ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Jill Morrison
El Dorado Hills, CA
Scenario: Supplement
Purpose: Remediation, Improve Skills
Time Spent in ALEKS: 20 minutes per day, 2-3 days per week
ALEKS Course: Algebra 2

Overall Experience:

ALEKS is an excellent program! My son was in a car accident and experienced a traumatic head injury that kept him out of school. As a result, he needed to catch up on many of his skills before returning in the fall. My son has really enjoyed ALEKS, and it has helped him to review math skills that will allow him to rejoin his classmates.

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

My son really didn't face many math challenges prior to the car accident that left him with a brain injury which affected his memory.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I needed a tool that could help my son remember math.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

We use ALEKS for review. My son also has an Algebra 2 textbook from his school.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

ALEKS has allowed my son to review Algebra 2 concepts with success. His memory is recovering slowly, but he has enjoyed working with ALEKS.

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

My son feels so much better now. He has finished his second semester in Algebra 2 thanks to ALEKS' excellent support. Before, when he couldn't remember anything, he was incredibly frustrated, but ALEKS provided a positive review experience. My son is so confident in his ability now.