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Title: Project Hi-Fi: Promoting High Fidelity Of Screening And Progress Monitoring Assessments
Center: NCSER Year: 2013
Principal Investigator: Fickas, Stephen Awardee: Life Technologies
Program: Small Business Innovation Research in Special Education      [Program Details]
Award Period: 6 Months Award Amount: $149,500
Award Number: EDIES13C0038

This project team is developing a prototype of software for a tablet computer to replace paper tests for teachers to assess the reading fluency of special education students in grade 5 and 6. The technology will provide: scoring and tracking assessments with a stop watch for appropriate timing of questions, upload of data generated from the assessment directly to a database, audio playback capability, and a backend service to verify scores or recommends changes. Pilot research in Phase I will seek to demonstrate that the software prototype functions as planned, and that teachers are able to integrate it within the classroom environment.