Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017-18 (MGLS:2017) Main Study First Follow-Up (MS2) Data Collection

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 155 (Monday, August 12, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 155 (Monday, August 12, 2019)]
[Pages 39811-39812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-17177]
[Docket No.: ED-2019-ICCD-0096]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Middle
Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017-18 (MGLS:2017) Main Study First
Follow-Up (MS2) Data Collection
AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of
Education (ED).
ACTION: Notice.
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
October 11, 2019.
ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the
information collection listed in this notice, please use by searching the Docket ID number ED-2019-ICCD-
0096. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the
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 9089,
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
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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: Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017-18
(MGLS:2017) Main Study First Follow-up (MS2) Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0911.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 81,782.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 41,105.
    Abstract: The Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2017-18
(MGLS:2017) is the first study conducted by the National Center for
Education Statistics (NCES) to follow a nationally representative
sample of students as they enter and move through the middle grades
(grades 6-8). The data collected through repeated measures of key
constructs will provide a rich descriptive picture of the academic
experiences and development of students during these critical years and
will allow researchers to examine associations between contextual
factors and student outcomes. The study focuses on student achievement
in mathematics and literacy along with measures of student
socioemotional wellbeing and other outcomes. The study includes
students with disabilities for whom descriptive information on their
outcomes, educational experiences, and special education services are
being collected. The MGLS:2017 Main Study (MS) Base Year (MS1) data
collection took place from January to August 2018. The Main Study First
Follow-up (MS2) recruitment, which began in began in January 2019, was
approved in December 2018 with the latest update approved in May 2019
(OMB# 1850-0911 v.21-23). This submission is to conduct the MS2 data
collection from January through July 2020 (when most sample students
will be in the eighth grade).
    Dated: August 7, 2019.
Stephanie Valentine,
PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information
Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-17177 Filed 8-9-19; 8:45 am]