ACE Validation Study

Neuroscientists and game designers collaborated to develop an engaging and fun game called ACE which stands for Adaptive Cognitive Evaluation. This game-based assessment provides educators, participants, parents, and students with information about players’ executive function skills such as working memory, attention control, and interference resolution. The video game can be played on computers and mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones. The whole game takes about 30 minutes to complete, but the game does not have to be completed in one sitting.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in partnership with Menlo Education Research, is looking for students to participate in a study of this new game-based assessment of students’ attention and memory skills. This study is part of our efforts to create a cost-effective and accessible assessment that could be available to anyone ages 7-107 years old. This study is funded by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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Benefits of Participating

Taking part in this study will not only contribute to the field of executive function development and mobile assessments, but will provide opportunities for the development of ACE data dashboards with composite data sets on executive function skills (working memory, attention control, etc.) that will be easily interpretable by parents, students, teachers, and independent users.

Participants will also be eligible for entry into a raffle upon registration.

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To join this study, register in the new Nexus platform that will allow you to track and complete all study activities.
Once you register you will be asked to fill out an intake form and then you can begin the study activities.

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