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The Center for Research and Evaluation

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New Grant Targets Teaching and Learning Math

CRE, Worcester Polytechnic Insitute (WPI) and SRI International have received a $3.5 million dollar grant from the Department of Education to conduct a randomized, controlled efficacy study of the ASSISTments system (click here for more information).   ASSISTments is a free, online mathematics tutoring system developed by Neil Heffernan and colleagues at WPI that provides real-time scaffolded problem-solving support for students, as well as on-demand cognitive diagnostic reports to teachers.


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The Center for Research and Evaluation
5766 Shibles Hall, Room 314
Orono, Maine 04469-5766
Phone: (207) 581-2493 | Fax: (207) 581-9510E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System