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outcome-related goals for programs, and Note: The official version of this document yet to be determined. Half of these
measuring program results against those is the document published in the Federal students will be participants in a
goals. The goal of the National AT Register. Free Internet access to the official supplemental literacy program, and half
Internet Site is to provide the public edition of the Federal Register and the Code will be in a control group. The system
of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
with comprehensive, up-to-date Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/
will include these students’ names,
information on resources related to AT index.html. addresses, demographic information
and programs supported under the AT such as race/ethnicity, age, gender, and
Act. In order to assess the success of the Dated: June 16, 2005. educational background, their results on
grantee in meeting this goal, in addition John H. Hager, literacy assessments, some of their
to the annual performance report Assistant Secretary for Special Education and school records data such as attendance,
provided by the grantee, a biannual Rehabilitative Services. state test results, course performance,
review of the site will be conducted by [FR Doc. 05–12592 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] and classes taken, and their responses to
a panel of individuals with relevant BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
a survey about their attitude toward
expertise. This panel will report to the reading and their reading and writing
Rehabilitation Services Administration activities during the school year. The
and the grantee on the—(1) DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION system will also include responses to
Effectiveness of the site at linking survey and interview questions from
visitors to appropriate resources related Privacy Act of 1974; System of teachers of these students, and possibly
to AT; (2) comprehensiveness and Records—Evaluation of the Impact of other school staff working with the
relevance of resources and information Supplemental Literacy Interventions in literacy classes, about their backgrounds
available on the site; (3) availability of Freshman Academies and the supplemental literacy
content or features unique to the site; (4) interventions.
AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences,
effectiveness at supporting and DATES: The Department seeks comment
Department of Education.
promoting programs supported under on the new system of records described
sections 4, 5, and 6 of the AT Act and ACTION: Notice of a new system of
records. in this notice, in accordance with the
other AT resources not funded under requirements of the Privacy Act. We
the AT Act; (5) responsiveness to the SUMMARY: In accordance with the must receive your comments on the
input of stakeholders; (6) Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the proposed routine uses for the system of
responsiveness to the recommendations Department of Education (Department) records referenced in this notice on or
of previous biannual reviews; and (7) publishes this notice of a new system of before July 25, 2005.
other factors relevant to determining the records entitled ‘‘Evaluation of the The Department filed a report
performance of the grantee. Impact of Supplemental Literacy describing the new system of records
VII. Agency Contact Interventions in Freshman Academies’’ covered by this notice with the Chair of
(18–13–12). This evaluation, which is the Senate Committee on Homeland
For Further Information Contact: also called the Adolescent Literacy Security and Governmental Affairs, the
Jeremy Buzzell, U.S. Department of Project, has been commissioned by the Chair of the House Committee on
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., National Center for Education Government Reform, and the
room 5025, Potomac Center Plaza, Evaluation and Regional Assistance at Administrator of the Office of
Washington, DC 20202–2800. the Department’s Institute of Education Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Telephone: (202) 245–7319 or by e-mail: Sciences (IES). It is being conducted by Office of Management and Budget
jeremy.buzzell@ed.gov. MDRC in collaboration with the (OMB) on June 21, 2005. This system of
If you use a telecommunications American Institutes for Research (AIR). records will become effective at the later
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call IES has been collaborating with the date of—(1) the expiration of the 40 day
the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– Department’s Office of Vocational and period for OMB review on August 1,
800–877–8339. Adult Education (OVAE) to coordinate 2005 or (2) July 25, 2005, unless the
Individuals with disabilities may the study of supplemental literacy system of records needs to be changed
obtain this document in an alternative interventions within OVAE’s Smaller as a result of public comment or OMB
format (e.g., Braille, large print, Learning Communities (SLC) program. review.
audiotape, or computer diskette) on The study will address the following ADDRESSES: Address all comments about
request to the program contact person questions: the proposed routine uses to Dr. Ricky
listed in this section. (1) Do specific supplemental reading Takai, Associate Commissioner,
VIII. Other Information programs that support personalized and Evaluation Division, National Center for
intensive instruction for striving ninth- Education Evaluation and Regional
Electronic Access to This Document: grade readers significantly improve Assistance, Institute of Education
You may view this document, as well as reading proficiency? Sciences, U.S. Department of Education,
all other documents of this Department (2) What are the effects of 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW., room
published in the Federal Register, in supplemental reading programs on in- 502D, Washington, DC 20208.
text or Adobe Portable Document school outcomes such as attendance and Telephone: (202) 208–7083. If you
Format (PDF) on the Internet at the course-taking behavior, and on longer- prefer to send comments through the
following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/ term outcomes such as student Internet, use the following address:
fedregister. performance on State assessments in the comments@ed.gov.
To use PDF you must have Adobe tenth or eleventh grade? You must include the term
Acrobat Reader, which is available free (3) Which students benefit most from ‘‘Supplemental Literacy Interventions’’
at this site. If you have questions about participation in the programs? in the subject line of the electronic
using PDF, call the U.S. Government The system will contain information message.
Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– about two cohorts of approximately During and after the comment period,
888–293–6498; or in the Washington, 3,200 high school freshmen each in you may inspect all comments about
DC, area at (202) 512–1530. SLCs in eight to twelve school districts this notice in room 502D, 555 New

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Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, at this site. If you have questions about CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 using PDF, call the U.S. Government This system consists of information
p.m., eastern time, Monday through Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– about two cohorts of approximately
Friday of each week except Federal 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, 3,200 high school freshmen each, one in
holidays. DC, area at (202) 512–1530. the 2005–2006 school year and the other
Assistance to Individuals With Note: The official version of this document in the 2006–2007 school year, in SLC in
Disabilities in Reviewing the is the document published in the Federal eight to twelve school districts yet to be
Register. Free Internet access to the official determined. Half of these students will
Rulemaking Record
edition of the Federal Register and the Code be participants in supplemental literacy
On request, we supply an appropriate of Federal Regulations is available on GPO program, and half will be in a control
aid, such as a reader or print magnifier, Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/
index.html.
group. The system will include these
to an individual with a disability who students’ names, addresses,
needs assistance to review the demographic information such as race/
Dated: June 21, 2005.
comments or other documents in the ethnicity, age, gender, and educational
Grover Whitehurst,
public rulemaking record for this notice. background, their results on literacy
If you want to schedule an appointment Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
For the reasons discussed in the assessments, some of their school
for this type of aid, please contact the records data such as attendance, state
person listed under FOR FURTHER preamble, the Director of the Institute of
Education Sciences, U.S. Department of test results, course performance, and
INFORMATION CONTACT.
Education, publishes a notice of a new classes taken, and their attitude toward
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. reading and their reading and writing
Ricky Takai. Telephone: (202) 208– system of records to read as follows:
activities during the school year. The
7083. If you use a telecommunications 18–13–12 system will also include responses to
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call survey and interview questions from
the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– SYSTEM NAME:
teachers of these students, and possibly
800–877–8339. Evaluation of the Impact of
other school staff working with the
Individuals with disabilities may Supplemental Literacy Interventions in
literacy classes. These surveys and
obtain this document in an alternative Freshman Academies (The Adolescent
interviews will request information
format (e.g., Braille, large print, Literacy Project).
about the teachers’ backgrounds,
audiotape, or computer diskette) on
SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: professional experience, and training, as
request to the contact person listed in
None. well as their observations and
this section.
impressions of the supplemental
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SYSTEM LOCATION:
literacy interventions.
Introduction (1) Evaluation Division, National
Center for Education Evaluation and AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
The Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) Regional Assistance, Institute of The evaluation being conducted is
(Privacy Act) requires the Department to Education Sciences, U.S. Department of authorized under sections 171(b) and
publish in the Federal Register this Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, 173 of the Education Sciences Reform
notice of a new system of records NW., room 502D, Washington, DC Act of 2002 (ESRA) (20 U.S.C. 9561(b)
maintained by the Department. The 20208. and 9563). The SLC program is
Department’s regulations implementing (2) MDRC, 16 East 34th Street, New authorized under Title V, Part D,
the Act are contained in the Code of York, NY 10016. Subpart 4 of the Elementary and
Federal Regulations (CFR) in 34 CFR (3) American Institutes for Research, Secondary Education Act of 1965
part 5b. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW., (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7249), as amended by
The Privacy Act applies to Washington, DC 20007. the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
information about individuals that
(Pub. L. 107–110).
contain individually identifiable CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE
information and that is retrieved by a SYSTEM:
PURPOSE(S):
unique identifier associated with each This system contains records on The information in this system is used
individual, such as a name or social adolescents, teachers, and project staff for the following purpose: To study
security number. The information about participating in the literacy promising organizational and
each individual is called a ‘‘record,’’ interventions in the Adolescent Literacy instructional strategies that will be used
and the system, whether manual or Project. The goal of this study is to in the SLC program, as authorized by
computer-based, is called a ‘‘system of establish and evaluate the effects of two the ESEA, as amended. In particular,
records.’’ The Privacy Act requires each supplemental literacy programs for this system is necessary to provide
agency to publish notices of systems of students who enter ninth grade with information for analyses of the
records in the Federal Register and to reading skills well below grade level. A effectiveness of specific literacy
prepare reports to the OMB and distinctive aspect of this project is that interventions for ninth graders that will
Congress whenever the agency the schools mounting the literacy be used in SLCs.
