ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

View a selection of implementation strategies from homeschoolers who are successfully using ALEKS to achieve dramatic learning outcomes.

Jean Dawson
Culpeper, VA
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 30-45 minutes per day, 5 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 15-20 minutes per day, 3-4 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Middle School Math Course 1

Overall Experience:

ALEKS is extremely impressive; this program is solid and user-friendly.

What challenges did the student face in math prior to using ALEKS?

My son enjoys online and computer-based curriculum, which can be difficult to find. In addition to finding quality curriculum, many of the other programs' explanations were inadequate.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was not looking for a supplement. I needed a well-rounded, stand-alone math curriculum that was user-friendly and offered thorough explanations.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

ALEKS has allowed my son to fill his knowledge gaps and learn new topics at his own pace. I have even learned and relearned topics.

How does the student feel about his/her progress in ALEKS?

My son has always felt comfortable with math, but ALEKS actually helped him enjoy it. As a result, he feels really good about his progress.