ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Shelly Horning
Ephrata, PA
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Individualized Tutoring
Time Spent in ALEKS: 4-5 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 2 days per week
ALEKS Course: Foundations of High School Math

Overall Experience:

I have been very pleased with ALEKS, and my kids enjoy doing their math online, instead of with textbooks and workbooks.

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

My kids did not like math, and now one of my sons is actually really enjoying ALEKS.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a math program that included instruction and tests, and did not require time to prepare each day.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

I have seen an improvement through my kids' assessments; they are showing progress.

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

They are very happy with their progress. Watching their pie charts grow has shown them how well they are progressing in their courses.