Maplesoft released Maple T.A. 8.0 with adaptive questions to help with student comprehension. These questions give extra guidance to students who give an incorrect response to a question, increasing their understanding of the concepts and techniques involved. Knowing the student is having problems, the questions can be adapted to walk the student through the problem step by step, allow the student to try a simpler version of the same question before retrying the original, and understanding without leaving the testing environment while simultaneously giving them partial credit for their efforts.
The software also provides a secure Proctored Browser which reduces cheating by ensuring students stay inside the Maple T.A. environment until the test or assignment is completed. While using this browser, students cannot access other web sites or programs on their computer. Other security enhancements include the ability to require that Maple T.A. tests are taken from a specified list of IP addresses, to ensure students can take assignments only from approved computers or labs. These and other security features are also available in the Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite for institutions that want greater security in their placement testing process.