ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Kelly O'Connor
Naperville, IL
Scenario: Supplement
Purpose: Enrichment/Gifted and Talented, Extra Practice
Time Spent in ALEKS: 30 minutes per day, 1 day per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 15 minutes per day, 1 day per week
Total Time Spent Per Course: 18 hours per course
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

As a parent, I am very pleased with ALEKS. My daughter learns quickly, and we are extremely satisfied with ALEKS' ability to let her move forward at her own pace.

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

In the past, finding a curriculum that was challenging enough was a problem. My daughter has been assessed at two to three years ahead of grade-level.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a program that could assess my daughter's current skill level, and allow her to learn at her own pace.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

ALEKS is implemented as a supplement to my daughter's regular math curriculum.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My daughter is progressing at the expected rate, and is succeeding with ALEKS.

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

My daughter feels great about her progress in ALEKS because she has more control over her learning.