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Aug 2 -- The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) invites public comment by October 3, 2022 regarding the National Teacher and Principal Survey of 2023-2024 (NTPS 2023-24) Preliminary Field Activities.

The National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), conducted every two or three years by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), is a system of related questionnaires that provides descriptive data on the context of elementary and secondary education. Redesigned from the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) with a focus on flexibility, timeliness, and integration with other ED data, the NTPS system allows for school, principal, and teacher characteristics to be analyzed in relation to one another.

NTPS is an in-depth, nationally representative survey of first through twelfth grade public and private school teachers, principals, and schools. Kindergarten teachers in schools with at least a first grade are also surveyed. NTPS utilizes core content and a series of rotating modules to allow timely collection of important education trends as well as trend analysis. Topics covered include characteristics of teachers, principals, schools, teacher training opportunities, retention, retirement, hiring, and shortages. NTPS also functions as the base-year for the longitudinal studies Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) and Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS).

This request is to conduct the NTPS 2023-24 preliminary activities, namely special district recruitment, recruitment of endorsers, and Screener Survey for the NTPS and the NTPS follow-up surveys. The NTPS 2023-24 Main Study final procedures and materials will be published for public comment and OMB review in winter 2022-23, and OMB approval for the follow-up surveys to NTPS 2023-24—the Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) and the Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS) will be requested in an additional package in winter 2023-24.
NTPS webpage: https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ntps/
Draft information collection instruments: https://www.regulations.gov/document/ED-2022-SCC-0100-0003
Draft supporting statement: https://www.regulations.gov/document/ED-2022-SCC-0100-0002
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-16459

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