What is ASSISTments?
ASSISTments is an online learning platform offered as a free public service of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) that is designed to make homework a more effective teaching and learning activity. ASSISTments simultaneously provides students immediate feedback as they complete homework and classwork, while providing teachers with formative assessment of student progress. ASSISTments is one of few K-12 math products promoting evidence based practice.
ASSISTments is easy to use and works with any curriculum or textbook, including Open Education Resources (OER). Contrary to many other educational technology products, ASSISTments is also a powerful resource for professional learning; teachers maintain their role in selecting assignments and can learn to use ASSISTments' actionable student- and class-level reports to inform classroom practices. Teachers can use ASSISTments content as is, edit that content, or build their own content. This flexibility makes the site accessible to all teachers by supporting existing classroom initiatives.
E-TRIALS leverages the ASSISTments platform and its diverse learners and the data that the platform collects.
We are committed to keeping ASSISTments.org and E-TRIALS free forever. This is a university affiliated non-profit project. All intellectual property is owned by WPI, as explained further in the backstory of ASSISTments.