Instead of having to wait until the next day to find out if they completed their math homework correctly, middle-school students at about 40 schools in Maine receive immediate feedback via a new online computer program. The program -- ASSISTments -- tells students if they've reached the right answers and can provide hints to help students who struggle with a particular math problem. It also collects data, including percentages of correct responses and the amount of time it takes students to complete an assignment.

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