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timely continuation grants to the 16 activities before the new awards are DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
entities affected, the Secretary has made in FY 2006.
determined that a delayed effective date Privacy Act of 1974; System of
To avoid a lapse in research and
is unnecessary and contrary to the Records—Impact Evaluation of
related activities, the Secretary will
public interest. Academic Instruction for After-School
fund each of these projects for an
Programs
Background additional 12 months. Accordingly, the
NIDRR supports the goals of the Secretary waives the requirements in 34 AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences,
President’s New Freedom Initiative CFR 75.250 and 75.261(c)(2), which Department of Education.
(NFI) and the National Institute on prohibit project periods exceeding five ACTION: Notice of a new system of
Disability and Rehabilitation Research years and extensions of project periods records.
Long-Range Plan (Plan), which are that involve the obligation of additional
SUMMARY: In accordance with the
designed to help improve rehabilitation Federal funds.
research and outcomes for individuals Privacy Act of 1974, as amended
with disabilities. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification (Privacy Act), the Department of
Education (Department) publishes this
Note: The NFI can be accessed on the The Secretary certifies that the final notice of a new system of records
Internet at the following site: http:// extension of the project period and entitled ‘‘Impact Evaluation of
www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/newfreedom. waiver would not have a significant Academic Instruction for After-School
The Plan can be accessed on the Internet economic impact on a substantial Programs’’ (18–13–13).
at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ number of small entities. The only The National Center for Education
rschstat/research/pubs/index.html.
entities that would be affected are the 16 Evaluation and Regional Assistance at
In accordance with the goals of the SCIMS. the Department’s Institute of Education
NFI and the Plan, and as authorized Sciences (IES) commissioned this
under section 204(a)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 evaluation. It will address the following
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, This final extension of project period two questions:
through NIDRR, the Department and waiver does not contain any (1) What is the effectiveness of
provides funding for projects to improve offering intensive research-based
information collection requirements.
research and outcomes for individuals reading support in an after-school
with disabilities. The Conference Report Intergovernmental Review program?
accompanying the 2005 Appropriations (2) Is it more effective than offering
Act noted that NIDRR received This program is not subject to the more general academic support such as
additional funding for the SCIMS requirements of Executive Order 12372 homework help?
program and stated that the conferees and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. The system will contain information
intended that the additional funds about approximately 4,000 elementary
Electronic Access to This Document
should be used to support investments school students and their teachers
that could facilitate multi-center You may view this document, as well (approximately 600 teachers—12
research on therapies, interventions, as all other Department of Education teachers in each of the studied centers)
and the use of technology. NIDRR is documents published in the Federal in 40 to 50 after-school centers in 20 to
conducting background work to inform Register, in text or Adobe Portable 25 school districts yet to be determined.
the competition and plans to defer new Document Format (PDF) on the Internet One quarter of these students will be
awards, formerly scheduled for 2005, at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ participants using a mathematics
until 2006 in order to use the curriculum, one quarter will be
news/fedregister.
background information to guide participants using a reading curriculum,
development of competition priorities, To use PDF you must have Adobe and half will be in a control group. The
allow applicants sufficient time to Acrobat Reader, which is available free system will include these students’
prepare proposals, and place all SCIMS at this site. If you have questions about names and demographic information,
grants on the same funding schedule. using PDF, call the U.S. Government such as race/ethnicity, age, gender, and
The grants for 16 SCIMS at University Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– educational background, their results on
of Alabama/Birmingham, Santa Clara 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, reading or math assessments, and some
Valley Medical Center, Los Amigos DC, area at (202) 512–1530. of their school records data such as
Research and Education Institute, Inc., attendance and academic history. The
Note: The official version of this document system will also include responses to
Craig Hospital, University of Miami,
is the document published in the Federal student and teacher surveys.
