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iCivics+: Games and Games-Based Assessments to Prepare Students for Better…

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Department of Education
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2012 / SBIR
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Filament Games, LLC
2010 Eastwood Drive Suite 104 Madison, WI 53704-5387
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: iCivics+: Games and Games-Based Assessments to Prepare Students for Better Citizenship
Agency: ED
Contract: edies12c0033
Award Amount: $149,926.00


Democracy relies on informed and active participation of citizens. This project team is developing a prototype of a formative assessment component to be added to the GoCivics games, a tablet-based intervention through which middle school students engage in compelling learning activities and simulations to learn standards-based civics content. The formative assessment component will adjust the game play to students' levels of knowledge in real-time and provide feedback to teachers. The games will be integrated within classroom practice and also used out of school. Pilot research in Phase I will seek to demonstrate that the software prototype functions as planned, teachers are able to integrate the games within classroom practice, and students are engaged by the prototype.

Principal Investigator:

Dan White

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Dan White
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Filament Games
100 S Baldwin St. Suite 202 Madison, WI 53703-

EIN/Tax ID: 999999999
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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