ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Jaime Bateman
Alden, MI
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Remediation, Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1-2 hours per day, 3-5 days per week
ALEKS Course: Essential Mathematics (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

So far, our experience with ALEKS has been outstanding!  My son enjoys working in the program, and is encouraged by the pie chart that displays his progress.

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

My eighth grader was working well below grade-level in math. He is now covering the basics and learning a few new operations that will hopefully catch him up in the next couple of years.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I needed a program that could provide detailed information about what my son knew already, and what he needed to learn. Our main goal is to get him working at a higher level in math.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

ALEKS is our core curriculum, and is supplemented with one-on-one interaction for extra practice.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

ALEKS makes it much easier to determine my son's knowledge base. So far, he has made tremendous progress!

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

My son likes being able to track his progress because it encourages him to keep working. Because of ALEKS, he now realizes that he is capable of achieving grade-level work.