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4 Steps to Making Homework a Learning Opportunity
November 24, 2020

Is your homework helping students learn? Have you given up on homework because you think it has lost value? Veteran math teacher Andrew Burnett has finally found a way to make homework an effective learning opportunity for his students.

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Content Update: Kendall Hunt Illustrative Mathematics Latest Content Available in ASSISTments
November 24, 2020

The ASSISTments platform has been updated to include the latest Kendall Hunt/Illustrative Math: Version B assessments for grades 6-8.

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7 Tips for Fostering a Growth Mindset in your Classroom
November 17, 2020

The notion of a growth mindset may not be inherent to students. What should you be implementing right now in order to foster that with your math students? This post offers an answer.

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Technology can help teachers and students succeed in the Formative Assessment Process
November 10, 2020

Many people think only about quizzes and homework assignments when they hear “formative assessment,” but the 5-Step Formative Assessment Process is multifaceted. There’s so much more potential where both teacher and students play a crucial role for learning.

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You’re Probably Already Using This Evidence Based Practice
November 3, 2020

Chances are you’re probably already using formative assessment in class. When you assign homework, quizzes, or projects you’re hitting one part of a process proven to impact student learning. Learn about this flexible 5-part process. It helps ensure instruction response to student needs.

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Spring Recruitment: New or Novice ASSISTments Users (7th Grade Math) - Paid Opportunity
October 30, 2020

ASSISTments is looking for new or novice ASSISTments users to join our Virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC) during Spring 2021 (Jan - May)!

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How is ASSISTments supporting student growth through teacher feedback?
October 27, 2020

Get a sneak peek at the many tools and features within ASSISTments focused on improving and promoting various forms of feedback - and more currently in development.

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October 2020 ASSISTments Product Update
October 23, 2020

The latest ASSISTments product update adds the functionality to download Assignment Reports, upload scores to Google Classroom, and assign the teacher role to other teachers.

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7 Tips on Classroom Differentiation during a Pandemic
October 16, 2020

Due to the pandemic, teachers are grappling with how to support students with unfinished learning. This blog post consists of tried and true tips on how you can create differentiated learning opportunities for students with diverse academic needs.

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The Power of ASSISTments to Augment Teaching with Dr. Neil Heffernan
October 12, 2020

Listen to this podcast where ASSISTments co-founder joins Michael Palmer to talk about how his career interweaves great teaching, computer science, and “ASSISTments” – a set of digital tools designed to make homework assignment and evaluation more efficient.

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I’m an educator, but I learned the value of growth mindset as a frustrated math student.
October 9, 2020

Back in high school, Brian Story ended his Algebra course thinking that mistakes were bad and “I’m just not good at Algebra.” This experience led him to develop a growth mindset and made him a stronger educator.

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3 Ways to Create Agents of Learning with ASSISTments Data
October 6, 2020

Shift from a fixed mindset - where students are trained to wait for the teacher to provide them feedback on their individual learning - to a growth mindset, where students seize opportunities with immediate feedback and actionable data.

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Content Updates: Eureka Math Diagnostic & Unit Assessments
October 5, 2020

Diagnostic Assessments for Eureka Math developed by the Louisiana Department of Education now in ASSISTments (grades 4-8, Algebra I), plus update to Eureka Unit Assessments

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Failure to Disrupt: How ASSISTments Adapts Traditional Education
October 5, 2020

Watch ASSISTments co-founders Neil and Cristina Heffernan speak on adaptive tutors in Justin Reich's book club.

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New Teachers Join the ASSISTments Ambassador Community. These are their stories, from the classroom.
October 2, 2020

Get to know the newest teacher leaders from the ASSISTments community to become Ambassadors. They represent educators from across the country. These are their stories, from the classroom.

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I’m the Only 7th/8th Grade Math Teacher at my School. Professional Learning with ASSISTments Breaks Down Silos.
September 29, 2020

This middle school math teacher joins ASSISTments professional learning to get into her "blindspot," by seeing how other teachers are responding to the same challenges and setting the pace in their classrooms using the same flexible tool.

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How Crowdsourcing Can Transform Education
September 27, 2020

A Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor is spearheading innovative crowdsourcing research to help educators and students.