publishes a new system of records. programs will be ones that already
Electronic Access to This Document: operate Smaller Learning Communities ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE
You may view this document, as well as (SLCs) that address the transition SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND
all other documents of this Department freshman students are making into high THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
published in the Federal Register, in school, sometimes referred to as The Department may disclose
text or Adobe Portable Document ‘‘Freshman Academies.’’ Freshman information contained in a record in
Format (PDF) on the Internet at the Academies should provide a more this system of records under the routine
following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/ supportive environment within which uses listed in this system of records
fedregister. the supplemental literacy interventions without the consent of the individual if
To use PDF you must have Adobe can be implemented and sustained for the disclosure is compatible with the
Acrobat Reader, which is available free this study. purposes for which the record was

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collected. These disclosures may be SAFEGUARDS: NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:


made on a case-by-case basis or, if the All physical access to the If you wish to determine whether a
Department has complied with the Department’s site and to the sites of the record exists regarding you in the
computer matching requirements of the Department’s contractor and system of records, contact the systems
Act, under a computer matching subcontractor, where this system of manager. Your request must meet the
agreement. Any disclosure of records is maintained, is controlled and requirements of regulations at 34 CFR
individually identifiable information 5b.5, including proof of identity.
monitored by security personnel. The
from a record in this system must also
computer system employed by the RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
comply with the requirements of section
Department offers a high degree of
183 of the ESRA (20 U.S.C. 9573) If you wish to gain access to your
resistance to tampering and
providing for confidentiality standards record in the system of records, contact
circumvention. This security system
that apply to all collections, reporting the system manager. Your request must
limits data access to Department and
and publication of data by IES. meet the requirements of regulations at
(1) Freedom of Information Act contract staff on a ‘‘need to know’’ basis,
34 CFR 5b.5, including proof of identity.
(FOIA) Advice Disclosure. The and controls individual users’’ ability to
Department may disclose records to the access and alter records within the CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
U.S. Department of Justice and the system. The contractor, MDRC, and its If you wish to contest the content of
Office of Management and Budget if the subcontractor, AIR, have established a record regarding you in the system of
Department concludes that disclosure is similar sets of procedures at their sites records, contact the system manager.
desirable or necessary in determining to ensure confidentiality of data. Their Your request must meet the
whether particular records are required systems ensure that information requirements of the regulations at 34
to be disclosed under the FOIA. identifying individuals is in files CFR 5b.7, including proof of identity.
(2) Contract Disclosure. If the physically separated from other research
data. They will maintain security of the RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Department contracts with an entity for
the purposes of performing any function complete set of all master data files and This system consists of information
that requires disclosure of records in documentation. Access to individually about two cohorts of approximately
this system to employees of the identifiable data will be strictly 3,200 high school freshmen each in
contractor, the Department may disclose controlled. At each site all data will be SLCs in eight to twelve school districts
the records to those employees. Before kept in locked file cabinets during yet to be determined. The system will
entering into such a contract, the nonworking hours, and work on include information taken directly from
Department shall require the contractor hardcopy data will take place in a single the students. It will also include
to maintain Privacy Act safeguards as room, except for data entry. Physical information from the students’
required under 5 U.S.C. 552a(m) with security of electronic data will also be education records, such as attendance,
respect to the records in the system. maintained. Security features that State test results, course performance,
(3) Research Disclosure. The protect project data include password- and classes taken. The system will also
Department may disclose records to a protected accounts that authorize users include responses to survey and
researcher if an appropriate official of to use the MDRC or AIR system but to interview questions from teachers of
the Department determines that the access only specific network directories these students, and possibly other
individual or organization to which the and network software; user rights and school staff working with the literacy
disclosure would be made is qualified to directory and file attributes that limit classes.
carry out specific research related to those who can use particular directories
functions or purposes of this system of and files and determine how they can EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
records. The official may disclose use them; e-mail passwords that None.
records from this system of records to authorize the user to access mail [FR Doc. 05–12590 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am]
that researcher solely for the purpose of services and additional security features BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
carrying out that research related to the that the network administrators
functions or purposes of this system of establish for projects as needed. The
records. The researcher shall be contractor and subcontractor employees
required to maintain Privacy Act DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
who ‘‘maintain’’ (collect, maintain, use,
safeguards with respect to the disclosed or disseminate) data in this system shall Agency Information Collection
records. comply with the requirements of the Extension
DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING
confidentiality standards in section 183
of the ESRA (20 U.S.C. 9573). AGENCY:Department of Energy.
AGENCIES:
Not applicable to this system notice. Submission for Office of
ACTION:
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Management and Budget (OMB) review;
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, comment request.
RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND
Records are maintained and disposed
DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: of in accordance with the Department’s SUMMARY: The Department of Energy
Records Disposition Schedules, Part 3, (DOE) has submitted an information
STORAGE:
Items 2b and 5a. collection package to the OMB for
The Department maintains records on
CD-ROM, and the contractor and extension under the provisions of the
SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS:
subcontractor maintain data for this Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The
system on computers and in hard copy. Associate Commissioner, Evaluation package requests a three-year extension
Division, National Center for Education of OMB Control Number 1910–0100,
RETRIEVABILITY: Evaluation and Regional Assistance, entitled, Printing and Publishing
Records in this system are indexed by Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Activities. The Department of Energy is
a number assigned to each individual Department of Education, 555 New required to submit an annual report to
that is cross referenced by the Jersey Avenue, NW., room 502D, the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP)
individual’s name on a separate list. Washington, DC 20208. regarding its printing activities. The

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