ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

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Darleen Nelson
Newton, NJ
Scenario: Supplement
Purpose: Enrichment/Gifted and Talented
Time Spent in ALEKS: 60 minutes per day, 1-2 days per week
ALEKS Course: Middle School Math Course 1, Middle School Math Course 2, Middle School Math Course 3


Overall Experience:

ALEKS is so user-friendly. My son is no longer bored with math. With ALEKS, I don't have to stand over his shoulder anymore. ALEKS allows him to work at his own pace and skill level. He cruises through remedial topics and moves onto difficult items much more quickly now.

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

My son was not engaged. He was consistently bored by the pace of other curricula.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I needed a math program that was user-friendly.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

We use ALEKS as a supplement after school, on weekends, and during the summer.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My son loves to be challenged, but he also needs immediate progress and feedback. With ALEKS, I don't have to stand over his shoulder anymore. ALEKS allows him to work at his own pace and skill level. He cruises through remedial topics and moves onto difficult items much more quickly now.

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

My son feels great about ALEKS, and as a result, he is very confident in his math skills.