ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Susan Dilworth
Spring Branch, TX
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Individualized Tutoring
Time Spent in ALEKS: 30-45 minutes per day, 5 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 10 minutes, 5 days per week
Total Time Spent Per Course: 15-25 hours per course
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

Overall, I am very pleased that ALEKS allows students to move at their own speed and provides a wide variety of learning objectives.

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

The math programs we previously used did not move fast enough for my student.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I wanted a math tool which would allow multiple skills to be learned and practiced in one session.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

ALEKS is our core curriculum and it is supplemented with other studies and books.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My student is interested and challenged by math for the first time.

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

My student is very pleased with her progress and excited to start the next course. She has learned to check her work to make sure her answers are correct. She is also learning to do the math independently with confidence.

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

My student maintains a math notebook which contains all her math work. I require her to write down sample and practice problems in her notebook.