StepWise Virtual Tutor for Common Core Algebra I

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: EDIES15C0015
Agency Tracking Number: EDIES15C0015
Amount: $149,924.00
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
5918 W Courtyard Drive Suite 500, Austin, TX, 78730
DUNS: 041415085
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patti Smith
 (202) 208-1983
 patti@querium.com
Business Contact
 Patti Smith
Phone: (202) 208-1983
Email: patti@querium.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project team will develop and test a prototype of the StepWise Virtual Tutor, designed to be an artificial intelligence software tutoring program for Algebra I students. The tutor will track students as they answer questions, catch algebraic and arithmetic errors, provides hints, and aggregate reports in an instructor dashboard. In the Phase I pilot research with 100 Algebra I middle and high school students, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, whether students receive useful feedback, and whether teachers find the reports useful for informing practice.

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