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  1. Readorium Rising Reader: Smart Nonfiction Comprehension Software For Students In Grades 3-5

    SBC: Mtelegence Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of the Readorium Rising Reader, a web-based game for students in grades 3 to 5 intended to strengthen reading comprehension of non-fiction science text. The game will provide students with strategies to use as they construct meaning and decipher new content vocabulary. The game will supplement classroom lessons and will be aligned with the Common Core S ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Education
  2. Software to Compute Effect Sizes for Cluster-Randomized Trials

    SBC: Biostatistical Programming Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: In education research, the standardized mean difference (symbolized by d) is the predominant effect size index. It is calculated as the difference between the treatment-group and control-group means, divided by the pooled standard deviation. Using d allows the impacts of education interventions to be compared even when they have been evaluated using different measures or study designs. Ca ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  3. Readorium Software for Improved Reading Comprehension of Non-fiction Science Text

    SBC: Mtelegence Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Prior research indicates that reading difficulties in childhood become more problematic as students move to middle and high school where increasingly challenging material must be learned. Although some older students still struggle with decoding, many more have difficulty constructing meaning from text. Despite research that has identified strategies for teaching students to comprehend wh ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  4. Software to Compute Effect Sizes for Cluster-Randomized Trials

    SBC: Biostatistical Programming Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: In education research, the standardized mean difference (symbolized by d) is the predominant effect size index. It is calculated as the difference between the treatment-group and control-group means, divided by the pooled standard deviation. Using d allows the impacts of education interventions to be compared even when they have been evaluated using different measures or study designs. Ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  5. 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
  6. Readorium Software for Improved Reading Comprehension

    SBC: Mtelegence Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Readorium will develop a desktop software to support students struggling with reading comprehension in middle school science. The software teaches readers the special features of nonfiction text and strategies for reading comprehension. The games will include an avatar to guide the student, multi-media articles of differing levels of difficulty that are aligned to standards, and embedded assessmen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  7. Tools and Materials for Hands-On Climate and Weather Science Education

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: N/A

    The majority of students and educators would probably agree that students are better able to grasp scientific concepts from the use of hands-on activities and other inquiry-based educational practices than from typical lecture problem solving methods. Anasphere, Inc is working to make inquiry based tools and materials for weather and climate education more readily available for students and educat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  8. HARI: The Hand-Arm Rehabilitation Interface for Training the Hand following Paralysis

    SBC: Nian-Crae, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project will complete development of the Hand Arm Rehabilitation Interface, (HARI) and test its efficacy with 24 stroke subjects. HARI is a revolutionary training tool that helps therapists and their clients rehabilitate the paralytic arm by facilitating and monitoring prescribed exercises, and simultaneously assessing progress. HARI supports the arm while prompting the user to make task-orie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  9. HARI: The Hand-Arm Rehabilitation Interface for Training the Hand following Paralysis

    SBC: Nian-Crae, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project will complete development of the Hand Arm Rehabilitation Interface, (HARI) and test its efficacy with 24 stroke subjects. HARI is a revolutionary training tool that helps therapists and their clients rehabilitate the paralytic arm by facilitating and monitoring prescribed exercises, and simultaneously assessing progress. HARI supports the arm while prompting the user to make task-orie ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Education
  10. HARI: Hand-Arm Rehabilitation Interface for Training the Hand Following Paralysis

    SBC: Nian-Crae, Inc.            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Education

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