Shepherd Center, Inc., Boston
Register. Free Internet access to the official
University Medical Center Hospital, edition of the Federal Register and the Code DATES: The Department seeks comment
University of Michigan, University of of Federal Regulations is available on GPO on this new system of records described
Missouri/Columbia, Kessler Medical Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ in this notice, in accordance with the
Rehabilitation Research and Education index.html. requirements of the Privacy Act. We
Corporation, Mount Sinai School of must receive your comments on the
Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Dated: June 15, 2005. proposed routine uses for the system of
Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, The John H. Hager, records described in this notice on or
Institute for Rehabilitation and before July 21, 2005.
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and
Research, Virginia Commonwealth The Department filed a report
Rehabilitative Services.
University, and the University of describing the new system of records
[FR Doc. 05–12223 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am]
Washington are scheduled to expire on covered by this notice with the Chair of
various dates between August 31, 2005, BILLING CODE 4000–01–P the Senate Committee on Homeland
and November 30, 2005. It would be Security and Governmental Affairs, the
contrary to the public interest, however, Chair of the House Committee on
to have a lapse in these SCI research Government Reform, and the

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Administrator of the Office of system of records maintained by the SYSTEM LOCATION:


Information and Regulatory Affairs, Department. The Department’s (1) Evaluation Division, National
Office of Management and Budget regulations implementing the Act are Center for Education Evaluation and
(OMB) on June 16, 2005. This system of contained in the Code of Federal Regional Assistance, Institute of
records will become effective at the later Regulations (CFR) in 34 CFR part 5b. Education Sciences, U.S. Department of
date of—(1) the expiration of the 40 day The Privacy Act applies to Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue,
period for OMB review on July 26, 2005 information about individuals that NW., room 502D, Washington, DC
or (2) July 21, 2005, unless the system contains individually identifiable 20208.
of records needs to be changed as a information and that is retrieved by a (2) MDRC, 16 East 34th Street, New
result of public comment or OMB unique identifier associated with each York, NY 10016.
review. individual, such as a name or social (3) Private/Public Ventures (P/PV),
ADDRESSES: Address all comments about security number. The information about 2000 Market Street, Suite 600,
the proposed routine uses the system or each individual is called a ‘‘record,’’ Philadelphia, PA 19103.
and the system, whether manual or (4) Survey Research Management,
records described in this notice to Dr.
computer-based, is called a ‘‘system of 1495 Yarmouth Avenue, Suite A,
Ricky Takai, Associate Commissioner,
records.’’ The Privacy Act requires each Boulder, Colorado 80304.
Evaluation Division, National Center for
agency to publish notices of new or The impact evaluation is being
Education Evaluation and Regional
altered systems of records in the Federal conducted by MDRC in collaboration
Assistance, Institute of Education
Register and to submit reports to the with the Bloom Associates, P/PV, and
Sciences, U.S. Department of Education,
Administrator of the Office of Survey Research Management. Bloom
555 New Jersey Avenue, NW., room
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Associates will not maintain records
502D, Washington, DC 20208.
Office of Management and Budget from this system of records.
Telephone: (202) 208–7083. If you
prefer to send comments through the (OMB), the Chair of the Senate CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE
Internet, use the following address: Committee on Homeland Security and SYSTEM:
comments@ed.gov. Governmental Affairs, and the Chair of The system will contain information
You must include the term ‘‘After- the House Committee on Government about approximately 4,000 elementary
School Interventions’’ in the subject line Reform. school students and their teachers
of the electronic message. Electronic Access to This Document (approximately 600 teachers—12
During and after the comment period, teachers in each of the studied centers)
you may inspect all comments about You may view this document, as well in 40 to 50 after-school centers in 20 to
this notice in room 502D, 555 New as all other documents of this 25 school districts yet to be determined.
Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Department published in the Federal One quarter of these students will be
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 Register, in text or Adobe Portable participants using a mathematics
p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Document Format (PDF) on the Internet curriculum, one quarter will be
Friday of each week except Federal at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ participants using a reading curriculum,
holidays. news/fedregister. and half will be in a control group.
To use PDF you must have Adobe Participation in the study is voluntary.
