Missions with Monty is a three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project aims to achieve two major goals:

  1. To design, develop, and iteratively refine a game-based learning program for 5th grade students that improves comprehension monitoring and supports science learning. 

  2. To increase our current theoretical and practical understanding of how elementary students engage with and monitor their comprehension of informational science texts.

Publications and Presentations

Nietfeld, J. L., Eyupoglu, T. F., Syal, S., & Hennes, I. (2019, March). The development of a game-based learning environment to promote science literacy. Annual meeting of International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain. (PDF Available here)

Syal, S., Wang, Y., Tise, J.C., & Sperling, R.A. (2020). Examining the Psychometric Properties of the 2 × 2 Achievement Goal Questionnaire Among Children. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington D. C

Tise, J. C., Wang, Y., Sperling, R. A., Syal, S., DiFrancesca, D. & Young, T. M. (2020, April). How Self-Reported Metacognition, Calibration Indices, and Self-Efficacy Relate and Moderate. Paper to be presented in posted session at the AERA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Conference Canceled)  

Wang, Y., Sperling, R. A., Tise, J. C., Syal, S., DiFrancesca, D., & Young, T. M. (2020, August). Understanding children's monitoring in science text comprehension. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington D. C. (PDF Available here)

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