This website was created for the IES Efficacy Trial that ran from 2012-16.  The data collection portion of the study is complete.  

SRI and UMaine are now preparing the peer reviewed journal article for what they found and the results were dramatic.

The video below outlines the results.

Here is the one-page informational release and poster that was created by SRI and UMaine. 


The rest of this site still has a lot of the materials we used for recruitment and they are being left here for historical purposes.

Watch how teachers have changed their instruction due to the study.

SRI and WPI, based upon the strength of this study, are eligible for a new larger grant.  Go to the recruitment site to learn more.


This study examined whether research-based software for assigning and assessing online homework can improve teaching practices and increase student learning. Selected schools will participate for two years in an overall four-year study (2012-16).

Learn more


MDOE invited middle school, superintendents, principals, curriculum coordinators, teachers, and computer technology educators to a webinar sponsored by MLTI on February 5th.

View a recording of the webinar to learn more about the project.


Read about the use of ASSISTments in Maine in the Bangor Daily News

 This two-year study is being funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Educational Sciences and is a collaboration of leading non-profit research centers at the University of Maine, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and SRI International. Results will be measured using the Common Core Standards