Company Information

Mission

As part of McGraw Hill, ALEKS has the vision of transforming education by providing the most advanced technology and the highest quality digital content available in the context of compelling educational experiences. At McGraw Hill ALEKS, our mission is to assist educators and learners in dramatically improving learning outcomes through the delivery of artificially intelligent learning and assessment that continually adapts to the unique needs of each student. ALEKS precisely and comprehensively assesses each student's knowledge, and delivers targeted instruction on the individual topics that each student is most ready to learn.

ALEKS has been used by more than 25 million students in subjects ranging from Grade 3 mathematics to Precalculus, college-level Statistics, and Chemistry at thousands of universities, colleges, and K-12 schools throughout the world.

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Company Leadership

McGraw Hill ALEKS is comprised of expert and experienced professionals in a number of fields, including mathematical cognitive science, computer science and engineering, education, user experience, mathematics, and chemistry.

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Company Background

Led by Dr. Jean-Claude Falmagne, ALEKS assessment and learning technologies were originally developed at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), with major funding from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Falmagne is an internationally renowned researcher in Mathematical Cognitive Psychology, and one of the two developers of Knowledge Space Theory, a field of research that serves as the foundation of the ALEKS artificial intelligence and assessment and learning technologies.

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In 1993, Dr. Falmagne assembled a team of software engineers, mathematicians, and cognitive scientists at UCI. Dr. Falmagne's team at UCI created the core of ALEKS and in 1997, ALEKS Corporation and the University of California entered into an exclusive, permanent, worldwide license. ALEKS began regular business operations in 1999, making ALEKS available in the two-year college math market in the United States.

Over the next fourteen years, ALEKS Corporation enhanced and expanded the ALEKS software and system, substantially increasing its product offerings to include numerous courses for both K-12 and Higher Education. In 2013, ALEKS Corporation merged with McGraw Hill, taking advantage of a shared vision for education, and setting the stage for even more rapid growth and extended availability of ALEKS learning and assessment technologies.