ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Tracy Avallone
Seabrook, TX
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Individualized Tutoring
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1-2 hours per day, 5 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables), Pre-Algebra, Foundations of High School Math

Overall Experience:

Our experience with ALEKS has been wonderful! My children like the program because it allows them to work independently and actually make progress. I like that I can check their progress and print out copies of for record-keeping purposes. ALEKS is truly some of the best money I have ever spent on math during my 10+ years of homeschooling.

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

It was the teacher that was more challenged than the students! I had one child that was approaching the limits of my ability to teach math and the DVD programs we used simply were not working for us because they did not hold him accountable for his progress. It was becoming a struggle to keep up with the record-keeping, planning, and teaching aspects of math and their progress was slowing because of that.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

We wanted a program that was self-paced with good instructions and record-keeping abilities, and required minimal parental interaction. I needed to free up my time in order to instruct my children in other subjects.