ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Danielle Mayer
Clovis, CA
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1.5 hours per day, 5 days per week
Total Time Spent Per Course: 34 hours per course
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

My daughter has always been strong in math, but I noticed she was starting to regress and got her first D grade on her report card. At that point, I pulled her out of public school to homeschool her. With ALEKS, she caught up from about 60 percent mastery to 100 percent mastery of her ALEKS course in 17 hours. I really like that the assessments change and only include the most recent concepts that my daughter has worked on. The master account is a great tool to check on her progress at any time. Overall, our experience has been quite positive.

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

My daughter's math skills were suffering in the public school system because her instructors were not strong in math and her classes focused on material that was below grade level.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a math program that was user-friendly, provided clear explanations, and did not require needless repetition.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

After we started with ALEKS, we stopped using all other programs because it is strong enough to be a core curriculum.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My daughter enjoys the challenge of math, and especially appreciates that ALEKS lets her move ahead at her own pace.

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

My daughter is genuinely excited to complete her pie chart and feels great about her progress in ALEKS. Although she has always had confidence in math, she is actually enjoying it again.