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A New Nonprofit: The ASSISTments Foundation

The foundation adds potential to bring in new talent and scale ASSISTments

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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Using the ASSISTments Practice Set

March 2, 2019

Introduce ASSISTments to your class by completing this training problem set.

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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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ASSISTments for differentiation

February 2, 2019

How can ASSISTments help you differentiate?

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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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Symbols of Success, Checks and Xs

January 20, 2019

ASSISTments uses 4 Symbols of Success. We tell you why we use these symbols in ASSISTments.

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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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