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Content Update: Kendall Hunt Illustrative Mathematics Latest Content Available in ASSISTments
September 25, 2020

The ASSISTments platform is now updated to ensure our Illustrative Math assignments fully align to the most up to date version from Kendall Hunt.

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College Town: WPI’s Online Math Teaching Tool Popular During Pandemic
September 16, 2020

An online math teaching tool developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been used by thousands of teachers adjusting to distance learning during the pandemic.

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Getting the Best Start with Students and Families in Class and From a Distance
September 15, 2020

Schools are in session within a classroom, completely online, or a hybrid of both. How do you keep up with the paradigm shift? What will it take to get ahead? Three teachers who joined our August webinar 'Getting the Best Start With Students and Families In Class and From a Distance' give their response.

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Fall Recruitment: ASSISTments seeks diverse 7th grade math teachers using Engage NY and/or Eureka Math - Paid Opportunity
September 11, 2020

(Opportunity now closed) ASSISTments is seeking diverse 7th grade math teachers with experience using Engage NY and/or Eureka Math for a paid opportunity to support the development of two new features within our platform.

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ASSISTments, a WPI-created Math Learning Tool, is Helping Thousands of Teachers Transition to Distance Learning
September 11, 2020

Since the shift to distance learning began in March more than 25,000 teacher from all 50 states and internationally have signed up for ASSISTments accounts.

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Differentiating for Diverse Learners
September 8, 2020

The impact of distance learning has not hit communities equitably. At a time when access to technology has become a must-have for learning to continue, there continues to be a digital divide along race, socioeconomic and geographic lines. Read more to find out how ASSISTments provides support for teachers.

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Immediate Feedback Matters. This Is Why.
September 4, 2020

Have you ever caught yourself wondering how much difference it would make for your students if you had more time to give thoughtful feedback? This is the second blog post in our series on Evidence-Based Instructional Practices that sheds light on teaching practices grounded in learning science.

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Educators and Researchers Use ASSISTments to Test Best Practices
September 1, 2020

ASSISTments holds a unique position in the edtech space due to our passion for learning science and the bridge we build between educators and researchers to drive advances in education research. This post delves into two of the key components of that bridge.

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A Gradeless Classroom for Distance or In-Person Learning
August 25, 2020

See how Andrew Burnett uses ASSISTments and the other tools in his edtech toolbox to enhance his instructional practice. Andrew Burnett is a 7th Grade Math Teacher in Newton, Massachusetts. He is an ASSISTments Ambassador who has been using the program as a tool for formative assessment in his classroom since 2008.

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The ASSISTments Foundation Announces Co-Founder Cristina Heffernan as Executive Director
August 21, 2020

Cristina transitioned from her role as Chief Strategy Officer with The ASSISTments Project @ WPI, in July of 2020. She and her husband, Co-Founder, Neil Heffernan have been innovating and developing ASSISTments since 2003.

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The Future of Mathematics Education: Using Artificial Intelligence to Provide Efficient Feedback
August 18, 2020

Adapted from NCTM 100 Days of Professional Learning talk on how QuickComments allows teachers to give feedback powered by AI.

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With distance learning, is all learning now homework?
August 14, 2020

How relevant is homework anymore? We're reconsidering the new realities of today’s learning environments and how they can best serve student learning.

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How to Make Ed Research Accessible to Teachers: Bridging the Gap between Learning Science and the Classroom
August 11, 2020

Through this first post in our Evidence-Based Practice blog series, we aim to shed light on instructional practices grounded in learning science principles and research evidence that teachers can apply in class.

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My Experience at the Intersection of Teacher Professional Development and Edtech Research
August 7, 2020

7th grade math teacher Thea Durling spent two years on the TeacherASSIST project, developing hints and exemplars to support other ASSISTments users in providing personalized feedback to students

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Can student learning improve using teacher crowdsourcing in online learning platforms such as ASSISTments?
August 4, 2020

TeacherASSIST is an ASSISTments feature that leverages teacher crowdsourcing to amplify and support teaching and learning across all ASSISTments users. Read more about our work and research using crowdsourcing.

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Proof Points: A crowdsourcing approach to homework help
August 3, 2020

Read more about our work on using teacher crowdsourcing to improve student learning in this article by Jill Barshay in The Hechinger Report.

