The Social Shape Up System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$849,999.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
ediesccc0043
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
edies11c0043
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4968 Abelia Dr., Baton Rouge, LA, 70808-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
832873876
Principal Investigator:
Lynn Singletary
lsingletary7@cox.net
Business Contact:
Lynn Singletary
lsingletary7@cox.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Purpose: In prior research, prosocial behaviors in grade school have been correlated with later academic achievement while anti-social behaviors have been associated with later poor academic achievement and deviance. To help teachers monitor students' social behavior, this project will develop a classroom conduct system that includes a mechanism for teachers to monitor social behavior. Project Activities: In Phase I, the researchers developed a prototype of a classroom management system and tested the feasibility of implementation of the system in 10 classrooms. In general, teachers reported that the system was easy to use and helpful in tracking student behavior. In Phase II, development will focus on designing support materials for teachers and refining the system to provide both data processing and presentation functions. All basic aspects of the system (e.g., user access control, the behavior monitoring and reporting functions, and management functions) will be tested and refined. To gather data on the promise of the product to support improvements in student behavior, a pilot study will be conducted to test the product with 30 teachers over a two-month period. Half of the teachers will use the product and the other half will use the business-as-usual approach. Analyses will examine students across several areas of socio-emotional competence.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government