ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Rhealyn Samuelson
Denton, TX
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Accommodate Learning Disabilities, Improve Skills
Time Spent in ALEKS: 30-45 minutes per day, 4 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 15 minutes per day, 3 days per week
Total Time Spent Per Course: 100 hours per course
ALEKS Course: Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Overall Experience:

Our experience with ALEKS has been very good. My children are progressing very quickly and are retaining what they are learning.

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

My children were frustrated when other programs assumed that they knew certain basic skills, and provided little explanation in those areas.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

We were looking for a program that was challenging and provided excellent explanations.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My son, who is on the autism spectrum, is making amazing progress and can talk about what he is doing in math without frustration.

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

All of my children can cover the topics in their pie charts easily and love having a choice. One of my daughters says, "I don't like math but I think I am good at it since using ALEKS."