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Launching the Teachers for Research and Feedback Community
July 29, 2020

The Teachers for Research & 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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Researchers Awarded Record $56 Million During FY2020
July 29, 2020

Neil Heffernan, professor at WPI, received the largest award in FY 2019 - $4.98 million to scale and expand ASSISTments over the next five years.

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How to grow your edtech toolbox with the ASSISTments-Canvas integration
July 20, 2020

Teachers looking to get the best start with their students this Fall, either back in the classroom or in a remote learning environment, may be considering how to best integrate all the tools in their edtech toolboxes. We share a few tips from teachers on using the new Canvas-ASSISTments integration.

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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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Paid Opportunity: Join a Virtual Professional Learning Community this School Year
July 2, 2020

(Opportunity now closed) We are looking for new or novice ASSISTments users to join our Virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC) during the 2020-2021 school year.

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ASSISTments Efficacy Study Highlighted in new JREE Publication
June 4, 2020

In a new publication, ASSISTments was found to boost student learning, particularly for students with lower prior mathematics achievement.

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ASSISTments seeks diverse 7th grade Illustrative Math or Open Up Resources math teachers for paid opportunity
June 1, 2020

(Opportunity now closed) ASSISTments is seeking diverse 7th grade math teachers with experience using Illustrative Math and/or Open Up Resources for a paid opportunity to support the development of a new feature this summer.

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EdTech Tool Crowdsources from Teachers to Enhance Math Instruction
May 15, 2020

One way ASSISTments provides current and effective math learning material is through teacher crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing lets us both support and engage teachers, helping them collaborate and improve available content, much like Wikipedia for educators.

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Announcing the ASSISTments 2.0 Integration with Canvas Learning Management System
May 6, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have launched the integration of ASSISTments 2.0 with the Canvas Learning Management System! Teachers with ASSISTments 2.0 accounts can now assign problem sets to students with their Canvas accounts.

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ASSISTments at the #MathUnConference for Teachers
May 4, 2020

Neil Heffernan and Cristina Heffernan, founders of ASSISTments, explain why ASSISTments forever-free accounts support students' math learning.

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Ambassadors Help Spread the Word about ASSISTments
May 1, 2020

The ASSISTments Foundation is committed to providing high quality opportunities that support our teachers as they use ASSISTments and lead in their own classrooms and beyond. ASSISTments Ambassador Andrew Burnett spreads the word about ASSISTments across many platforms including his blog, social media and at national education conferences.

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Bouygues: Online Learning Is Here to Stay — But Don’t Abandon Pencil and Paper Just Yet
April 26, 2020

Educators — and families — should be careful about overly relying on screens for learning, and research shows that education delivered on tablets and laptops can lead to missed opportunities. Helen Lee Boygues describes the results of a study designed using ASSISTments: students who used pencil and paper received higher scores than their peers who went without pencil and paper.

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Stumped by How to Best Serve Students With At-Home Learning? Follow the Evidence
April 20, 2020

With schools around the country closed, educators are being asked to support at-home learning. University of Toronto Professor Philip Oreopoulos speaks of promising educational programs like ASSISTments, which has resulted in impressive academic gains in multiple randomized controlled trials.

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We are retiring the ASSISTments 1.0 with Google Classroom Integration
April 16, 2020

We are retiring the ASSISTments 1.0 with Google Classroom integration, so that we can dedicate our energy to ASSISTments 2.0, our most up-to-date and teacher-informed version of ASSISTments. We are asking users of this feature to migrate to 2.0, where we will be able to provide you the best possible experience and user support.

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ASSISTments: From Research to Practice at Scale in Education
April 14, 2020

Over the past 13 years, ASSISTments was developed and evaluated with the support of a series of IES and National Science Foundation awards. With a 2003 IES award to Carnegie Mellon University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), researchers created the first version of ASSISTments.

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Distance Learning & ASSISTments: Teacher Stories
April 5, 2020

In the shift to distance learning, teachers and students are really putting online learning tools to the test. We’ve been hearing from teachers from across the country about stories from their classroom, and their worries and concerns.

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COVID-19 and Distance Learning
March 16, 2020

We at ASSISTments are concerned about the impact that COVID-19 is having on teaching and learning and are taking steps to support our community of users and team at this time.

