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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

Success Story: /sbir/AnalyticMeasures.asp

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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 Phase I project, the team developed a prototype of a natural language processing software that rates students' oral reading fluency and generates personalized instructional activities to improve oral reading. Pilot research at the end of Phase I with 165 students in grades one to four demonstrated that the prototype functioned as expected, that students were able to complete one oral reading task independently, and that the prototype generated diagnostic and formative information to students on their strengths and areas to improve their oral reading.

Video Demonstrations:

Moby.Read Phase I Prototype:

SkillCheck Phase I Prototype:

Recognition: 2020: Finalist for an SIIA Codie Award

Related IES Projects: Automated Basic Reading Assessment (EDIES16C0004); Moby.Read: Automated Basic Reading Assessment (EDIES17C0030); Early Reading Diagnostic Profiler (91990020C0070 ); SkillCheck: Automatic Early Reading Diagnosis and Intervention (91990021C0040)