
This document provides notice of the continuation of a computer matching program between the Department of Education and the Department of Justice. The continuation is effective on the date in paragraph 5.
Final Priority; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Rehabilitation Research Training Centers
Document Number: 2013-11988
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority for a Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) on Disability Statistics and Demographics under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for a competition in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend to use this priority to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Federal Need Analysis Methodology for the 2014-15 Award Year-Federal Pell Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and TEACH Grant Programs
Document Number: 2013-11982
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the tables used in the statutory Federal Need Analysis Methodology that determines a student's expected family contribution (EFC) for award year 2014-2015 for these student financial aid programs. The intent of this notice is to alert the financial aid community and the broader public, to these required annual updates used in the determination of student aid eligibility.
Final Priority; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2013-11978
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, we announce a priority for a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Community Living and Participation for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to improve outcomes among individuals with disabilities.
Final Priority; Technical Assistance To Improve State Data Capacity-National Technical Assistance Center To Improve State Capacity To Accurately Collect and Report IDEA Data
Document Number: 2013-11971
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Technical Assistance to Improve State Data Capacity program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus attention on an identified national need to provide technical assistance (TA) to States to improve their capacity to meet the data collection and reporting requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We intend this priority to establish a TA center to improve State capacity to accurately collect and report IDEA data (Data Center).
Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge
Document Number: 2013-11821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-20
Agency: Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services
The Secretary of Education and Secretary of Health and Human Services (``the Secretaries'') propose priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the Race to the TopEarly Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) Grant program. The Secretaries may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively, ``the Departments'') conducted the first competition under the RTT-ELC program in FY 2011 and awarded grants to nine States. In FY 2012, the five next highest- rated applicants on the slate of high-scoring applications from the FY 2011 competition were funded at up to 50 percent of the funds each requested in their FY 2011 applications. We propose to maintain the overall purpose and structure of the FY 2011 RTT-ELC competition in future competitions. These proposed priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria are almost identical to the ones used in the FY 2011 competition. We describe the changes at the beginning of each section of this document.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Direct Loan, FFEL, Perkins and TEACH Grant Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Forms
Document Number: 2013-11695
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing [insert one of the following options; a revision of an existing information collection.
National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-11691
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES). The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required by Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend the meeting.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2013-11515
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan Program) regulations to reflect changes made to the program by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Public Law 112-141. Specifically, these interim final regulations reflect the provisions in MAP-21 that amended the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) to extend the 3.4 percent interest rate on Direct Subsidized Loans from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013, and to ensure that a borrower may not receive Direct Subsidized Loans for more than 150 percent of the published length of the educational program in which the borrower is enrolled. Under the changes made by MAP-21, if the borrower exceeds this Direct Subsidized Loan limit, the borrower also becomes responsible for the accruing interest on the Direct Subsidized Loans.
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2013-11430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority under the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Community Living Policy. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend the priority to contribute to improved outcomes in this area for individuals with disabilities.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Public Hearings
Document Number: 2013-11287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of Education
In May 2012, we announced our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (title IV Federal Student Aid programs). On April 16, 2013, we announced additional topics for consideration by that committee and three public hearings at which interested parties may comment. We now announce a fourth public hearing at which interested parties may comment on the topics suggested by the Department and may suggest additional topics for consideration for action by the negotiated rulemaking committee. We extend the deadline date for the submission of written comments to June 4, 2013.
Final Priorities; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2013-11086
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces priorities for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, we announce priorities for Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs) on Community Living and Participation for Individuals with Physical Disabilities (Priority 1), Employment of Individuals with Physical Disabilities (Priority 2), Health and Function of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Priority 3), and Community Living and Participation for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Priority 4). If an applicant proposes to conduct research under these priorities, the research must be focused on one of the four stages of research defined in this notice. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend these priorities to improve outcomes among individuals with disabilities.
Final Priority. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers Collaborative Research Project
Document Number: 2013-11081
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, we announce a priority for a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) on Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers Collaborative Research Project. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to improve outcomes among individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Evaluation of Response to Intervention Practices for Elementary School Reading
Document Number: 2013-11062
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Evaluation of Response to Intervention Practices for Elementary School Reading'' (18-13-30). The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Department's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) commissioned this evaluation as part of the congressionally mandated national assessment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is being conducted under a contract that IES awarded in March 2008. The central research questions that the study will address are: (1) What is the average impact on academic achievement of providing intensive secondary reading interventions to elementary school children who have been identified as at risk for reading difficulties compared with children just above the cutoff point for providing intervention? (2) How do academic outcomes, including reading achievement and special education identification, vary with elementary schools' adoption of Response to Intervention practices for early grade reading? (3) How do Response to Intervention practices for early grade reading vary across elementary schools, and how are they related to academic outcomes? The information contained in the records maintained in this system will be used for statistical purposes. The system will contain records on approximately 31,076 students in first through third grade, 1,460 teachers, and 1,606 reading interventionists in 146 elementary schools in 13 states.
Proposed Priority and Requirements-Education Facilities Clearinghouse
Document Number: 2013-10962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes a priority and requirements under the Education Facilities Clearinghouse program and may use one or more of the priority and requirements for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We intend to award funds under a cooperative agreement to support the collection and dissemination of best practices for the planning, design, financing, procurement, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of safe, healthy, and high-performing elementary and secondary education facilities. We intend to establish a Clearinghouse to help stakeholders recognize the linkages between the school facility and three areas: Academic instruction, student and community well- being, and school fiscal health.
Applications for New Awards; School Leadership Program
Document Number: 2013-10980
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Education
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2013-10833
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Disability in Rural Areas. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend the priority to contribute to improved outcomes for individuals with disabilities who live in rural areas.
Final Priorities and Definitions-NIDRR DRRP-Community Living and Participation, Health and Function, and Employment of Individuals With Disabilities
Document Number: 2013-10829
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces priorities and definitions for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, we announce priorities and definitions for Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Disabilities (Priority 1), Health and Function of Individuals with Disabilities (Priority 2), and Employment of Individuals with Disabilities (Priority 3). If an applicant proposes to conduct research under these priorities, the research must be focused on one of the four stages of research defined in this notice of final priorities and definitions. The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services may use these priorities and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend these priorities to improve community living and participation, health and function, and employment outcomes of individuals with disabilities.
Final Priority; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects-Inclusive Cloud and Web Computing
Document Number: 2013-10823
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this document announces a priority for a Disability Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) on inclusive cloud and Web computing. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for a competition in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Guaranty Agency Financial Report
Document Number: 2013-10706
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2014-2015 Federal Student Aid Application
Document Number: 2013-10600
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) National Supplement Data Collection 2013-2014
Document Number: 2013-10599
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.