Britt Neuhaus joins The ASSISTments Foundation as Program Director

In this new role, Ms. 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.

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 awarded ASSISTments its highest marks. It is a solution that “meets standards without reservations.”

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ASSISTments Gets Top Marks in Federal Review

April 15, 2019

The What Works Clearinghouse approves a study on ASSISTments for homework

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Helping Teachers Make the Best Use of Limited Time

March 15, 2019

Ask any teacher and they will tell you that time is their hottest commodity.

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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, we can and should use technology to improve how students do their homework — or at least their math homework.‍

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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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Training Your Students

January 5, 2019

Help students to inform their own learning through the use of ASSISTments

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Who Decides if Ed Tech Even Works

June 8, 2018

Educators today are eager for solutions that have long seemed elusive to age-old challenges in education, including a widening achievement gap between our highest and lowest performers. Education technology will be part of the solution. Yet we cannot be blind to the risks.

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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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Homework Research

April 11, 2018

Study Results: Learning increases for students on one nights textbook homework

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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.

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