Inq-Blotter: Revolutionizing How Teachers Identify and Support Students Needing Help During Inquiry

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: EDIES15C0018
Agency Tracking Number: EDIES15C0018
Amount: $149,836.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: EDIES15R0005
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-11-01
Small Business Information
32 Peabody Dr, Stow, MA, 01775
DUNS: 078689592
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike Sao Pedro
 (202) 208-1983
 mikesp@apprendis.com
Business Contact
 Cameron Betts
Phone: (202) 208-1983
Email: cam@apprendis.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
n prior work, the researchers built a series of virtual physics labs to assess middle school student’s science inquiry practice and understanding. In this project, the team is developing and testing a prototype of Inq-Blotter, a web-based platform intended to provide teachers immediate feedback on student progress while using the labs. The prototype dashboard will alert teachers when students are struggling on specific inquiry practices and provide actionable information to guide practice. The project will also develop resources and curriculum to facilitate classroom integration. The Phase I pilot study will include four teachers across four classes per teacher. The researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned and if teachers are able use student data to inform instructional practice.

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