What is ALEKS?
ALEKS is available for a variety of courses.
Student Account: Input Tools
Once a student account has been established, the student learns how to use the input tools by taking a brief, interactive tutorial. ALEKS provides a free-response environment that uses realistic input tools and avoids multiple-choice questions so students must demonstrate content mastery.
After the student achieves a basic familiarity with the system and its tools, ALEKS administers a personalized, adaptive assessment that includes approximately 25 to 30 questions.
Following the initial assessment, the student receives her report in a color-keyed pie chart. In the ALEKS Pie, each "slice" corresponds to a particular area of the course, such as "decimals" or "fractions and proportions." The darker portion of each pie slice represents the topics that the student has mastered and the lighter portion represents what the student has yet to learn.
The ALEKS Pie describes the student's current knowledge of the subject and makes precise recommendations for further study. Each slice of the pie chart may be opened to produce a list of the concepts on which the student can choose to work, based upon prerequisite knowledge.
By clicking on a topic suggested in the pie chart, the student makes an immediate transition into the Learning Mode. The Learning Mode provides practice problems and offers explanations of concepts and procedures. Once a student has demonstrated mastery in the Learning Mode, the item is added to the ALEKS Pie, and new topics may become available.
The student will receive immediate feedback in the Learning Mode and, in some cases, suggestions for correcting mistakes.
At any time, students are able to review topics they have previously or recently mastered.
Students also have the ability to print out 16-question worksheets for additional practice or review. These worksheets are uniquely generated based on the student's current knowledge. The worksheet answer key is automatically sent to the Master Account via the ALEKS Message Center.
Easily manage all student accounts, monitor student progress, view customized resources, and more from within your Master Account.
Edit Student Accounts
You can edit any student account, including personal information, grade, course, state standards correlation, or payment information.
Student Progress Report
From the Master Account, you are able to view student progress made throughout the course. The blue bar represents the percent of course material that the student has mastered during an ALEKS assessment; the green bar represents the percent of new topics the student has mastered in Learning Mode since the last assessment; and the yellow bar represents the percent of topics the student has yet to learn.
From the Student Progress Report, you can also request a new student assessment.
Detailed Progress Report
You can view a student's detailed progress report to determine what topics the student knows, doesn't know, and is ready to learn next. You can also view the student's learning progress history, as well as a learning log of suggested review topics.
You can track student time spent in ALEKS per day, the topics attempted during that time, and the topics mastered and added to the ALEKS Pie.
Create a Quiz
Create a quiz for your student based on the ALEKS Pie slices or your state standards. Quizzes are automatically graded and the results are immediately available to both the parent and student.