Faculty Advisor

Robertson, Thomas B.

Faculty Advisor

Sakulich, Aaron R.

Project Center

Panama City, Panama


Panamanian math education is weaker than similar neighboring countries. We conducted a trial with a local private school and surveyed/ interviewed students, teachers, and government officials to determine if incorporating educational technology, ASSISTments, into Panamanian schools would improve test scores, student engagement, and teaching efficiency. The test scores of students using ASSISTments improved, but there are many limitations that prevent us from drawing concrete conclusions. Therefore, we recommend a more extensive trial to validate these results.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering