School Pulse Panel 2023-24 Second Quarter Revision

ICR 202309-1850-002

OMB: 1850-0975

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1850-0975 202309-1850-002
Received in OIRA 202308-1850-001
ED/IES ED-2023-SCC-0060
School Pulse Panel 2023-24 Second Quarter Revision
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/08/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 07/31/2026
53,955 53,955
10,175 10,175
0 0

The School Pulse Panel (SPP) is a data collection originally designed to collect voluntary responses from a nationally representative sample The School Pulse Panel is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), part of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), within the United States Department of Education. Initially, the purpose of the study was to collect extensive real-time data on issues brought to light by the COVID-19 pandemic on students and staff, as well as other important education-related issues that could inform data-driven policy decisions, in U.S. public primary, middle, high, and combined-grade schools and districts. Specifically, this was accomplished by collecting data on, among other things, the percentage of the student body starting the school year behind grade level, the types of learning recovery strategies being implemented and the perceived effectiveness of those strategies, classroom behavioral concerns, mental health services provided, and staffing issues. NCES was able to capture each of these pieces in an expedited fashion and report out findings in a matter of weeks, providing rich information to help tell the full story of what students, staff, and administrators were battling on a daily basis. The success of the quick-turnaround nature of the SPP was a clear indication of the immense value of having a real-time data collection vehicle readily available to capture content on prominent events occurring in the school environment. Therefore, stakeholders and ED leadership have asked NCES to continue this type of data collection methodology for the 2023-24 school year and beyond with content extending beyond COVID-19 pandemic impacts on the education environment. The package containing the details of the SPP 2023-24 Data Collection (OMB# 1850-0975 v.2) went through 60-day and 30-day public comment periods beginning in March 2023, and that primary request was approved in July 2023. Following that approval, items in the September and October questionnaires were modified via a change request (v.3) based on the results of cognitive testing; minor changes to the communications materials were also modified via this same change request. The current package (v.4) contains the November 2023-January 2024 questionnaires and the full year of communication materials. The November 2023 questionnaire has been finalized but the items in the December 2023 and January 2024 questionnaires were still undergoing cognitive testing at the time of the publication of this 30-day package. A change request (OMB# 1850-0803 v.5) will be submitted at the conclusion of the 30-day public comment period for this package to make updates to these instruments, as informed by cognitive testing.

US Code: 20 USC 9573 Name of Law: Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002

Not associated with rulemaking

  88 FR 62069 09/08/2023
88 FR 62069 09/08/2023

IC Title Form No. Form Name
School Pulse Panel 2023-24 Data Collection

  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 53,955 53,955 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 10,175 10,175 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


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    (ii) Use of information;
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