Neil Heffernan, ASSISTments co-founder and WPI professor is spearheading innovative crowdsourcing research to help educators and students. That’s part of what inspired him and his wife, Cristina, to found ASSISTments in 2003, a free math learning program that provides students with instant feedback on problems and gives educators data about student performance.
“The job of any faculty member is so insanely difficult I want to make technologies that help them triage in simple cases,” Heffernan says. “We want to help the teachers in the easy cases so they can spend more time on the hard cases.”
This five-year grant, led by TAF Co-Founder and Executive Director Cristina Heffernan, will be used to further develop ASSISTments’ innovative tutoring technology, which leverages teacher- and student-facing tools for core instruction. This project will focus on high-needs middle school math students and their teachers at more than 150 schools.Continue Reading
CenterPoint’s Fresh Start Screener in mathematics is now available through ASSISTment’s platform. The Fresh Start Screener helps teachers evaluate student understanding of content taught in the prior grade, gauge areas of strengths and unfinished learning, and chart their path forward.Continue Reading