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Title: Modernizing Reading Assessment with Scenario-Based Tasks
Center: NCER Year: 2021
Principal Investigator: Borodin, Yevgen Awardee: Charmtech Labs
Program: Small Business Innovation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 8 months (05/01/2021 – 01/02/2022) Award Amount: $200,000
Type: Phase I Development Award Number: 91990021C0029

In this project, the research team will develop a prototype of an artificial intelligence and performance-based reading assessment for students in grades three to twelve.  The prototype will integrate existing content and develop new content on a range of reading skills, including comprehension, critical thinking, and perspective taking. The components of the prototype will include a student interface for taking the scenario-based assessment, a teacher dashboard for managing assessments, and a backend database for storing assessments. In the Phase I pilot study with 50 students and four grade six educators, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, whether students are able engage in performance-based tasks while reading, and if teachers perceive that the reports generated by the prototype are accurate for each student and facilitate making informed instructional decisions to promote student growth.

Related IES Project: Assessing Reading for Understanding: A Theory-based, Developmental Approach (R305F100005)