Maple T.A. is an online assessment system for STEM courses.Educators around the world use it to improve learning, save money, reduce drop-out rates, and more.
University of Waterloo
Growing class sizes and shrinking budgets meant it was becoming difficult to offer as many assignments as the instructors felt was needed to support learning
University chose Maple T.A. to automate the process so the quality of instruction and learning could be maintained
Used by 9000 students/year in 40 different courses
Teaching assistants now have time to give more feedback on challenging written assignments
University saved $100,000/year on their grading budget
…after moving to Maple T.A., we’ve found we can save approximately $100,000 per year on our grading budget…
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Low pass rates were a concern
Online learning and digital testing a key pillar to new approach
Delivered online assignments, homework, and tests using Maple T.A.
Used results to develop a customized learning path for each student
Student pass rates went up approximately 20% within one year
Students came from different backgrounds with varying levels of knowledge. With the use of Maple T.A., students got the chance to create their own learning path.
University of Guelph
Half of the students used Maple T.A., half were given traditional assignments
Students in the Maple T.A. group demonstrated better understanding
More students in the Maple T.A. group stated that they liked the course
Drop-out rates reduced by more than 10%
The lower drop-out rate and the quality of the students who dropped out indicate that students who used the Maple T.A. tests and assignments had a better understanding and grasp of the subject than the other students.