[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 8 (Friday, January 11, 2013)]
[Page 2379]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00425]



[Docket No.: ED-2012-ICCD-0067]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Impact 
Evaluation of Math Professional Development

AGENCY: IES/NCES, Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information 

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
March 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2012-ICCD-
0067 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. 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 Acting Director of the Information Collection 
Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue 
SW., LBJ, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

[email protected]. Please do not send comments here.

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: Impact Evaluation of Math Professional 
    OMB Control Number: 1850-NEW.
    Type of Review: New information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,260.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,211.
    Abstract: This package requests clearance to recruit and collect 
data from districts, schools, and teachers for a study of math 
professional development. The study will provide important information 
about the implementation and impact of intensive, content-focused 
professional development on fourth grade teachers' content knowledge, 
classroom practice, and their students' achievement. The evaluation has 
an experimental design with teacher-level random assignment of a 
volunteer sample of approximately 200 fourth grade teachers in six 
districts to receive either the study's Professional Development (PD) 
or the district's ``business-as-usual'' PD. Findings will be presented 
in a final report scheduled for release in February 2016.

    Dated: January 7, 2013.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-00425 Filed 1-10-13; 8:45 am]