ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Angela May
Berryville, AR
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Improve Skills
Time Spent in ALEKS: 30 minutes per day, 3 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

I am very satisfied with ALEKS. My daughter finds motivation by being able to see her progress on the pie chart, and it's very helpful for her to have the ability to access explanations of the problems as needed.  

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

My daughter needed a program that allowed her time to be able to master the subjects before moving forward instead of feeling rushed to complete everything.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for an affordable math tool that was also up to our state's math standards.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My daughter has made progress rounding numbers and doesn't get as frustrated since she is able to click on the explanation button when she needs help. 

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

After using ALEKS, my daughter will now start her math lesson on her own and is not afraid to try to figure out the problems without me supervising. She is also feeling more confident since she has completed a piece of her pie.