Playing with Data
2015 - 2018

Playing with Data is a three-year, NSF-funded collaboration with our partner, GlassLab, to study how to support middle-school science teachers in interpreting and using digital game-based formative assessment data to enhance student learning. In Years 1 and 2, we will work with middle-grade science teachers to revise and expand GlassLab's online formative assessment and data-reporting dashboard. Although the dashboard can be used with a number of digital games, our study will look at a particular game designed to teach argumentation at the middle-school level. Then, in Year 3, we will examine whether teachers' use of the revised data dashboard and related resources has increased differentiated instruction and resulted in learning gains for students.