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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 June, 2020.

  1. Artificial Intelligence Software to Tutor Literary Braille to the Blind and Visually Impaired

    SBC: Quantum Simulations, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Braille is the primary medium of written communication for persons who are blind. Prior research shows that Braille literacy strongly correlates with stronger reading habits and the pursuit of higher education, whereas Braille illiteracy negatively impacts students' academic performance and ability to navigate the everyday world. A recent report found that there has been a dramatic declin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  2. MyASL Quizmaker

    SBC: Institute For Disabilities Research & Training Inc            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual and gestural language that is distinct from English, has its own grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and no text representation. Despite the differences between the languages, students who use ASL are typically assessed with protocols for English-speaking students, as few exist specifically for students who use ASL. Not surprisingly, prior research shows ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  3. 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 I 2011 Department of Education
  4. Computer Adaptive Triarchic Assessment and Instructional Activities for Early Childhood

    SBC: Children's Progress            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Prior research has shown that students who are considered to be gifted generally have high levels of academic performance, motivation, creativity, critical thinking skills, and positive self-concepts. Perhaps because the general perception is that gifted students will flourish under any conditions, support for gifted children may be limited within some schools. The purpose of this project ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  5. 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
  6. Math Education for Adult Learners and College Remediation Using Artificial Intelligence

    SBC: Quantum Simulations, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Recent international comparative studies report declining levels of numeracy skills among the adult population (16 to 65 year olds) in the United States. When individuals have below basic mathematics skills, they require extensive remediation as adults and in college. The purpose of this project is to extend artificial intelligence methodologies to an on-demand tutor focused on developmen ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  7. iPrompt to Improve Teaching Students with ASD

    SBC: Handhold Adaptive, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are neurodevelopmental disabilities characterized by deficits in social competence, communication skills, and behaviors that are restricted and repetitive. ASD are one of the fastest growing disability categories in the country, with recent prevalence rates of 1 in 110 children. Many students with ASD rely on visual supports to engage in learning in educati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 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. Virtual Labs for High School Physics

    SBC: POLYHEDRON LEARNING MEDIA INC            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: With national attention on the shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professionals, enrollment in science is expected to be on the rise in the years to come. Laboratory work is seen as an essential part of many STEM courses, because labs enable students to interact with natural phenomena and analyze collected data. Funding adequate labs, however, has become ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  10. STEM Solar Explorations

    SBC: Diversified Painting & CO            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: The need for all students to be well prepared in science has been well documented. The purpose of this project is to develop a solar learning lab platform to apply learning in the area of energy science. Project Activities: The researchers will design curricula materials, multi-media video clips, lesson plans, student activities, assessments, and a back-end system to house data generated ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
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