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Developmentally Appropriate Technology for Science Assessment in Early Elementary Grades

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: 91990018C0028
Agency Tracking Number: 91990018C0028
Amount: $199,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 99190018R0006
Solicitation Number: 99190018R0006
Timeline
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
4364 Alston Ave Suite 300
Durham, NC 27713
United States
DUNS: 046981549
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Melisaa Derosier
 (202) 245-7550
 derosier@3cisd.com
Business Contact
 Melissa Derosier
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Email: derosier@3cisd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

In this project, researchers will develop a prototype of Science Quest, a tool to assess the science skills and understanding for students in grades 1 to 3. The prototype will deliver psychometrically validated assessment items in a game-like format. Educators will be able to assign and monitor completion of science assessments, view assessment results in real-time with reports at the individual and classroom levels, and link early elementary students' assessment scores to Next Generation Science Standards -aligned lesson plans. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study with 100 grade 1 to 3 students, the researchers will examine whether the prototype can be feasibly used by students, whether the results are useful for teachers, and whether the assessment produces valid and reliable representation of student science knowledge.

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