iCivics+: Games and Games-Based Assessments to Prepare Students for Better Citizenship

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: edies12c0033
Agency Tracking Number: edies12c0033
Amount: $149,926.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Filament Games
100 S Baldwin St. Suite 202, Madison, WI, 53703-
DUNS: 801152211
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dan White
 white@filamentgames.com
Business Contact
 Dan  White
Email: white@filamentgames.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Democracy relies on informed and active participation of citizens. This project team is developing a prototype of a formative assessment component to be added to the GoCivics games, a tablet-based intervention through which middle school students engage in compelling learning activities and simulations to learn standards-based civics content. The formative assessment component will adjust the game play to students' levels of knowledge in real-time and provide feedback to teachers. The games will be integrated within classroom practice and also used out of school. Pilot research in Phase I will seek to demonstrate that the software prototype functions as planned, teachers are able to integrate the games within classroom practice, and students are engaged by the prototype.

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