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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,926.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
edies12c0033
Agency Tracking Number:
edies12c0033
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-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801152211
Principal Investigator:
Dan White
white@filamentgames.com
Business Contact:
Dan White
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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