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Paid Opportunity: Help Us Design A Professional Learning Experience
March 2, 2020

(Opportunity now closed) We are looking for ASSISTments users to help us design a new professional learning community experience! You will be compensated with $500 for lending your leadership and expertise to helping us develop this PLC.

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Tom Bolton joins The ASSISTments Foundation as Vice President of Product
February 28, 2020

The ASSISTments Foundation welcomes Tom Bolton as Vice President of Product to lead the future of the ASSISTments product. Bolton will support ASSISTments in its work to impact users across the country by delivering immediate feedback for math students and data insights for teacher instruction.

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3 Ways ASSISTments Can Help You Maximize Class Time
February 11, 2020

Teachers will tell you that class pacing is quite the balancing act! Because of its flexible design, ASSISTments can support you in your teaching practice— whether that be through warm-ups, homework review or whatever is working in your classroom!

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Britt Neuhaus joins The ASSISTments Foundation as Program Director
January 22, 2020

The ASSISTments Foundation welcomes Britt Neuhaus will oversee our efforts to scale the ASSISTments online learning tool across the country, with particular attention to rural areas in collaboration with our partners at Lesley University, WestEd and WPI.

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Neil Heffernan and ASSISTments: $35 Million and Counting
December 17, 2019

Heffernan has received more than $35 million in federal grants for his work in learning sciences and with ASSISTments, in part because he is relentless in pursuing funding from a number of agencies, though he says he “tries more and fails more” in submitting grant applications. Last year ASSISTments was used by more than 2,500 teaches in 46 states and 14 countries.

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How Can EdTech Tools Support All Learners?
December 2, 2019

Students all bring their distinct educational needs and styles into the classroom. Many teachers work hard to find a balance between supporting individual students and addressing the needs of the whole class. Teachers are tasked with educating classes of students with a wide range of abilities, needs and challenges. Read on to learn how teachers can leverage edtech tools to support all types of learners in the classroom.

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ASSISTments has Won $25 Million in Grants with next to no Business Structure or Marketing
November 26, 2019

While many EdTech tools and solutions might show promising results in small studies or certain conditions, very few prove effective at scale. That is not the case with ASSISTments. Led by Worcester Polytechnic Institute Professor Neil Heffernan, the free classroom assessment software has been shown to bring about remarkable academic gains. Read on to learn the story of how ASSISTments came to be and some of the challenges along the way.‍

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Are teachers misusing homework? Beyond the question of whether or not to assign it
November 21, 2019

How much, if any, homework should elementary school students receive? It is an age-old and ongoing debate. But the discussion misses a fundamental part of the controversy: Teachers often don’t take advantage of homework as an instructional tool. Neil Heffernan weighs in about how homework can be utilized best to enhance student learning.

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I Took a Break From the Classroom to Help Do Research. It Made Me a Stronger Teacher.
November 21, 2019

ASSISTments Ambassador Andrew Burnett was in his 15th year of teaching when he was asked to join the ASSISTments team. His task was to help conduct a long-term educational study by training and supporting the teachers that were participating in an independent research project. Andrew communicated with 70 teachers all around the Northeast about implementing ASSISTments in their classrooms. Read on to learn Andrew's story and how he has transformed his teaching practices.

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U.S. Department of Education Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute $8 Million to Scale and Expand ASSISTments
October 21, 2019

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), in partnership with The ASSISTments Foundation, has been awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program.

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How We Protect Data at ASSISTments
October 17, 2019

Protecting student privacy is our top priority. At ASSISTments, we know that our students, parents, and schools have a clear and important right to their own data. Read on to learn how we protect our students' data.

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Persistence is not Always Productive: How to Stop Students from Spinning their Wheels
October 9, 2019

Students are often told to push themselves to the limit in the math classroom. But is this persistence always the most productive way for students to learn? ASSISTments founder Neil Heffernan weighs in about how students can move past spinning their wheels and start mastering math content.

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A New Nonprofit: The ASSISTments Foundation
July 26, 2019

A message from Neil Heffernan, introducing a new nonprofit, The ASSISTments Foundation! Building the foundation is an essential step in growing ASSISTments and impacting more students and teachers.

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Online homework tools trade ‘busy work’ for feedback to help end inequities in schools
July 11, 2019

The use of technology is growing in schools, but we’re missing critical opportunities if technology isn’t being used to close the pernicious achievement gaps between students of color and their white peers and between low-income students and their more affluent peers. WPI professor and ASSISTments founder Neil Heffernan weighs in on the importance of using tech tools to address inequity in schools.