Assistance to Individuals With
Acrobat Reader, which is available free The goal of this study is to establish and
Disabilities in Reviewing the
at this site. If you have questions about evaluate the effects of two supplemental
Rulemaking Record
using PDF, call the U.S. Government academic programs (a reading program
On request, we supply an appropriate Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– developed by Success For All and a
aid, such as a reader or print magnifier, 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, mathematics program developed by
to an individual with a disability who DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Harcourt Publishers) for students with
needs assistance to review the reading and math skills below grade
comments or other documents in the Note: The official version of this document
is the document published in the Federal level who participate in after-school
public rulemaking record for this notice. programs. Study sites will include, but
Register. Free Internet access to the official
If you want to schedule an appointment edition of the Federal Register and the Code not be limited to, after-school programs
for this type of aid, please contact the of Federal Regulations is available on GPO funded by the 21st Century Community
person listed under FOR FURTHER Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ Learning Centers program.
INFORMATION CONTACT. index.html.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Ricky Takai. Telephone: (202) 208– Dated: June 16, 2005. The system will include the students’
7083. If you use a telecommunications Grover Whitehurst, names, demographic information such
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call Director, Institute of Education Sciences. as race/ethnicity, age, gender, and
the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– For the reasons discussed in the educational background, their results on
800–877–8339. preamble, the Director of the Institute of standardized achievement tests, and
Individuals with disabilities may Education Sciences, U.S. Department of some of their school records data, such
obtain this document in an alternative Education, publishes a notice of a new as attendance and academic history. The
format (e.g., Braille, large print, system of records to read as follows: system will also include responses to
audiotape, or computer diskette) on survey questions from the students and
request to the contact person listed in 18–13–13 from the teachers of these students.
this section. These surveys will request information
SYSTEM NAME: about the teachers’ backgrounds,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Impact Evaluation of Academic professional experience, and training, as
Introduction Instruction For After-School Programs. well as information about the academic
The Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) interventions. The student surveys will
requires the Department to publish in SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: request information about the students’
the Federal Register this notice of a new None. participation in after-school activities

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and other supplemental reading and Department requires the contractor to nonworking hours, and work on hard-
mathematics activities. maintain Privacy Act safeguards as copy data will take place in a single
required under 5 U.S.C. 552a(m) with room, except for data entry. Physical
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
respect to the records in the system. security of electronic data will also be
The evaluation being conducted is (3) Research Disclosure. The maintained. Security features that
authorized under: (1) Sections 171(b) Department may disclose records to a protect project data include password-
and 173 of the Education Sciences researcher if an appropriate official of protected accounts that authorize users
Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA) (20 U.S.C. the Department determines that the to use the MDRC, P/PV, or Survey
9561(b) and 9563); and (2) section individual or organization to which the Research Management system only to
4202(a)(2) of the Elementary and disclosure would be made is qualified to access specific network directories and
Secondary Education Act of 1965 carry out specific research related to network software; user rights and
(ESEA), as amended by the No Child functions or purposes of this system of directory and file attributes that limit
Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) (20 records. The official may disclose those who can use particular directories
U.S.C. 7172(a)(2)). records from this system of records to and files and determine how they can
PURPOSE(S):
that researcher solely for the purpose of use them; e-mail passwords that
carrying out that research related to the authorize the user to access mail
The information in this system will be functions or purposes of this system of services; and additional security
used for the following purpose: to test records. The researcher must maintain features that the network administrators
innovative instructional strategies to be Privacy Act safeguards with respect to establish for projects as needed. The
implemented in the after-school the disclosed records. contractor and subcontractor employees
programs selected for the study. In who maintain (collect, maintain, use, or
particular, this system is necessary to DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING
disseminate) data in this system must
provide information for analyses of the AGENCIES:
comply with the requirements of the
effectiveness of specific reading and Not applicable to this system notice. confidentiality standards in section 183
mathematics interventions on of the ESRA (20 U.S.C. 9573).
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING,
elementary school students who
RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND
participate in after-school programs. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Records are maintained and disposed
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE STORAGE:
SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND
of in accordance with the Department of
THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
The Department maintains records on Education’s Records Disposition
CD–ROM, and the contractor and Schedules, Part 3, Items 2b and 5a.
