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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Commercializing the Effective K-3 Assessment to Instruction (A2i) Intervention to Reduce Cost and to Scale Access to the Benefit of More Students

    SBC: Learning Ovations, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Students who fail to achieve proficient levels of literacy are at increased risk for grade retention, referral to special education, and dropping out of high school. The kindergarten through 3rd grade years are particularly important for students to gain a strong foundation in reading as those who continue to struggle with reading are significantly less likely to achieve reading proficien ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  2. Commercializing the Effective K-3 Assessment to Instruction (A2i) Intervention to Reduce Cost and to Scale Access to the Benefit of More Students

    SBC: Learning Ovations, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Students who fail to achieve proficient levels of literacy are at increased risk for grade retention, referral to special education, and dropping out of high school. The kindergarten through 3rd grade years are particularly important for students to gain a strong foundation in reading as those who continue to struggle with reading are significantly less likely to achieve reading proficien ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  3. Automated, Personalized Formative Feedback for Student Writing with the LightSide Revision Assistant

    SBC: Lightside Labs LLC            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of the LightSide Revision Assistant, a web-based writing program for students in grades 6 to 8. The product will include an interface where students write essays and receive instant and automatic feedback, including in-line comments. Feedback will support students using an iterative revision and reflection process when writing, in contrast with existing t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  4. Happy Atoms

    SBC: Schell Games LLC            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of Happy Atoms, a game to support middle school students in learning about the composition of molecules. Happy Atoms will include physical manipulative balls with embedded magnets wirelessly connected to a tablet application (app) to recognize whether or not the created molecule exists and explain why or why not. The app will also include teacher resource ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  5. Lightweight, durable, adjustable composite backrest

    SBC: ACCESSIBLE DESIGNS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    We have designed a lightweight, sturdy, user adjustable ergonomically designed backrest support for ultralight weight wheelchairs that will provide necessary postural support and provide a variety of positions to ease dressing, propulsion, and seated comfort. The backrest will improve user comfort, function, and posture during multiple activities of daily living. The innovative design will enable ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  6. Project PREPARE: Preparing preschoolers and kindergartners who are deaf to learn to read by teaching them early critical service words typically visually and linguistically inaccessible to them through a computer-based instruction product

    SBC: HOPE, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Children with significant hearing loss continually exhibit low reading levels, due in part to the difficulty they face upon entering school of understanding basal reading vocabulary, especially early critical “service words.” Service words are those words that cannot be learned through the use of pictures or objects (e.g., apple) but that constitute up to 75% of all words used in basal readers ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  7. Development of a Nemeth Math to Latex Backtranslator System

    SBC: Logical Software Solutions            Topic: N/A

    The project extends and enhances the prototype developed in Phase 1 to obtain a reliable, robust, and complete software environment for backtranslating mathematical documents (containing mathematical expressions coded in Nemeth Math code and regular text coded in ASCII Grade 2 Braille) to Latex. The project is conducting research on: (1) automatic detection and recovery from errors in the Math d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  8. Universal Access to Passenger Rail

    SBC: Marshall Elevator            Topic: N/A

    Freight rail shares train tracks wih passenger rail cars. The differences in car width result in horizontal gaps between passenger rail cars and boarding platforms. This gap creates safety hazards for wheelchair users, for the elderly, individuals with visual impairments, and other passengers boarding rail cars. The project continues the research on the Phase I prototype, QuickRamp. Phase II a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  9. Artificial intelligence assessment sotware for mathmatics education

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

    One of the main requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act is that eligible students be provided supplemental tutoring. Many states have already implemented their own initiatives; however, there is significant concern over whether it will be realistic to help as many students as possible in a cost-effective way. This SBIR Phase I project is responsive to the goals of evidence-driven consulting s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  10. SCORM-Conformant artificial intelligence tutoring software for science education

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

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project focuses on the extension of Quantum’s successful technology for interactive intelligent tutoring to develop powerful new artificial intelligence-based tools for computerized assessment of student work in mathematics. This addresses an important area where there has been clearly articulated teacher demand for advancement. Quantum proposes a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
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