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Automated Basic Reading Assessment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: EDIES16C0004
Agency Tracking Number: EDIES16C0004
Amount: $149,788.80
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 1
Solicitation Number: EDIES16R0003
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-05-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-05-01
Small Business Information
1330 Tasso St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States
DUNS: 074649486
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jared Berstein
 (202) 245-7550
Business Contact
 Jared Berstein
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Research Institution

This project team will develop and test a prototype of Moby.Read, a stand-alone app for handheld devices or tablets. Using Moby.Read, grade school students will read a passage out loud and the speech-recognition software will generate an assessment of oral-reading fluency in real-time. The app is intended to replace face-to-face oral reading assessments done by teachers in order to save teachers time and increase the accuracy of the assessment. At the end of Phase I in a pilot study with 50 students, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned and if the assessment data generated by the app is accurate and valid compared to experts' coding using a rubric.

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