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Title: Sustainable Systems-Level Change for Literacy Outcomes
Center: NCER Year: 2020
Principal Investigator: Siegal, Sarah Awardee: Learning Ovations
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: 91990020C0078

Through a series of IES-funded projects, the researchers developed the Assessment-to-Instruction (A2i) tool, including a Phase 1 SBIR project in 2014. A2i is an online platform to provide students with individualized literacy instruction and assessments. This project will develop a digital library for teachers that generates personalized resources for each student. The prototype will include migration and curation functionalities, a data engine to individualize the recommendations of resources, and a usage tracker. At the end of Phase I, the researchers will conduct a pilot study with 10 teachers to examine whether the prototype generates useful resources for individual students, how much time teachers spend with the prototype, and whether this feature shows promise for providing useful information.