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Dear Parents:

I am writing to tell you about a free tool we use in math class.

An overview of ASSISTments

ASSISTments is an online tool that students use to complete math problems assigned for classwork or homework. It will allow coursework to continue as usual to the greatest extent possible as we will be able to continue some of the curricular content that students are already familiar with.

Students can use paper and pencil to complete the problems and show their work, and then should enter their responses in ASSISTments. The system scores responses for feedback purposes and gives students the opportunity to try again, but it does not produce grades. That is left to my discretion.

Student feedback

ASSISTments uses four symbols to show teachers how students interacted with each problem. Students will see the same symbols as they work through the assignment and receive feedback immediately after submitting each response.

If you would like to see how students interact with ASSISTments, take a look at the video found here.  

Data privacy

As a non-profit organization, The ASSISTments Foundation and developers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute follow U.S. government standards to ensure that student data remains unidentifiable.

If you or your child have any questions about ASSISTments, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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