Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Comprehensive Literacy Program Evaluation: Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Program Evaluation

Cited as:85 FR 35419
Court:Education Department
Publication Date:10 Jun 2020
Record Number:2020-12502
Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 112 (Wednesday, June 10, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 112 (Wednesday, June 10, 2020)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 35419-35420]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2020-12502]
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                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                [Docket No. ED-2020-SCC-0087]
                Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request;
                Comprehensive Literacy Program Evaluation: Comprehensive Literacy State
                Development (CLSD) Program Evaluation
                AGENCY: 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 an extension of an existing information collection.
                DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
                August 10, 2020.
                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-2020-SCC-0087.
                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 [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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and
                Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW,
                LBJ, Room 6W-208B, Washington, DC 20202-4537.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to
                collection activities, please contact Tracy Rimdzius, 202-245-7283.
                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: Comprehensive Literacy Program Evaluation:
                Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Program Evaluation.
                 OMB Control Number: 1850-0945.
                 Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
                 Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments;
                Individuals or Households.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 604.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 296.
                 Abstract: The data collection described in this submission includes
                activities for the legislatively mandated evaluation of the
                Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Program. The evaluation
                will provide information on the implementation of the program and its
                impact on student reading achievement. The CLSD evaluation is the
                second component of an evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education's
                comprehensive literacy programs. An earlier clearance package (OMB
                control number 1850-0945) covered the first component of the
                evaluation--an implementation study of the Striving Readers
                Comprehensive Literacy Program (the precursor program to CLSD). The
                CLSD evaluation will include an examination of implementation, a
                randomized trial to estimate the impact of CLSD funding on teacher and
                student outcomes, and a longitudinal comparison of trends in
                achievement in CLSD and similar, non-CLSD schools. This package
                requests clearance for data collection associated with the
                implementation analyses, the randomized trial, and initial data
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                collection for the comparisons of longitudinal trends. A separate
                package will be submitted at a later date for all remaining data
                collection activities for the comparisons of longitudinal trends, which
                will take place following the 2023-24 school year.
                 Dated: June 4, 2020.
                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. 2020-12502 Filed 6-9-20; 8:45 am]
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