ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Sandra Visser
New Milford, CT
Scenario: Homeschool Supplemental Curriculum
Purpose: Extra Practice, Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 30 minutes per day, 3 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 20 minutes per day, 3 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

Currently, we use QuickTables and other ALEKS courses as homework supplements, however we have used ALEKS as our core curriculum in the past. I am impressed by the step-by-step explanations provided in the program, and the parent resources that monitor, track, and build reports based on my child's progress.

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

My daughter really dislikes math, so we switch math curriculum several times a year in order to maintain interest in the subject.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I needed a supplement that would make teaching math easier for me.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

We use ALEKS as a review tool and homework supplement.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My daughter has a better understanding of math concepts than she did before.

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

My daughter acknowledges her progress in ALEKS, and my other child is starting to show an interest in math.

Are there any best practices you would like to share with other ALEKS users?

I think it is important to set an ALEKS schedule that must be met before the children use computer games or the Internet.