ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Heather Ward
Potomac Falls, VA
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 45 minutes per day, 5 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 15 minutes, 5 days per week
Total Time Spent Per Course: 25 hours per course
ALEKS Course: Middle School Math Course 1, Middle School Math Course 2

Overall Experience:

I have been pleased with ALEKS and its comprehensive, easy-to-use format.

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

Our kids didn't want to do daily lessons, and really didn't like workbooks.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I wanted a comprehensive math system that didn't require me to teach the lessons.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

Our kids' grasp of math concepts is clearly better.

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

They feel very good about ALEKS, are more confident of their math progress, and quicker to solve problems.

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

Always have your child hit the explain button before asking for help from a parent.