We are seeking school and district partners using EngageNY/Eureka, Open Up Resources, or Illustrative Math. Benefits for schools include generous stipends and free high quality professional learning for teachers.
Schools that join the study will use ASSISTments, a free math practice and assessment platform that saves teachers time, and is proven to accelerate student math achievement in alignment with core curriculum. 7th grade teachers in the study will receive powerful professional learning on using ASSISTments to support data-driven instruction, and schools and teachers will earn generous stipends.
We are seeking 7th-grade teachers across 80 schools. The study will take place during the 2022-2023 school year.
April 2022: Districts signs Memorandum of Understanding
May 2022: Participating schools and teachers are selected
July 2022: Selected schools are randomly assigned to Group A or B
August 2022: 7th grade teachers in Group A schools receive ASSISTments training and begin using ASSISTments regularly
Fall 2022: 7th grade teachers in Group A schools participate in vPLC
Spring 2022: Districts share participating students' math state test scores for 6th and 7th Grade
August 2022: 7th grade teachers in Group B schools receive ASSISTments training (optional)
Fall 2023: 7th grade teachers in Group B schools participate in vPLC (optional)
Spring 2023: Districts share participating students' math state test scores for 8th Grade
ASSISTments is a free, research-based, formative assessment math platform used nationally by over 18,000 teachers and 500,000 students, primarily in grades 3-10.
Please note: schools can participate no matter what modality of teaching they are using, remote, face-to-face or hybrid learning model.
Teachers will receive support throughout the study by joining a vPLC. This is a collaborative and supportive learning experience expertly facilitated by former teachers with deep knowledge of math pedagogy and ASSISTments. Over the course of eight 75-minute Zoom meetings, and up to an hour of asynchronous work between sessions, teachers will learn how to use ASSISTments to support effective math teaching and collaborate with a group of likeminded teachers. Teachers will earn an $800 stipend for full participation.
We are specifically excited to serve minority, low-income and rural communities.