ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Cristina Garcia
Chesterfield, VA
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week
ALEKS Course: Middle School Math Course 3

Overall Experience:

We love ALEKS! The program is user-friendly with an excellent interface that doesn't distract my daughter. ALEKS' thorough explanations have helped my daughter understand material she has had trouble with in the past.

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

My daughter was bored and frustrated with the amount of busy work that our curriculum required. She was asked to repeat concepts over and over again, even when she was not struggling in that particular area.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

We were looking for a challenging program that was easy to use and understand. The fact that ALEKS automatically assesses her skill level is a big bonus.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My daughter is confident that she will be successful. Because of ALEKS, she knows that she has the tools at her disposal to help her solve problems.

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

ALEKS has boosted my daughter's confidence; she now knows that she can solve any type of problem that is presented. She actually looks forward to working on math each day.