[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 72791]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25508]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2016-ICCD-0114]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) 108: Career and Technical 
Education (CTE) Programs in Public School Districts

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 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new generic information 
collection under an approved generic information collection request 
clearance.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 21, 2016.

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-2016-ICCD-
0114. 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. 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, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E-347, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact NCES Information Collections at 
NCES.Information.Collections@ed.gov.

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: Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) 108: Career 
and Technical Education (CTE) Programs in Public School Districts.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0733.
    Type of Review: A new generic information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,785.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 826.
    Abstract: This request is to conduct the Fast Response Survey 
System (FRSS) survey #108 on career and technical education (CTE) 
programs in public school districts. The Office of Career, Technical, 
and Adult Education (OCTAE) requested that NCES conduct this FRSS 
survey. About 95 percent of 9th grade students in 2009 attended a 
school that offered CTE instruction, either on campus or at a 
partnering school; 85 percent of public high school graduates had 
completed one or more occupational CTE courses; and 19 percent were CTE 
concentrators who had earned at least three credits in the same CTE 
field. Effective, high-quality CTE programs are aligned with college- 
and career-readiness standards as well as the needs of employers, 
industry, and labor, providing students with a curriculum that combines 
integrated academic and technical content and strong employability 
skills, as well as work-based learning opportunities that enable 
students to connect what they are learning to real-life career 
scenarios and choices. The students participating in effective CTE 
programs graduate with industry certifications or licenses and 
postsecondary certificates or degrees that prepare them for in-demand 
careers within high-growth industry sectors. The purpose of the FRSS 
108 survey is to collect nationally representative data from public 
school districts about CTE programs offered by the districts, whether 
offered at district facilities or in a partnering off-site location, 
such as area CTE facilities or postsecondary institutions. The sample 
will focus on school districts with high schools because CTE programs 
are generally designed for high school students. The survey topics will 
focus on the extent to which districts provide high-quality CTE 
programs and how these programs are developed, designed, and 
implemented.

    Dated: October 18, 2016.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
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