The Department of Education subcontractors maintain data for this
(Department) may disclose information system on computers and in hard copy. SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS:
contained in a record in this system of Associate Commissioner, Evaluation
records under the routine uses listed in RETRIEVABILITY: Division, National Center for Education
this system of records without the Records in this system are indexed by Evaluation and Regional Assistance,
consent of the individual if the a number assigned to each individual Institute of Education Sciences, U.S.
disclosure is compatible with the that is cross-referenced by the Department of Education, 555 New
purposes for which the record was individual’s name on a separate list. Jersey Avenue, NW., room 502D,
collected. These disclosures may be Washington, DC 20208.
made on a case-by-case basis or, if the SAFEGUARDS:
Department has complied with the All physical access to the NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:
computer matching requirements of the Department’s site and to the sites of the If you wish to determine whether a
Privacy Act, under a computer matching Department’s contractor and record exists regarding you in the
agreement. Any disclosure of subcontractors, where this system of system of records, contact the systems
individually identifiable information records is maintained, is controlled and manager. Your request must meet the
from a record in this system must also monitored by security personnel. The requirements of regulations at 34 CFR
comply with the requirements of section computer system employed by the 5b.5, including proof of identity.
183 of the ESRA (20 U.S.C. 9573) Department offers a high degree of
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
providing for confidentiality standards resistance to tampering and
that apply to all collections, reporting, circumvention. This computer system If you wish to gain access to your
and publication of data by IES. permits data access to Department and record in the system of records, contact
(1) Freedom of Information Act contract staff only on a ‘‘need-to-know’’ the system manager. Your request must
(FOIA) Advice Disclosure. The basis and controls individual users’’ meet the requirements of regulations at
Department may disclose records to the ability to access and alter records within 34 CFR 5b.5, including proof of identity.
U.S. Department of Justice and the the system. The contractor, MDRC, and CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
Office of Management and Budget if the its subcontractors, P/PV, and Survey If you wish to contest the content of
Department concludes that disclosure is Research Management, have established a record regarding you in the system of
desirable or necessary in determining similar sets of procedures at their sites records, contact the system manager.
whether particular records are required to ensure confidentiality of data. Their Your request must meet the
to be disclosed under the FOIA. systems ensure that information requirements of regulations at 34 CFR
(2) Contract Disclosure. If the identifying individuals is in files 5b.7, including proof of identity.
Department contracts with an entity for physically separated from other research
the purposes of performing any function data. They will maintain security of the RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
that requires disclosure of records in complete set of all master data files and The system will include information
this system to employees of the documentation. Access to individually obtained from the students, including
contractor, the Department may disclose identifiable data will be strictly names, demographic information such
the records to those employees. Before controlled. At each site all data will be as race/ethnicity, age, gender, and
entering into such a contract, the kept in locked file cabinets during educational background, and their

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results on standardized achievement requirements of the IDEA and its third parties of directory information on
tests. The system will also include implementing regulations, as well as students with disabilities receiving
responses to survey questions from the letters and other documents that the services under IDEA.
students and from the teachers of these Department believes will assist the
Topic Addressed: Children In Private
students. These surveys will request public in understanding the
Schools
information about the teachers’ requirements of the law and its
backgrounds, professional experience, regulations. The date of and topic Æ Letter dated February 17, 2005 to
and training, as well as information addressed by a letter are identified, and Maine Department of Education Office
about the academic interventions. The summary information is also provided, of Special Services Director David Noble
student surveys will request information as appropriate. To protect the privacy Stockford, regarding the responsibility
about the students’ participation in interests of the individual or individuals of Maine and its public agencies to
after-school activities and other involved, personally identifiable ensure that FAPE is made available to
supplemental reading and math information has been deleted, as students with disabilities who attend
activities. This system also consists of appropriate. Pursuant to the effective private schools because they reside in
information obtained from the student’s dates set forth in section 302 of the school districts that do not operate
school, such as data about the student’s Individuals with Disabilities Education public high schools, and clarifying that
attendance and academic history. Improvement Act of 2004 (the Act), IDEA gives Maine and its public
which amended and reauthorized the agencies no authority to regulate private
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
IDEA, the changes in IDEA that were schools.
