Calling 7th grade math teachers to join an exciting study. You must be using EngageNY/Eureka, Open Up Resources, or Illustrative Math to apply. Benefits include generous stipends for participation, and access to free high quality virtual professional learning.
This study is designed to find out what works in education. By participating you will make an important contribution to the field of math learning. As a teacher you will have the opportunity to participate in a powerful professional learning community with educators from around the country, use a tool proven to improve math achievement and earn between $500-$1,300 for full participation in study activities. Participation will not disrupt your classroom routine, or take away from instructional time because ASSISTments is designed to work with teachers’ core curriculum, and make the experience better with data.
We are recruiting 40 schools (all 7th grade teachers in the school will join the study). The study will take place during the 2021-2022 school year and will include an optional additional year of free professional development during 2022-2023. Teachers will receive a stipend of $500-$1,300 for full participation in study activities. See details under Benefits below.
July 2021: Selected schools are randomly assigned to Group A or B
August 2021: 7th grade teachers in Group A schools receive ASSISTments training and begin using ASSISTments regularly
Fall 2021: 7th grade teachers in Group A schools participate in vPLC
Spring 2022 6th grade teachers in Group B schools participate in vPLC (optional)
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: 6th grade teachers from Group A schools participate in vPLC (optional)
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.