Modernizing the Reading Roots Intervention

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: 91990018C0024
Agency Tracking Number: 91990018C0024
Amount: $199,953.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 91990018R0006
Solicitation Number: 91990018R0006
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-09
Small Business Information
146 E 62nd St, New York, NY, 10065
DUNS: 949450100
HUBZone Owned: Unavailable
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 chris cerf
 (202) 245-7550
Business Contact
 chris cerf
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Research Institution
In previous research and development, researchers developed the Reading Roots, a non-technology delivered intervention for grade school that alternates teacher- delivered instruction with activities where children practice content and skills while working with a peer partner. In this project, the team will create a prototype of a technology-delivered version of Reading Roots, by integrating multimedia videos and learning games to personalize learning, and by creating a platform that provides formative assessment data on student performance to support grouping and to guide instruction. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study with four grade 1 classrooms, the team will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, whether teachers believe that the full product concept could be implemented, and whether children are engaged while using the various components of the prototype.

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