ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Elizabeth Bearman
Shrewsbury, PA
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Improve Skills, Remediation
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1.5 hours per day, 5 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 15 minutes, 5 days per week
Total Time Spent Per Course: 7.5 hours per course
ALEKS Course: Middle School Math Course 1

Overall Experience:

ALEKS has been a huge help for my daughter. She is able to make choices in what she feels ready to conquer on a given day and sees her success as her ALKES Pie fills up. With Quick-Tables, she is able to use daily drilling to catch up on those lost basic skills that she was missing. The parent reports are helpful to us to see how much she is accomplishing.

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

My daughter was very behind in basic math skills. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division facts were basically non-existent.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

My daughter responds well to computer-based programs, so I wanted something interactive, but not overwhelming, and without an over-abundance of "practice" problems.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

I have used ALEKS as a primary curriculum and supplement it with Hands-On Equations for Algebra concepts.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My daughter went from 19 percent mastery of basic addition facts to over 40 percent in about six weeks.

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

She is very proud. She is not as math-phobic as she used to be. She asks if she can do ALEKS now.