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Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 Recruitment and Field Test,
Type of Information Collection:
Revision of a currently approved collection
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OIRA Conclusion Action:
Approved without change
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Terms of Clearance:
OMB approves this information collection request with the understanding that (1) NCES will bring results of the field test to OMB for discussion before deciding whether to pursue the computer assessments in the full scale study, given concerns about recruiting and costs; and (2) NCES and its contractor agree to make no statements about causality associated with student incentive levels since there is no experiment. Rather, given the one-time nature of the burden associated with the transition to computerized assessments and some of the challneges associated with meeting PISA's unique international requirements, PISA student incentive levels are unusually high and are not a standard for justifying other student data collections.
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36 Months From Approved
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The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international assessment that focuses on 15-year-olds' capabilities in reading, mathematics, and science literacy. It was first implemented by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 2000 and has been administered every 3 years since. This submission is for the fifth cycle in the series, PISA 2012, and requests OMB approval for field test and main study recruitment, field trial data collection, and a waiver of the 60-days federal register notice for the main study clearance in 2012. As in 2003, in PISA 2012, mathematics will be the major subject domain. The field test will also include computer-based assessments in reading, science, and general problem solving, and an assessment of financial literacy in a paper-and-pencil format. The United States may decide to participate in these components in the main study as well, based on the results of the field test. In addition to assessment data, PISA provides background information on school context and student demographics to benchmark performance and inform policy. School recruitment for the field test will begin in September 2010 with data collection beginning in March 2011. Main study recruitment will begin in September 2011 with data collection beginning in September 2012. The PISA 2012 field test sample will include about 35 schools (main study sample about 150) and about 1600 students (4,500 – 5,700 for the main study, depending on the components administered). In January 2011 NCES will submit the final field trial instruments to OMB; then, following the field test study, in May 2011, NCES will submit to OMB the final main study recruitment materials, design, and burden; and in spring 2012, NCES will submit the final main study instruments.
PL: Pub.L. 107 - 279 153 Name of Law: Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002
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Associated Rulemaking Information
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Federal Register Citation:
Not associated with rulemaking
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Federal Register Citation:
75 FR 26944
Federal Register Citation:
75 FR 39922
Did the Agency receive public comments on this ICR?
Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
Student Financial Literacy background items
PISA School Coordinators
PISA Student Questionnaires
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PISA School Administrator Questionnaire
Sample (Appendix C) Student Questionnaire and School Administrator Questionnaire
Field Trial Recruitment Materials - School - Appendix A
ICR Summary of Burden
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Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
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While Rocis considers this to be both an increase (for this field test/recruitment activity submission) as well as a decrease (reduction since the full scale is over) there is an overall reduction in burden because the last approval was for the full scale PISA 2009 collection while this is only for the field test and recruitment activities for 2012 PISA.
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Part B of Supporting Statement
Is the Supporting Statement intended to be a Privacy Impact Assessment required by the E-Government Act of 2002?
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On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
(a) It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;
(b) It avoids unnecessary duplication;
(c) It reduces burden on small entities;
(d) It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to respondents;
(e) Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and recordkeeping practices;
(f) It indicates the retention periods for recordkeeping requirements;
(g) It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8 (b)(3) about:
(i) Why the information is being collected;
(ii) Use of information;
(iii) Burden estimate;
(iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
(v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
(vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
(h) It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected.
(i) It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology (if applicable); and
(j) It makes appropriate use of information technology.
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.