Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Cristina Lindquist

Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Neil


The ASSISTments system is a web-based tutoring site designed to engage middle and high school students in key course objectives, and to help them excel in these objectives with the use of a space learning based technique. This system is designed to retest students on a timed basis. The goal of this IQP is to test the efficiency of ARRS and prove that ARRS increases retention rate among students. The students were divided by class and then split up randomly into two groups, A and B. Both groups received weekly homework assignments with either group A or B receiving ARRS in each skill. After all relearning assignments were completed; the classes were given different post tests with transfer questions complementing the topics they were given with ARRS.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Computer Science