ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

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Mark Lawrence
Clemson, SC
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Individualized Tutoring
Time Spent in ALEKS: 45 minutes per day, 3 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 3 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - MS/LV 6, Algebra 1


Overall Experience:

I use ALEKS for my two children, and they enjoy working in it. The pie is a major motivator, and isn't as dull as standard curriculum which is wonderful for them. The ability to teach themselves without having to wait for mom has been great.

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

Our major challenge was finding a program that avoided boring methods and too much repetition.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I needed a program that allowed my children to progress at their own speed.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

Both of my children are quickly progressing through topics presented in ALEKS.

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

My kids like working with ALEKS. The pie is a major motivator, and isn't as dull as standard curriculum which is wonderful for them. The ability to teach themselves without having to wait for mom has been great.

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

Do not to allow your student to bypass review to get to new concepts.