OSEP sends revised Part B indicators to OMB, seeks public comment

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  1. TheOnlyMe

    TheOnlyMe Relentless Warrior Mom

    OSEP sends revised Part B indicators to OMB, seeks public comment
    OSEP has sent a revised set of IDEA Part B compliance indicators to the Office of Management and Budget for review. The public will have 30 days to comment on these revisions, which arrive more than a year after the public first commented on proposed changes to the way in which the Education Department measures compliance. The new list of 20 IDEA Part B indicators addresses state IDEA data on everything from graduation rates for students with IEPs and the percent of youths with IEPs dropping out of high school, to the participation and performance of children with disabilities on statewide assessments. In August, OSEP told attendees at the National Accountability Conference that states must be more diligent in looking for signs of noncompliance with the IDEA by LEAs and in reporting all such incidents to the agency.
     
  2. TheOnlyMe

    TheOnlyMe Relentless Warrior Mom

    Attempting to get info for where to go to make public comment and to review current revisions. will f/u when receive answer!
     
  3. TheOnlyMe

    TheOnlyMe Relentless Warrior Mom

    FR doctor E8-25134[Federal Register: October 22, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 205)]
    [Notices]
    [Page 62967-62968]
    From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
    [DOCID:fr22oc08-37]

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    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    AGENCY: Department of Education.

    SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management
    Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for
    OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

    DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
    November 21, 2008.

    ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of
    Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer,
    Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222,
    Washington, Difficult Child 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit responses
    electronically by e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or via fax to
    (202) 395-6974. Commenters should include the following subject line in
    their response ``Comment: [insert OMB number], [insert abbreviated
    collection name, e.g., ``Upward Bound Evaluation'']. Persons submitting
    comments electronically should not submit paper copies.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act
    of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management
    and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an
    early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB
    may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the
    extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat
    the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal
    law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform
    its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory
    Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that
    notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to
    submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information
    collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of
    review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or
    reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4)
    Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5)
    Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or
    Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.

    Dated: October 16, 2008.
    Sheila Carey,
    Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory
    Information Management Services, Office of Management.

    Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: IDEA Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual
    Performance Report (APR).
    Frequency: Annually.

    [[Page 62968]]

    Affected Public: Federal Government; Business or other for-profit;
    Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Gov't.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 60.
    Burden Hours: 19,500.
    Abstract: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement
    Act, signed on December 3, 2004, became PL 108-446. In accordance with
    20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1), not later than one year after the date of
    enactment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement
    Act of 2004, each State must have in place a performance plan that
    evaluates the State's efforts to implement the requirements and
    purposes of Part B and describe how the State will improve such
    implementation. This plan is called the Part B State Performance Plan
    (Part B--SPP). In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(2)(C)(ii) the State
    shall report annually to the public on the performance of each local
    educational agency located in the State on the targets in the State's
    performance plan. The State also shall report annually to the Secretary
    on the performance of the State under the State's performance plan.
    This report is called the Part B Annual Performance Report (Part B--
    APR). Information Collection 1820-0624 corresponds to 34 CFR 300.600-
    300.602.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for
    OMB review may be accessed by selecting
    the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number
    3870. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download
    Attachments `` to view. Written requests for information should be
    addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
    LBJ, Washington, Difficult Child 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically
    mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify
    the complete title of the information collection when making your
    request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity
    requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may
    call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

    [FR doctor. E8-25134 Filed 10-21-08; 8:45 am]

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  4. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    Thanks for the info!

    I hope they are just as diligent in enforcing IDEA.
     
  5. TheOnlyMe

    TheOnlyMe Relentless Warrior Mom

    After 30 years, you would think it was about time huh?
     
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    TheOnlyMe Relentless Warrior Mom

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