High School and Beyond 2022 (HS&B:22) Base-Year Full-Scale Study Data Collection and First Follow-up Field Test Sampling, Tracking, and Recruitment

ICR 202103-1850-009

OMB: 1850-0944

Federal Form Document

ICR Details
1850-0944 202103-1850-009
Received in OIRA 202011-1850-007
ED/IES ED-2021-SCC-0053
High School and Beyond 2022 (HS&B:22) Base-Year Full-Scale Study Data Collection and First Follow-up Field Test Sampling, Tracking, and Recruitment
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 06/07/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 10/31/2023
128,478 121,952
53,930 50,361
0 0

The High School and Beyond 2022 study (HS&B:22) will be the sixth in a series of longitudinal studies at the high school level conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. HS&B:22 will follow a nationally representative sample of ninth grade students from the start of high school in the fall of 2022 to the spring of 2026 when most will be in twelfth grade. A field test was conducted in fall 2019. The study sample will be freshened in 2026 to create a nationally representative sample of twelfth-grade students. A high school transcript collection and additional follow-up data collections beyond high school are also planned. In preparation for the HS&B:22 Base-Year Full-Scale study (BYFS), scheduled to take place in the fall of 2022, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved (OMB# 1850-0944 v.1-5) a request to conduct the HS&B:22 Base-Year Field Test (BYFT) and the BYFS sampling and state, school district, school, and parent recruitment activities, both of which began in the fall of 2019. These activities include collecting student rosters and selecting the BYFS sample. BYFT activities ended in December 2019. The study initially planned to conduct its BYFS data collection in the fall of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided to postpone this collection by two years. OMB provided approval to adjust the schedule in June 2020, October 2020, and January 2021 (OMB# 1850-0944 v.6-8). The base year full-scale data collection will now take place in fall 2022. This submission requests approval to (1) freshen the school sample to account for the two-year delay after the sample was drawn; (2) add survey items related to the COVID-19 pandemic to the surveys; (3) track the field test sample; and (4) begin sampling and recruitment activities for the first follow-up field test. For the field test follow-up, students who participated in the base year field test will be tracked to inform the main study, but the field test follow-up data collection will occur one year later with a new sample of twelfth grade students. Part A of this submission presents information on the basic design of HS&B:22. Part B discusses the statistical methods employed. Part C presents justification for the questionnaire content. Appendix A provides the communication materials to be used during state, school district, school, and parent BYFS recruitment and data collection activities. Appendix B provides the full-scale data collection instruments.

US Code: 20 USC 9543 Name of Law: Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 17144 04/01/2021
86 FR 30291 06/07/2021

  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 128,478 121,952 0 6,526 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 53,930 50,361 0 3,569 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
The increase in burden is associated with moving to the next phase of the study; in addition to requesting burden for the main study, this package also requests burden for the first follow-up field test. The decrease in cost to the federal government is a correction on the part of NCES, as the previous cost report was not annualized. Further, the full period of the research is stretched over 6 years due to delays resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic.

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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