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.

Florida Community College Jacksonville, FL
2 Year Community College

Scenario: I use ALEKS in a traditional course with a textbook.
Purpose: Supplement, Preparation, Homework, Placement, Assessment
ALEKS Course: Beginning Algebra

David P. Bell, Professor
I use ALEKS in various capacities including: as a primary software tool for several courses; as an assessment tool for better placement; as a supplement to our placement test; and as a remedial tool for students with math difficulties. ALEKS is a very intuitive program that offers immediate and individualized instruction that allows my students to progress. I am certain that student progress would have been significantly lower if my students had not completed ALEKS successfully.


Scenario

What challenges did your students or institution face prior to using ALEKS?
We needed a tool that would allow us remediate students who were repeating courses and continually failing. In addition, we faced placement challenges that ALEKS has also been able to address.

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: 20
Total students enrolled in this ALEKS course: 40

How often are students encouraged or required to use ALEKS?
Days per week: 4
Hours per week: 8
Hours per term: 80


Implementation

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

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

How do you incorporate ALEKS homework assignments into your course?
My students have a choice of completing homework assignments through ALEKS or their textbook.


Best Practices

Which ALEKS course product(s) have you used in the past?
Basic Math, Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra