REL Peer Review: Pilot Data Collection Methods for Examining the Use of Research Evidence

ICR 202308-1850-002

OMB: 1850-0990

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Supplementary Document
Supporting Statement B
Supporting Statement A
ICR Details
Received in OIRA
ED/IES ED-2023-SCC-0155
REL Peer Review: Pilot Data Collection Methods for Examining the Use of Research Evidence
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular 11/13/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
115 0
43 0
0 0

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education (ED) requests clearance for data collection activities to support a pilot study of the reliability and validity of survey items used to assess the use of research evidence (URE) among education agencies and other partners served by the Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs). The REL program is an essential IES investment focused on partnering with state and local education agencies to use evidence to improve education outcomes by creating tangible research products and providing engaging learning experiences and consultation. IES seeks to better understand how REL partners use research evidence to improve education outcomes and the role of RELs in promoting URE among partners. This study will test the reliability and validity of new and extant URE items in the REL context. Specifically, the study will (1) assess how existing items from the URE literature perform in a REL context and (2) assess the reliability and validity of a small set of items from the Stakeholder Feedback Surveys (SFS) that are currently administered to REL partners and used by IES to improve the work of REL contractors, inform the REL program as a whole, and address internal requests such as the Congressional Budget Justification. The reliability and validity of the new and existing survey items will be assessed through two data collection activities: an online survey administered to a set of partnerships across RELs and follow-up interviews with a subset of REL partners.


Not associated with rulemaking

  88 FR 60194 08/31/2023
88 FR 77569 11/13/2023

IC Title Form No. Form Name
REL Peer Review: Pilot Data Collection Methods for Examining the Use of Research Evidence

  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 115 0 0 115 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 43 0 0 43 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
This is a new request, therefore all burden is new. This results in a program change increase in burden and responses of 43 hours and 115 responses.

Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
Christopher Boccanfuso 202 219-1674


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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