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Funding

The Computer-Based Assessment System for Reading (CBAS-R) project is funded through the Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Children with Disabilities award under the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities program. 

Overview of the Program

The Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities program maintains three main purposes:

  1. improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology
  2. support educational media services activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom setting to children with disabilities
  3. provide support for captioning and video description that are appropriate for use in the classroom setting

Overview of the Steppingstones Competition

The Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Children with Disabilities requires that new and innovative technologies are developed, implemented, and evaluated for the purpose of improving academic results for children with disabilities.  There are two phases in which projects are funded. 

Phase one involves the development, fine-tuning, and evaluation of technology-based approaches (including any and all technology, materials, and methodologies).  In this phase, the feasibility of use must be assessed and the finished product should be suitable for field testing. 

Phase two involves field-testing a developed technology-based approach to examine its effectiveness in education or early intervention settings.  The primary objective of this phase is to produce thorough research-based evidence which supports the intended use of the newly developed technology.  CBAS is currently in phase two of development.

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