ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Michelle Kehn
Prosper, TX
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Personalized Learning, Extra Practice
Time Spent in ALEKS: 5 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 1 day per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables), Middle School Math Course 2

Overall Experience:

We love working with ALEKS!

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

None really, we just needed a change of pace and this gave us both a new format and good content. We used our old curriculum for seven years and liked it very much; the kids were progressing well and it was working for us. We decided to try ALEKS because it is fun, effective, and more self-paced.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

We wanted a program that was customized to each of our kid's individual strengths and weaknesses. I wanted a secular curriculum, with good, clear examples and without an overwhelming number of practice problems.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My children's understanding of certain principles has solidified. I have also seen them adapt to a different style of learning and terminology than was presented in our previous textbooks. They are progressing more quickly than I thought they would and have a better understanding of concepts.

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

I think my children feel good. Their confidence has definitely grown and they are having fun with math.