Peerceptiv has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant by the Department of Education. The SBIR grant, valued at $200,000, is focused at developing a prototype for secondary school standards-based science performance assessment built on Peerceptiv’s research-validated peer learning platform. The objective is to find new ways to administer assessments to reduce assessment time, offer a more accurate measurement of knowledge and skills, and allow educators to better personalize instruction regardless of enrollment size or learning model.
“We’re thrilled to be working on this SBIR project with the Department of Education,” said Mark Limbach, Peerceptiv CEO. “It’s not just the grant project itself, but the recognition of the need to modernize assessment as priority area #1. Assessment shouldn’t be an interruption to the learning process. We can do so much more with the tools we have today to make assessment an opportunity for students to continue learning, and to engage not just with the instructor but with each other.”