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Title: Early Reading Diagnostic Profiler
Center: NCER Year: 2020
Principal Investigator: Bernstein, Jared Awardee: Analytic Force
Program: Small Business Innovation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 8 months (06/15/2020 – 02/15/2021) Award Amount: $199,970
Type: Phase I Development Award Number: 91990020C0070

In a prior SBIR project (EDIES17C0030), the small business developed Moby.Read, a tablet-based speech recognition app that grade school students use to self-administer oral-reading fluency assessments. In this project, the team will develop a new prototype component to extract more diagnostic detail on reading difficulties as students read passages. The Phase I prototype will include a natural language processing algorithm aligned to four new passages that students read. At the end of Phase 1, in a research study with 110 grade 4 students, researchers will examine whether the prototype is feasible to use, whether students can complete reading assessment tasks independently, and whether the prototype generates relevant diagnostic information on student reading skills.

Related IES Project: Moby.Read: Automated Basic Reading Assessment (EDIES17C0030)