Social Tutor for Supporting the Transition from Elementary to Middle School

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: edies12c0036
Agency Tracking Number: edies12c0036
Amount: $149,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1901 N. Harrison Suite 200, Cary, NC, 27513-
DUNS: 046981549
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Melissa Derosier
Business Contact
 Melissa Derosier
Research Institution
A growing body of research underscores the need to prepare students socially—as well as academically—to ensure successful transition to middle school and foster subsequent academic success. This project team is developing a prototype of a series of web-based interactive games to help students practice and learn needed social skills to successfully transition from grade school to middle school. The games will include a formative assessment software engine to adapt to students' levels of social skills. The games will supplement fifth grade classroom learning. Pilot research in Phase I will seek to demonstrate that the software prototype functions as planned and teachers and students are engaged by the prototype.

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