ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Tom Rochester
Greeley, CO
Scenario: Supplement
Purpose: Enrichment/Gifted and Talented, Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 30-40 minutes per day, 3-5 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 5 days per week
Total Time Spent Per Course: 20 hours per course
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - MS/LV 6

Overall Experience:

ALEKS offers a robust curriculum for my grandson as an adjunct challenge to his public school coursework.

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

My grandson was in an accelerated math program last year that was cancelled this year. I was worried that he would lose his excitement over math if he wasn't challenged enough, but ALEKS has filled the gap.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

We needed a program that would provide adequate assessments that could identify areas for study, as well as technology to offer individualized instruction.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

ALEKS is a supplement to my grandson's regular school curriculum.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

ALEKS maintains my grandson's excitement about math.

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

My grandson is quite pleased with his progress, as am I. He is finding that the more he learns, the more there is to learn; which is as it should be.

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

I am fortunate to have found a classroom teacher that recognizes my grandson's ability and allows him to use ALEKS in lieu of his class curriculum.