ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Cathy Wilder
Newport Beach, CA
Scenario: Supplement
Purpose: Preparation for Another Course or Program, Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 45 minutes per day, 1-2 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 15 minutes per day, 1-2 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables), Algebra 1, High School Geometry, Algebra 2

Overall Experience:

I have two children who use ALEKS as a supplement to their general public school education. I think ALEKS is great; I have recommended the program to a number of families that are frustrated with the lack of instruction in their children's math curriculum.

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

My children did not face any challenges. Math is actually one of my son's strongest subjects.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I needed an effective supplement to my children's existing classroom instruction.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

ALEKS is used as a supplement to my children's classroom instruction.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

ALEKS has helped both of my children, and my son specifically, to succeed in math. After completing the Algebra 1 course and moving onto Geometry, he scored at the advanced level on his California standardized test. His high score indicates the level of mastery and retention he obtained from working with ALEKS.

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

My son feels good about his progress and success with ALEKS. He has always really liked math, but was disappointed when he didn't test into an Algebra course at his school. Currently, after working with ALEKS, he has surpassed the students in the original Algebra course which is a great boost to his confidence in his mathematical abilities.