Walpole, MA students are being encouraged to put down their books and spend more time in front of the computer.
Bird and Johnson Middle Schools students are using ASSISTments – software developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute that claims to make homework smarter, and students smarter in return.
Rather than pose a problem and then provide the correct answer if a student gets it wrong, ASSISTments walks a student through the problem step by step until the student realizes why their initial answer was wrong and the correct answer is right.
Students whose teachers use the software say it’s like taking their teacher home with them.
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