ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Melanie Smith
Mililani, HI
Scenario: Homeschool Supplemental Curriculum
Purpose: Remediation, Test Preparation
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1-2 hours per week
ALEKS Course: High School Geometry

Overall Experience:

ALEKS has been extremely helpful in locating my son's weakest areas in math, and has helped to fill in his knowledge gaps. My son is more confident in math, and knows that he can learn topics that he may have struggled with in the past

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

My son had trouble truly mastering concepts and retaining information.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a mastery-based math program that wouldn't let my son move on until he really knew the topics.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

I use ALEKS as a supplement to fill in knowledge gaps left by other curricula.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

Because of ALEKS, my son was much more confident going into the math portion of the SAT.

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

My son is more confident now that he works with ALEKS. He knows that he can learn topics that he may have struggled with in the past.