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Husband & Wife Duo: Neil and Cristina Heffernan
July 11, 2019

ASSISTments was developed by husband and wife duo Neil and Cristina Heffernan.As a professor of computer science and learning technologies, Neil is able to collaborate with fellow professors, researchers and PhD students to enhance the ASSISTments platform. As a former middle school math teacher Cristina keeps the project focused on teachers.

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ASSISTments welcomes Dr. Megan Roberts as the CEO of The ASSISTments Foundation
July 1, 2019

Megan will work alongside Neil & Cristina Heffernan in the leadership of the organization to help us spread ASSISTments across the US. We are looking forward to Megan's non-profit leadership experience as well as her ability to help us grow and scale ASSISTments.

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Try Benchmark Tests with ASSISTments
June 12, 2019

Benchmark tests allow teachers to see what students have learned at the end of turning point of a unit.

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Win $100! Refer a teacher to ASSISTments
June 1, 2019

2019 Video Competition. Students, share how ASSISTments helps you learn.

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Getting Students Excited to Learn
May 29, 2019

We asked teachers: what recommendations do you have for teachers introducing ASSISTments into the classroom? Read on for middle school math teacher Mr. Josh McMillen and Ms. Katie McCrary’s tips and tricks! 

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What Works Clearinghouse Gives Top Marks to WPI-Developed Homework Program
May 23, 2019

The What Works Clearinghouse, a highly regarded federal research review of education products, has reviewed the ASSISTments research and stated that the Efficacy Study “meets standards without reservations.”

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Finding Your Stride with New Tech Tools in Class
May 23, 2019

We asked teachers: what recommendations do you have for teachers introducing ASSISTments into the classroom? Read on for middle school math teacher Ms. Ivory Cutri’s tips and tricks!

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Show Answer on ASSISTments
April 23, 2019

ASSISTments features can help promote data conversations between teachers and students and bolster the shift toward students owning and acting on their own data.‍

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A Message from the Founder: ASSISTments Gets Top Marks in Federal Review
April 15, 2019

It is important that educators know which interventions and products actually work. In order to accomplish that goal, the U.S. Department of Education hosts the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), an institution that evaluates educational interventions to see which work and which are simply flops. Neil Heffernan provides an update about the WWC’s approval of a study that shows the efficacy of ASSISTments.

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Helping Teachers Make the Most of Limited Time
March 15, 2019

How can EdTech tools be used to help teachers make the most of limited classroom time? Former teacher and ASSISTments team member Cindy Starks weighs in with her best recommendations.

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Introducing ASSISTments to Your Students Through our Practice Set
March 2, 2019

Are you ready to get started using the ASSISTments in your classroom? Before diving in, it can be helpful to try out our Practice Set to help your class get acclimated to the platform. The practice set is designed to help students explore problem types and progress reports they will encounter using ASSISTments. Happy practicing!

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Don’t Eliminate Homework. Make it More Effective
February 25, 2019

In the United States, there is an ongoing debate about whether homework is worthwhile, with critics saying that it’s busywork at best and, at worst, it’s detrimental to student learning. Only, the problem isn’t homework itself but how homework is done. Instead of implementing “no homework” policies, WPI professor and ASSISTments founder Neil Heffernan proposes that we can and should use technology to improve how students do their homework — or at least their math homework.‍

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EdTech That Helps Teachers Differentiate Complex Material
February 2, 2019

In middle school, concepts start to build on each other to form new, complex material. This North Carolina teacher describes how ASSISTments supports her teaching practice to differentiate and scaffold complex material.

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Meet the Team: Ashish Gurung
January 30, 2019

Ashish is a PhD student in Computer Science

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TL Talk Radio Podcast
January 22, 2019

Podcast interview with ASSISTments co-founders Neil and Cristina Heffernan about their inspiration for ASSISTments, their dedication to research-backed impact and what’s next for the online platform.

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Using Symbols of Success to Inform Learning and Instruction
January 20, 2019

The Symbols of Success are a powerful tool that can allow students to track their own progress through immediate feedback. Hints and wrong answers can guide students toward the correct answer. Help your students transition from a focus on “right or wrong” to a focus on the learning journey!

