Private School Universe Survey (PSS) 2019-20 and 2021-22

ICR 202103-1850-007

OMB: 1850-0641

Federal Form Document

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Supporting Statement B
Supporting Statement A
ICR Details
1850-0641 202103-1850-007
Received in OIRA 202006-1850-003
ED/IES v. 13
Private School Universe Survey (PSS) 2019-20 and 2021-22
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 06/01/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 04/30/2022
32,677 32,677
6,577 6,577
0 0

The Private School Universe Survey (PSS) is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to collect basic information from the universe of private elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The PSS is designed to gather biennial data on the total number of private schools, teachers, and students, along with a variety of related data, including: religious orientation; grade-levels taught and size of school; length of school year and of school day; total student enrollment by gender (K-12); number of high school graduates; whether a school is single-sexed or coeducational; number of teachers employed; program emphasis; and existence and type of its kindergarten program. The PSS includes all schools that are not supported primarily by public funds, that provide classroom instruction for one or more of grades K-12 or comparable ungraded levels, and that have one or more teachers. The PSS is also used to create a universe list of private schools for use as a sampling frame for NCES surveys of private schools. The request to conduct the 2019-20 and 2021-22 PSS data collections, and the 2021-22 PSS list frame building operations, was approved in April 2019 (OMB# 1850-0641 v.9), and the last change was approved in June 2020 (OMB#1850-0641 v.12). This submission is materially unchanged from previous submissions and is submitted solely to request an extension for data collection activities. The current OMB clearance expires in April 2022, but data collection activities are currently scheduled to extend into late May 2022. There are no changes to burden or cost to the federal government.

US Code: 20 USC 9543 Name of Law: NCES is authorized to conduct this survey under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA)

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 16198 03/26/2021
86 FR 29254 06/01/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Private School Universe Survey (PSS) 2019-20 and 2021-22

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 32,677 32,677 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 6,577 6,577 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0

Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
Carrie Clarady 202 245-6347


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:
    (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;
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.

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