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Title: AI-Driven Formative Assessments for Hands-On Science
Center: NCER Year: 2020
Principal Investigator: Roozeboom, Clifton Awardee: Myriad Sensors, Inc.
Program: Small Business Innovation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 8 months (06/15/2020 – 02/15/2021) Award Amount: $200,000
Type: Phase I Development Award Number: 91990020C0073

With Phase I and Phase II funding from prior IES-funded SBIR project, the developer created a wireless device that transmits scientific data from hands-on experiments carried out by middle school students to a dashboard that presents results from student work in real-time. This project will develop an artificial intelligence (AI) assessment system that will provide immediate personalized feedback to middle school students during hands-on labs, as well as scaffolded hints to students while they analyze experimental data. The prototype will include the AI algorithm for analyzing real-world experimental data, an assessment feedback dashboard, and the student feedback user interface. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study with 200 middle schools students, the researchers will examine the feasibility of students using the formative assessment feedback during hands-on experiments, the ease of integrating the real-time feedback into classroom practice, and students' engagement when using the interface.

Related IES Projects: CloudLab: Software Development for Hands-On Science Learning (EDIES17C0042); CloudLab Software for Hands-On Science Learning (99190018C0016)