ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Brian Foote
Reno, NV
Scenario: Homeschool Supplemental Curriculum
Purpose: Enrichment/Gifted and Talented, Individualized Tutoring
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1 hour per day, 5 days per week
ALEKS Course: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, High School Geometry, Algebra 2

Overall Experience:

Our experience with ALEKS has been great. The program is extremely user-friendly with good explanations.

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

My son needed to be challenged at his own level and allowed to move at his own speed.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a user-friendly and challenging math program that didn't require support from myself or others.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

Because of ALEKS, my son is interested in math again; he spent years in public school, bored with instruction that was well below his level.

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

My son views course completion as a great accomplishment, and has gained confidence from each one. He is pleased and positive about his ability.