American students are being left behind and outpaced by competitors like China. But [there is] the opportunity to change the way we teach math in order to help our children achieve prosperous futures.
ASSISTments, an educational platform developed by WPI researchers, uses immediate feedback in math formative assessments to improve learning outcomes.
The pandemic illustrated that technology cannot replace teaching. Still, when it comes to formative assessment, a proven instructional method, there’s a lot tech can do to aid teachers and help accelerate learning.
ASSISTments is a free public service operated jointly by Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the ASSISTments Foundation.The ASSISTments Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization sponsored by Worcester Polytechnic Institute created in 2019.Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a 501(c)(3) non profit created in 1865.The ASSISTments Project work at WPI is led by Professor Neil Heffernan.The ASSISTments Foundation is led by Cristina Heffernan.