ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Jenny Ragan
Bluffton, SC
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Individualized Tutoring
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1 hour per day, 4 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 4 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

ALEKS suits my son's learning style very well. He is able to do most of his work independently.

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

It was difficult to get my son to work up to his potential.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a program that offered an independent working environment, and adjusted to the student's knowledge.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

ALEKS is my son's primary curriculum.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

He is working more independently and retaining more of what he learns.

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

My son is proud of the pie pieces he has completed and enjoys the games he can access in QuickTables.

Are there any best practices you would like to share with other ALEKS users?

Make sure your child is really trying when taking an assessment. My son took one where he didn't try at all and lost most of his progress in ALEKS.