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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. A User-Contextualized ROI Tool to Make Meaning of Lifetime Costs and Tradeoffs Associated with Different Degree Programs

    SBC: Vantage Point Consulting Inc.            Topic: 91990019R0016

    Through a pilot study of in three high schools with a diverse mix of racially and socio-economically-diverse end users, the researchers will examine the feasibility and usability of the prototype when used by students. The team will also collect user-experience feedback on whether the prototype helped students consider different pathways, changed perceptions about the cost or benefit of higher edu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Goal Guider: A Mobile and Web-Based System for Self-Management of Everyday Life by Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

    SBC: Assistech Systems LLC            Topic: 84133S1

    The project goal is to develop and test the feasibility of a self-management system, Goal Guider, consisting of a mobile application and companion web site that allows individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism to effectively manage self-defined goals for everyday living across various personal, educational, and vocational life domains. Users will be able to easily enter goals, work wit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Education
  3. Physiologically Compatible Hemodialysis through Advanced Dialysate Regeneration

    SBC: Chemica Technologies, Inc            Topic: N/A

    The uremic syndrome is a disabling condition attributed to the progressive retention of solutes that would normally be excreted by the kidneys and which interact negatively with physiological systems/functions. These are broadly defined as uremic toxins. Hemodialysis treatment is prescribed for the majority of individuals in the final stages of renal failure. However, better dialysis options (leng ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  4. Project NumberShire: A Game-Based Integrated Learning and Assessment System to Target Whole Number Concepts

    SBC: Thought Cycle            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Prior research points to several features of technology-based math games that may be important for supporting the learning needs of students with or at-risk for disabilities. These include games that engage students in highly motivating narratives, provide focused foundational knowledge and scaffolding of learning whole numbers concepts, and provide performance monitoring capabilities. Th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  5. Project Hi-Fi: Promoting High Fidelity Of Screening And Progress Monitoring Assessments

    SBC: Life Technologies            Topic: N/A

    This project team is developing a prototype of software for a tablet computer to replace paper tests for teachers to assess the reading fluency of special education students in grade 5 and 6. The technology will provide: scoring and tracking assessments with a stop watch for appropriate timing of questions, upload of data generated from the assessment directly to a database, audio playback capabil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Education
  6. LifeWorks: Development of an a Web-Based Life Management Application for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities and Caregivers.

    SBC: Assistech Systems LLC            Topic: 84133S2

    This project develops a prototype of a web-based self-management application for individuals with cognitive disabilities and those who support them. The application uses a database of an individual’s life and needs to provide relevant, actionable, and accessible data to the consumer, family members, and/or support staff. Features include cognitively accessible interface, push notifications for c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  7. Numbershire II: Development Of A Second Grade Game-Based Integrated Learning System To Target Whole Numbers And Operations In Base Ten And Operations And Operations And Algebraic Thinking

    SBC: Thought Cycle            Topic: N/A

    The web-based game, Numbershire II, will include modules to support students with or at-risk for disabilities in learning 2nd grade level mathematics, as defined by Common Core State Standards, including fluency with place value ideas, foundations of multiplication, and procedural fluency with multi-digit operations. In the narrative-based game, each student will build and maintain an idyllic Rena ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Education
  8. Numbershire II: Math Games for 2nd graders With or At Risk for LD

    SBC: Thought Cycle            Topic: N/A

    This project team is developing a prototype of Numbershire II, a web-based suite of mini math games for second graders with or at-risk for disabilities. The games will be set in the context of a fantasy-themed village and will adapt the level of difficulty based on individual student needs. Additionally, the project will support students in learning numbers and operations in base 10, operations, a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  9. MenuChoice:Nutrition Program for Community-based Group Homes for Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

    SBC: GOOD NUTRITION IDEAS, LLC            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops a nutrition program, MenuChoice©, for community-based group homes for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). Adults with IDD experience poorer nutritional health and more nutrition-related secondary conditions than adults without disabilities. These conditions are preventable and modifiable through a safe, healthful diet, but multiple challenges precl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  10. HealthChecker: Development of an Accessible Web-Based Application for Self-Assessment of Personal Health and Wellness by Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities

    SBC: Assistech Systems LLC            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops and evaluates HealthChecker, a web-based application. The design employs a cognitively accessible graphic user interface to lead an individual with cognitive disabilities through a daily self-assessment routine, querying the presence or absence of symptoms such as physical pain or discomfort. Simple self-care options are presented based on user input. HealthChecker is evaluat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education

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