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Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: EDIES16C0007
Agency Tracking Number: EDIES16C0007
Amount: $148,441.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 1
Solicitation Number: EDIES16R0003
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-04-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-04-28
Small Business Information
8730 NE 124th
Kirland , WA 98034
United States
DUNS: 031856553
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David  Edery
 (202) 245-7550
Business Contact
 David  Edery
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Research Institution

In prior research and development, the team developed AlphaBear, a mobile gaming app where students are challenged to spell words which are then used to create humorous sentences. This project will develop and test a prototype for use specifically by English Learners. The prototype will formatively assess students' vocabulary, adjust gameplay to the skill levels of individual students, and provide support for students with weaker skills. Researchers will test the prototype with 100 elementary school students who are English learners. This study will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, and if students of different skill levels are engaged and able to play the game using automated cues and supports.

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