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Meet the Team: Meghana Kasal
January 16, 2019

Meet Meghana, a Masters student who works in the ASSISTments lab!

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Meet the Team: March Patikorn
January 15, 2019

March is the senior PhD student in the ASSISTments lab! March is passionate about machine learning and AI, and serves as a supervisor to his fellow PhD students.

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Meet the Team: Dr. Korinn Ostrow
January 14, 2019

Dr. Ostrow is a Research Scientist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Meet the Team: JA Perry
January 14, 2019

As a Project Coordinator, JA arranges the content building for all the curricula on ASSISTments! Read more about JA's background and passion for education.

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Meet the Team: John Erickson
January 12, 2019

John Erickson is a PhD student in Data Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Meet the Team: Dr. Sarah Irish
January 11, 2019

Dr. Sarah Irish has been involved with ASSISTments since the Maine Replication Study! Learn about Sarah's experience as an ASSISTments user and teacher mentor.

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Meet the Team: Donna Lee Tignor
January 10, 2019

Donna Lee Tignor is a long-time ASSISTments teacher mentor. Read how she started with ASSISTments!

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Meet the Team: Cindy Starks
January 9, 2019

Cindy is excited to be on the team because it will allows to "have a positive impact on math teaching and learning while also learning about best teaching practices and working with ASSISTments."

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Meet the Team: Brian K Story
January 8, 2019

Brian Story is an ASSISTments Teacher Engagement Manager in North Carolina. Learn more about Brian!

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Schools Don’t Need to Ban Homework, They Just Need to Make It Better
January 7, 2019

School districts around the country are doing away with homework, according to the latest education headlines. But research clearly shows that the solution to homework isn’t to abolish it. WPI professor and ASSISTments founder Neil Heffernan weighs in on why we need to make homework as effective and relevant as possible, so students can still learn when their teachers or family aren’t available to help them.

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Meet the Team: Dr. Anthony Bothelo
January 7, 2019

Dr. Botelho is a research scientist with the ASSISTments lab. Before his PhD, Anthony completed his undergraduate in Interactive Media at Becker College and his Masters in Computer Science at WPI.

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How to Smoothly Integrate EdTech into the Classroom
January 5, 2019

When introducing ASSISTments, teachers can show students how to use the tool to inform their learning, focusing on owning their progress rather than a grade.

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Helping Students Respond to Feedback
January 5, 2019

When faced with a wrong answer, how do you respond? Learn how Barbara Delaney teaches her students how to respond to wrong answers to inform their learning.

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Algebra That Fits With Career Goals May Be Key To Math-Loving Kids
October 3, 2018

Studies have found that students would enjoy math more if they could see a clear connection between their learning and their future. Math researcher Candace Walkington was awarded a grant to use ASSISTments to study the impact of interest-focused algebra problems on student success and connectedness with STEM careers.

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Who Decides if Ed Tech Even Works
June 8, 2018

A veteran math teacher puts ASSISTments to the test and reports on how second-year algebra students learn to persevere in completing homework assignments through the use of the online homework platform. She showcases the tool’s ability to deliver instant feedback and embed video explanations in problem sets.

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Commentary: Ed Tech Does Help Close the Achievement Gap — When It Supports Teachers
May 29, 2018

There’s no doubt that education technology can make a big difference in the classroom. But the facts show that the key to closing the achievement gap is not providing more technology to students, but rather putting the right ed tech into the hands of teachers.

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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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Nurturing Persistent Problem Solving
February 1, 2018

A veteran math teacher puts ASSISTments to the test and reports on how second-year algebra students learn to persevere in completing homework assignments through the use of the online homework platform. She showcases the tool’s ability to deliver instant feedback and embed video explanations in problem sets.

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3 Lessons Learned From Education Technology Research
September 25, 2017

“We had the guts to expose ourselves” to randomized control trials, says ASSISTments founder Neil Heffernan in this US News & World Report article

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Poverty Action Lab Calls ASSISTments One of Two Most Promising Interventions
September 25, 2017

‍A study conducted at MIT's Poverty Action Lab was recently featured in the U.S. News & World Report concluded that ASSISTments is one of two promising educational technologies in the US. The study praised ASSISTments for its impact on student learning and the tool’s compatibility with schools’ existing curricula and textbooks.

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