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Online platform used in schools across US helps students perform higher on standardized math tests

A web-based platform for teaching and learning math that is used today in 100,000 schools across the U.S. helps students perform higher on standardized tests of math achievement

ASSISTments helps students in Maine score higher on a standardized math test.


ASSISTments helps students in Maine score higher on a standardized math test.
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September 29, 2017

Web-based platforms enhance teaching and learning in the classroom.

Today, 100,000 schools across the U.S. use an online mathematics tutoring and assessment program developed by an NSF-funded researcher 15 years ago. Called ASSISTments, the innovative platform helps students with their mathematics coursework and teachers with their mathematics instruction.

In Maine, a recent study of more than 2,800 students at 43 public schools using ASSISTments found that students scored 75 percent higher on a standardized test of mathematics achievement than students at schools without the program.

NSF Directorate(s):
Directorate for Education & Human Resources

Locations
Massachusetts

Related Awards
#1109483 Empirical Research, Contextual Research: Taking advantage of Cognitive Science Principles: Adding to a Computer-Based Tutor an Automatic Reassessment and Relearning System

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