Effectiveness Trial

American Institutes for Research’s (AIR) experienced research team will conduct an independent Effectiveness Trial of ASSISTments in partnership with the development team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), who will implement the intervention across seven geographically and culturally diverse school systems.

ASSISTments has been shown to significantly improve student outcomes in a recent Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Goal 3 efficacy study (Roschelle, Feng, & Mason, 2016). ASSISTments is ready to be scaled to a stratified representative sample that will allow for inferences about the effectiveness of ASSISTments for the target population of end-users.

Taken together, the project has the potential to improve math achievement in seven sites, 80 schools, and an estimated 96 teachers and 16,000 students across the country, and expand the limited research based on the effectiveness of math instructional programs that use educational technologies.