None. made by the Act, with certain Section 614—Evaluations, Eligibility
[FR Doc. 05–12226 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] enumerated exceptions, will take effect Determinations, Individualized
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P on July 1, 2005. Accordingly, statutory Education Programs, and Educational
citations in this list, as well as those Placements
contained in the letters referenced in
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION this list, refer to the provisions of the Topic Addressed: Individualized
IDEA that were in effect at the time the Education Programs
Office of Special Education and letters were issued.
Rehabilitative Services; List of Æ Letter dated February 28, 2005 to
Correspondence Part B—Assistance for Education of All Massachusetts Advocate Kristen
Children With Disabilities Serwecki, regarding the role of a parent
AGENCY: Department of Education. who is the subject of a protective order
ACTION: List of Correspondence from Section 611—Authorization; Allotment; in the individualized education program
January 2, 2005 through March 31, 2005. Use of Funds; Authorization of (IEP) process, including whether a
Appropriations parent representative can attend an IEP
SUMMARY: The Secretary is publishing
Topic Addressed: Distribution of Funds meeting as a member of the IEP team in
the following list pursuant to section this circumstance.
607(d) of the Individuals with Æ Office of Special Education
Disabilities Education Act, as amended Programs memorandum 05–07 dated Section 615—Procedural Safeguards
(IDEA). Under section 607(d) of the March 9, 2005, regarding
Topic Addressed: Manifestation
IDEA, the Secretary is required, on a implementation of the funding formula
Determination Review
quarterly basis, to publish in the under the IDEA, specifically the year of
Federal Register a list of age cohorts for which a free appropriate Æ Letter dated March 18, 2005 to
correspondence from the Department of public education (FAPE) is ensured. individual (personally identifiable
Education received by individuals information redacted), regarding the
Section 612—State Eligibility requirements of Part B of IDEA for
during the previous quarter that
describes the interpretations of the Topic Addressed: Free Appropriate conducting a manifestation
Department of Education (Department) Public Education determination review for children with
of the IDEA or the regulations that disabilities in disciplinary situations.
Æ Office of Special Education
implement the IDEA. Programs memorandum 05–08 dated Other Letters That Do Not Interpret the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: March 17, 2005, regarding the Idea but May Be of Interest to Readers
Melisande Lee or JoLeta Reynolds. responsibilities under Part B of IDEA of
Telephone: (202) 245–7468. Topic Addressed: Extension of
State and local educational agencies and
If you use a telecommunications Liquidation Periods for Grantees Under
other public agencies in providing for
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call State Administered Programs
the education of children with
the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– disabilities placed in or referred to Æ Memorandum dated January 28,
800–877–8339. private residential programs. 2005 to Chief State School Officers,
Individuals with disabilities may regarding guidance on general standards
obtain a copy of this notice in an Topic Addressed: Confidentiality of
for evaluating requests to the
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large Education Records
Department for extensions of the 90-day
print, audiotape, or computer diskette) Æ Letter dated March 3, 2005 to liquidation period for obligating Federal
on request to the contact persons listed Austin Independent School District funds and a process for handling these
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Superintendent Dr. Pascal D. Forgione, requests.
CONTACT. Jr. from Family Policy Compliance
Office Director LeRoy S. Rooker, Electronic Access to This Document
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
following list identifies correspondence regarding provisions of the Family You may view this document, as well
from the Department issued from Educational Rights and Privacy Act as all other Department of Education
January 2, 2005 through March 31, 2005. relating to the designation of directory documents published in the Federal
Included on the list are those letters information and clarifying when parent Register, in text or Adobe Portable
that contain interpretations of the consent is required for the disclosure to Document Format (PDF) on the Internet

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