Social Tutor for Supporting the Transition from Elementary to Middle School

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,998.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
edies12c0036
Agency Tracking Number:
edies12c0036
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3C Institute for Social Development
1901 N. Harrison Suite 200, Cary, NC, 27513-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
046981549
Principal Investigator:
Melissa Derosier
derosier@3cisd.com
Business Contact:
Melissa Derosier
derosier@3cisd.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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