Launching the Teachers for Research and Feedback Community

July 29, 2020

The Teachers for Research and Feedback community is a monthly newsletter that keeps teachers in the know about opportunities to improve student learning by teaming up with researchers studying education, and providing feedback on new features to improve ASSISTments' classroom impact.

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Is there any difference in the effectiveness between online and paper-based homework?

July 15, 2020

As part of the Teachers for Research and Feedback Program, learn about the research Luisa Ferrari did with ASSISTments teachers to understand if student performance improves using online learning strategies in comparison to paper-based work.

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Web-Based Homework Provides New Opportunity for Students and Teachers

April 11, 2018

In this study, we put the ASSISTments platform to the test to understand the impact of artificial intelligence in education for web-based homework in comparison to traditional homework. We found that students learned reliably more in the web-based homework condition, even without the benefits of additional tutoring features such as hints and feedback messages.

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Rigorous Study Shows ASSISTments Works

October 24, 2016

SRI International ran an independent study on the efficacy of ASSISTments. This study allowed ASSISTments to meet the highest What Works Clearinghouse standard for “positive effect without reservations” and to receive a Tier 1 rating by Evidence for ESSA. The study showed that with the use of ASSISTments supported student learning as a whole and helped close achievement gaps.

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Students Retain Math Skill Mastery Through Reassessment and Relearning

June 1, 2014

We ran a randomized controlled trial on two ASSISTments features: Skill Builders and Automatic Reassessment and Relearning System (ARRS). Skill Builders allows teachers to assign individual skills practice sets and ARRS automatically reassesses students on these skills. Our study showed greater performance on those skills that were reassessed and relearned.

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Parent Involvement can Support Student Math Learning

December 1, 2011

This study explores the ability of an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) to increase parental engagement in student learning. A parental notification feature was developed for the web-based ASSISTments ITS that allows parents to log into their own accounts and access detailed data about their students’ performance. This research investigates the impacts of parental involvement on student learning outcomes.

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