The advantages of joining the study include a generous stipend for participation, personalized tutoring for your students, free professional development for teachers, and more!I'm Interested!
WestEd, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is looking for 6th-grade math teachers for a study on the benefits of online support for mathematics learning called Personalized Affective Learning Study (PALS).
Our goal is to positively impact student achievement through a deeper understanding of socio-emotional learning and increase teachers' reflective practices.
PALS is a large-scale, randomized control trial (RCT) study of the MathSpring learning environment. It is funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, which is part of the U.S. Department of Education. Sixth grade teachers across Massachusetts will participate in the study by using MathSpring in their classrooms and supporting researchers in their evaluation of the system's efficacy. Two cohorts of 6th grade students will use the program across two school years.
MathSpring is an adaptive, personalized math learning platform for students in grades 5 - 10. It supports students as they practice math problems aligned to Common Core and MCAS content.
MathSpring is a supplemental tool that easily integrates with mathematics curricula. Teachers select topic areas and set problem difficulty levels. MathSpring then tracks students' performance and further personalizes their learning experience to optimize engagement and learning. Teachers can access student performance metrics that illuminate where a class is struggling and excelling, and use the data to guide instruction.