ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

Our success stories encompass a wide variety of implementation models and best practices, from lecture-based to emporium labs to course redesigns. The flexibility of ALEKS made it simple and effective for these schools to improve their student success rates, and they are willing to share their strategies.

Kennesaw State University, GA
4 Year University / Public

Scenario: I use ALEKS in a traditional course with a textbook.
Purpose: Supplement, Remediation, Preparation
ALEKS Course: Intermediate Algebra

Symon Kimitei, Instructor


Scenario

Was ALEKS used in your course with all students or with targeted students?
All students.

Number of students who used ALEKS for the course and term:
Number of sections: 2
Number of students per ALEKS section: 41
Total students enrolled in this ALEKS course: 82

How do you structure your course periods with ALEKS?
Students simply have to complete the entire pie chart and score at least 75 percent. Otherwise, they have to continue to practice until they attain this score or better.

How often are students encouraged or required to use ALEKS?
Days per week: 2
Hours per week: 3
Hours per term: 39


Implementation

Do you integrate a textbook with your course using ALEKS Textbook Integration? Please describe how you set up your chapter completion dates.

No.



How often do you use the ALEKS Instructor Module?
I use the Instructor Module periodically throughout the term.


Grading

What percent of a student's grade does ALEKS make up?
4 percent.

How do you incorporate ALEKS into your grading system?
ALEKS assignments comprise 30 points of the students' overall grade.

Is ALEKS assigned to your students as all or part of their homework responsibilities?
ALEKS comprises 100 percent of the students' Intermediate Algebra homework.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
The requirement is holistic. Students must complete 75 percent of the ALEKS pie by the end of the course.


Best Practices

Which ALEKS course product(s) have you used in the past?
Intermediate Algebra