Educational Testing Service is now accepting submissions for a contest to create a computer game or mobile app that can give accurate math assessments for children in grades K- 12. The grand prize winner of this contest will receive $7,000 and an all-expense-paid trip for one person to showcase their winning project in a learning and games demo space at ETS in Princeton, N.J.
One of the key things that ETS is looking for from those who submit projects is innovative ideas and techniques that can produce the best evidence of a student's knowledge, skills and abilities in mathematics. The assessment tasks should be based on a Learning Progression for a field of mathematics in grades K-12.
The ETS Assessment Games Challenge features three categories of entry: Variables and Equality Learning Progression (approximately grades 5-9); Linear Functions Learning Progression (approximately grades 7-10); and Open entry for another Learning Progression in any other K-12 mathematical content.
Three runners up (one in each category of entry) will receive an all-expense-paid trip for one person to showcase the project in a learning and game demo space at ETS in Princeton, N.J. The runners-up will also have a chance to sit down in private meetings with the Vice President of Research at ETS to discuss their ideas.
Entries need to include a working application that runs on a widely available software platform such as the web, Windows, iOS, Android, etc.
The ETS Assessment Games Challenge will accept entries beginning today up until August 17, 2012. For a complete list of entry requirements, visit www.ETSGamesChallenge.com.