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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. AlphaBear2

    SBC: Spry Fox LLC            Topic: EDIES17R0006

    This project team will fully develop and test AlphaBear 2, a vocabulary learning game for grade 4 to 7 students. Vocabulary is a prerequisite for academic success, as it is linked to stronger performance across academic subjects and improved reading comprehension. It is more difficult for students to participate in educational activities without understanding the key vocabulary associated with tha ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. A Comprehensive Tool for Supporting Social and Emotional Learning Instruction for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: 1

    The key components of the IvyScip platform will include a user interface for teachers to complete an assessment battery on individual students diagnosed with HF-ASD, a backend system for storing data, data-driven recommendations for supporting student needs, and reports on student progress over time. The platform will also include an online teacher implementation guide.

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Education
  3. Eco: An Online Virtual World for Middle School Environmental Literacy and Collaborative Problem Solving

    SBC: STRANGE LOOP GAMES INC.            Topic: EDIES15R0008

    Video Demonstration of the Phase I Prototype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvXXII2zzw&index=5&list=PLVHqsnePfULrUf_-HwtRfwEYsb9patGd- Purpose: This project will develop and test Eco, an online multiplayer virtual environment and game designed to enhance middle school students' knowledge of ecology and environmental literacy. This is important because according to the 2011 National Assessment ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  4. Accommodation integrated technology to minimize the impact of disability on students' assessment

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    There is growing interest in computerized systems to increase accessibility of assessments for students with disabilities. Technology offers an ideal platform for implementing Universal Design (UD) principles for assessment to better accommodate student diversity and support broad student participation. The goal of this Phase II SBIR project is to continue the research and development of Assess2Pr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  5. Hall Of Heroes: An Interactive Social Tutoring System To Improve And Measure Social Goals For Students In Preparation For Transition To Middle School

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Hall of Heroes will be a web-based game for fifth graders to engage with pedagogical agents (animated life-like characters) to solve tailored social problem solving tasks and build social skills to use in challenging situations. Instructional content will focus on six core Social Skill Units (Cooperation, Communication, Emotion Regulation, Empathy, Impulse Control, and Social Initiation) based on ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Education
  6. PlatinuMath: An Online Formative Assessment Math Game for Preservice Elementary Teachers

    SBC: Triad Interactive Media, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: To be qualified to teach their future students in math, preservice students need to gain specialized mathematics content and pedagogical knowledge. The purpose of this project is to develop a web-based game to strengthen preservice teachers' knowledge of mathematics and provide college instructors with accurate assessments of their students' mathematical understanding. Project Activities ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  7. A Computer-based Social Intervention for Students with High Functioning ASD: Using Technology to Improve Special Education

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders (HF-ASD) face unique challenges with social skills and social relationships, often experiencing heightened levels of social isolation and exclusion from social opportunities. Without intervention, these social difficulties can interfere significantly with students’ ability to engage in and learn at school. However, few social inte ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  8. An Interactive Social Tutoring System to Improve and Measure Social Goals for Students Related to Academic and Other School-Related Outcomes

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Elementary school is a time of growth and development in students' social skills and peer relations. Prior research shows that students who are able to establish and maintain positive peer relations are more successful in school (including higher levels of achievement) and better able to cope with stressful life events. In contrast, students who have difficulty navigating the socio-develo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  9. Haptic Feedback Improvements for Prostheses

    SBC: Orthocare Innovations LLC            Topic: 84133S2

    This project optimizes haptic system design parameters and more thoroughly evaluates the impact of a vibratory haptic system for prosthetics. Objectives include: (1) building a hardware and software test bed for non-invasive voluntary control of a prosthetic hand with vibratory haptic feedback, (2) optimizing the tactor application, (3) assessing the effectiveness of tactor vibratory feedback on c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  10. MathMonsterMystery

    SBC: Triad Interactive Media, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Classroom teachers need formative assessment tools that give them easy and accurate information on student perfomance. Large scale assessments provide accountability data useful in evaluating progress across states and within school districts, but are not designed to directly impact classroom practice. Research shows us that student performance on standardized test can be impacted by test anxiet ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Education

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