ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) is a Research-Based Online Math Program:
Artificial Intelligence Targets Gaps in Individual Student Knowledge
Assessment and Learning with Standards-Based Content for Grades 3-12
Comprehensive and Customizable Curriculum That Aligns with Course Syllabi or Textbooks
Monitor Student, Class, School, and District Progress Toward State Standards
Fully Bilingual - English and Spanish for Grades 3-11
Unlimited Online Access - PC and Mac Compatible
Currently, ALEKS is available for a wide range of course products.
After registration, the student learns how to use the input tools by taking a
brief, interactive tutorial.
After the student achieves a basic familiarity with the system and its tools, ALEKS administers a personalized, interactive assessment that includes approximately 25 to 30 questions. During the assessment, ALEKS does not provide feedback and the student does not know if her answers are correct.
Following the initial assessment, the student receives a color-keyed pie chart. In the "pie," each "slice" corresponds to a particular area of the course, such as "geometry" or "functions and graphs". The degree to which each slice is filled by darker color shows the extent to which the student has mastered that area.
Each slice of the pie may be opened to produce a list of concepts on which the student can choose to work.
By clicking on any of the items 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.
The student receives immediate feedback, and in certain cases suggestions for correcting mistakes.
In the Learning Mode, students are also able to review topics they have previously or recently mastered.
Students and teachers 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.
Basic Teacher Module
Teachers and administrators have access to the Teacher Module where ALEKS provides an easy-to-use series of mini tutorials to complete various tasks.
ALEKS provides teachers and administrators with a wealth of information on student progress, including last login, duration of all sessions, individual and class performance, and much more. Bar graphs allow teachers to quickly grasp each student's performance at the time of his or her last assessment (blue), progress in Learning Mode (green), and the material not yet available (yellow).
Teachers and administrators can monitor any student's progress or the progress of an entire class through various reports. In addition, ALEKS can create groupings of students according to chosen criteria, enabling teachers to focus groups of students on topics they are ready to learn.
Teachers and administrators can also access a comprehensive progress report for each student. This report will show the student's current pie chart, what he knows, what he is ready to learn, and his progress in the system.
Take a Quiz
The quiz feature allows teachers to select any number of topics in the course domain to test students. It can be used to assign practice problems for homework or it can be used to develop and administer quizzes. Quizzes are automatically graded and the results are available to both the teacher and student immediately.