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Children’s Progress Begins Pilot Testing for New SBIR Grant Research Project
Children’s Progress, an award-winning educational software company specializing in Pre-K - 3 computer-based assessment, has begun initial field-testing of new content as part of a Phase I SBIR Grant.
By: Children's Progress
In the course of this study, Children’s Progress is leveraging the MIT-patented computer-adaptive technology behind its flagship product to measure young children’s cognitive development and unique learning styles.
Supported by a Phase I SBIR grant from the Institute of Education Sciences at the US Department of Education, the team of early childhood experts and psychologists is exploring innovative ways to help differentiate early childhood instruction. This includes designing and validating questions that assess children’s cognitive development and relative strengths.
Additionally, the team is designing associated classroom activities that teach grade-level math and literacy content in ways that match students’ current cognitive development and unique strengths.
Pilot testing of the new assessment questions has been taking place since November 2010 in New York City. Students in pre-kindergarten through third grade enrolled in both general education and gifted and talented elementary schools are participating.
Next, the team plans to develop and field test computer-based instructional modules that adapt in order to challenge and support learners with unique learning profiles. This innovative technology will infuse creative and critical thinking skills into early childhood curriculum to lay the foundation for future success.
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