Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)

 
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
National Assessment Governing Board
Meeting
AGENCY
: National Assessment
Governing Board, U.S. Department of
Education.
ACTION
: Announcement of a closed
teleconference meeting.
SUMMARY
: This notice sets forth the
agenda for an October 28, 2019 closed
teleconference meeting of the National
Assessment Governing Board (hereafter
referred to as Governing Board).
DATES
: October 28, 2019 from 4:00 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
ADDRESSES
: Teleconference Meeting.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Munira Mwalimu, Executive Officer/
Designated Federal Official for the
Governing Board, 800 North Capitol
Street NW, Suite 825, Washington, DC
20002, telephone: (202) 357–6938, fax:
(202) 357–6945, email:
Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Statutory Authority and Function:
The Governing Board is established
under the National Assessment of
Educational Progress Authorization Act,
Title III of Public Law 107–279. The
Governing Board is established to
formulate policy for NAEP administered
by the National Center for Education
Statistics (NCES). The Governing
Board’s responsibilities include the
following: Selecting subject areas to be
assessed, developing assessment
frameworks and specifications,
developing appropriate student
achievement levels for each grade and
subject tested, developing standards and
procedures for interstate and national
comparisons, improving the form and
use of NAEP, developing guidelines for
reporting and disseminating results, and
releasing initial NAEP results to the
public. Governing Board members serve
4-year terms, subject to renewal for
another 4 years, at the discretion of the
Secretary of Education.
Meeting Agenda
Members of the Governing Board will
review applications received for
Governing Board vacancies in the
following categories for the 2019 term:
1. General public representative
2. Twelfth Grade Teacher
Following discussion, the Governing
Board will take action on a
recommended slate of finalists for
submission to the Secretary of
Education for consideration and
appointment.
Members of the public will have an
opportunity to provide written feedback
on the closed teleconference meeting in
advance of the call at
nagbnominations@ed.gov, with the
email subject header titled
‘‘Teleconference Feedback on
Nominations.’’ Comments must be
received no later than 12:00 p.m. EST
on October 21, 2019.
Notice of the meeting is required
under § 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory
Committee Act (FACA). The discussion
during the teleconference pertains
solely to internal personnel rules and
practices of an agency and information
of a personal nature where disclosure
would constitute a clearly unwarranted
invasion of personal privacy. As such,
the discussions are protected by
exemptions 2 and 6 of § 552b(c) of Title
5 of the United States Code.
Access to Records of the Meeting:
Pursuant to FACA requirements, the
public may inspect the closed meeting
report of the teleconference at the
National Assessment Governing Board
office, 10 working days after the
teleconference meeting.
Reasonable Accommodations: The
NAGB website is accessible to
individuals with disabilities. Written
comments may be submitted
electronically or in hard copy to the
attention of the Executive Officer/
Designated Federal Official (see contact
information noted above). Information
on the Governing Board and its work
can be found at www.nagb.gov.
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Authority: Pub. L. 107–279, Title III—
National Assessment of Educational Progress
§ 301.
Lesley Muldoon,
Executive Director, National Assessment
Governing Board (NAGB), U.S. Department
of Education.
[FR Doc. 2019–22509 Filed 10–15–19; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
[Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0095]
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Submission to the Office of
Management and Budget for Review
and Approval; Comment Request;
Application for the Rural Education
Achievement Program (REAP)
AGENCY
: Department of Education (ED),
Office of Elementary and Secondary
Education (OESE).
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: In accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is
proposing an extension of an existing
information collection.
DATES
: Interested persons are invited to
submit comments on or before
November 15, 2019.
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–
2019–ICCD–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,
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
Information Collection Clearance
Division, U.S. Department of Education,
550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9086,
Washington, DC 20202–0023.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: For
specific questions related to collection
activities, please contact Eric Schulz,
202–260–7349.
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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: Application for the
Rural Education Achievement Program
(REAP).
OMB Control Number: 1810–0646.
Type of Review: An extension of an
existing information collection.
Respondents/Affected Public: State,
Local, and Tribal Governments.
Total Estimated Number of Annual
Responses: 6,049.
Total Estimated Number of Annual
Burden Hours: 20,683.
Abstract: The U.S. Department of
Education (the Department) administers
the Small, Rural School Achievement
(SRSA) program (authorized under
sections 5211–5212 of the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act of 1965
(ESEA)) and the Rural and Low-Income
School (RLIS) program (authorized
under ESEA section 5221). In order to
make grant awards to eligible SRSA and
RLIS entities, the Department must
collect information from State and local
educational agencies. The information
collected is used to determine the
eligibility of individual LEAs and
calculate the allocation each eligible
LEA should receive according to
formulas prescribed in the ESEA.
Dated: October 10, 2019.
Kate Mullan,
PRA Coordinator, Information Collection
Clearance Program, Information Management
Branch, Office of the Chief Information
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019–22541 Filed 10–15–19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
[Docket No. ED–2019–ICCD–0128]
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Comment Request; State
Education Agency, Local Educational
Agency, and School Data Collection
and Reporting under ESEA, Title I, Part
A
AGENCY
: Department of Education (ED),
Office of Elementary and Secondary
Education (OESE).
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
December 16, 2019.
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–
2019–ICCD–0128. 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
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 9086,
Washington, DC 20202–0023.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: For
specific questions related to collection
activities, please contact Evan Skloot,
202–453–6515.
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: State Education
Agency, Local Educational Agency, and
School Data Collection and Reporting
under ESEA, Title I, Part A.
OMB Control Number: 1810–0581.
Type of Review: A revision of an
existing information collection.
Respondents/Affected Public: State,
Local, and Tribal Governments.
Total Estimated Number of Annual
Responses: 17,022.
Total Estimated Number of Annual
Burden Hours: 293,152.
Abstract: Title I, Part A (Title I) of the
Elementary and Secondary Education
Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the
Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015
(ESSA), contains several provisions that
require State education agencies (SEAs),
local educational agencies (LEAs), and
schools to collect and disseminate
information. The Paperwork Reduction
Act (PRA) covers these activities. The
previous authorization of the ESEA
contained information collection
requirements which are currently
approved by OMB under control
number 1810–0581.
Congress approved a joint resolution
on March 9, 2017 disapproving the U.S.
Department of Education’s
(Department’s) regulations related to
State plans, statewide accountability
systems, and data reporting. The burden
changes reflected in this revision
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