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Real-Time Formative Assessment of NGSS Mathematics Practices for High School Physical Science

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: 91990018C0022
Agency Tracking Number: 91990018C0022
Amount: $199,997.87
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 99190018R0006
Solicitation Number: 99190018R0006
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-09
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Principal Investigator
 Mike Sao Padro
 (202) 245-7550
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 Mike Sao Padro
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Research Institution

Through previous grant awards from IES and the National Science Foundation and an ED/IES SBIR award, researchers developed a virtual laboratory with performance-based simulations aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in physical, life, and earth science for middle school, as well as a dashboard to provide teachers real-time formative and summative assessment reports on students doing science inquiry. In this project, researchers will develop a prototype of Inq-ITS for high school physical science, with a focus on students solving problems by doing mathematics as they conduct inquiry, not fill-in- the-blanks or multiple-choice questions. The prototype will provide prompts to students who are struggling and will provide data to teachers to inform instruction. At the end of Phase I in a pilot study with five high school science teachers, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, whether teachers believe that the full product concept could be implemented, and if the prototype shows promise for improving student outcomes related to NGSS-related mathematics learning.

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