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.

Essex County Community College, NJ
2 Year Community College

Scenario: I use ALEKS in a traditional course with a textbook.
Purpose: Core Curriculum, Extra Credit
ALEKS Course: Beginning Algebra

Louis A. Lisko, Adjunct Professor


Was ALEKS used in your course with all students or with targeted students?
All students are required to use ALEKS.

Number of students who used ALEKS for the course and term:
Number of sections: 2
Number of students per ALEKS section: 18
Total students enrolled in this ALEKS course: 18

How often are students encouraged or required to use ALEKS?
Days per week: 1
Hours per week: 2


How often do you use the ALEKS Instructor Module?
I use the Instructor Module a few times throughout the term.

How do you incorporate ALEKS Quizzes into your course?
I occasionally incorporated ALEKS quizzes into the course.

How do you modify your regular instructional approach as a result of ALEKS?
I allow students to ask any ALEKS questions during the beginning of every lecture.


What percent of a student's grade does ALEKS make up?
15-20 percent of final grade.

Best Practices

Which ALEKS course product(s) have you used in the past?
Basic Math, Pre-Algebra