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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. Multimodal Bilingual Platform and Formative Evaluation Dashboard for English Language Learners

    SBC: StoryWorld International Corporation            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: In prior research and development, the project team developed Storyworld, a web-based activity with mini-games to support English Learners (EL) in language acquisition. In this project, the team will fully develop and test a formative assessment dashboard that provides teachers with insights into EL student's progress as they use Storyworld. ELs are the fastest-growing student population ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. A Novel Platform for High-Quality Formative Assessment in Mathematics

    SBC: Simbulus, Inc.            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: This project team will fully develop and test Woot Math Polls, a formative assessment dashboard that converts student math work into data-driven insights to inform teacher instruction and student learning in middle and high school algebra classrooms. Research has marked a decline in math achievement around the time students take algebra in middle school. Technological innovations that pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. CloudLab Software for Hands-On Science Learning

    SBC: MYRIAD SENSORS, INC.            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: The project team will fully develop and test CloudLab, a web-based dashboard to present scientific data captured by sensors during experiments. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize the actual doing of STEM so that students can apply learning to the real world. However, students often have difficulty collecting, measuring, and applying data from inquiry activities to furt ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  4. Learning to Code with a Pretend Play Storytelling Model

    SBC: CODESPARK, INC.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In previous research and development, the developers created codeSpark, a game that employs a visual and block-based approach with puzzles to teach programming skills to children ages 5 to 9 years old. In this project, the developers will create a prototype of a fantasy-based story to be integrated within the existing game. The pretend-play scenarios will include characters, storylines, and incent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  5. Structured Adaptivity for Computer Science Coding

    SBC: ZYANTE INC.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In this project, the team will develop a prototype of a web-based coding progression tool for high school students to practice coding from easy to successively harder levels. The prototype will provide graded practice exercises, solutions, and explanations for important coding tasks. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study in five high school classrooms, the researchers will examine whether the pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  6. Moby.Read: Automated Basic Reading Assessment

    SBC: ANALYTIC MEASURES INCORPORATED            Topic: EDIES17R0006

    Moby.Read is aa tablet-based speech recognition app that grade school students use to administer oral-reading fluency assessments in real-time. The app is intended to replace face-to-face oral reading assessments done by teachers, and to save time and increase the accuracy of the assessment. Through the teacher dashboard, Moby.Read will aggregate assessment results at the class and individual stud ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  7. Development of an Online, Multi-Challenge Platform for K-12 Students

    SBC: FUTURE ENGINEERS, LLC            Topic: edIES17R0006

    The project team will develop a platform that will facilitate design challenges in K-12 classrooms across STEM academic topics and career paths within the field of engineering. The platform will enable classes to post their projects to the site and for other classes around the country to participate in the project. Each challenge (and the associated education resources curated for that challenge) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  8. Improving Administrators' Education Technology Discovery and Selection

    SBC: EDSURGE INC            Topic: edIES17R0006

    Concierge is a platform for school administrators to discover and select education technology products to support school improvement. The intended users are principals, technology coaches, and curriculum directors who are responsible for selecting and implementing education technology in K–12 classrooms or schools. Concierge will include components to guide administrators through the product dis ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  9. 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
  10. A Collaborative Interface for Teacher-Student Interaction in Virtual Environments

    SBC: STRANGE LOOP GAMES INC.            Topic: edIES17R0005

    In prior projects, including a 2015 ED/IES SBIR award, the team developed two immersive multiplayer virtual game environments. In Eco and Colony, middle school students collaboratively apply scientific practices within the virtual worlds to address challenges, such as the availability of resources and energy and maintaining clean water. With this Phase I funding, the team is developing a prototype ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences

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