ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Heidi Nowaczewski
Clinton Township, MI
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Personalized Learning, Accommodate Learning Disabilities
Time Spent in ALEKS: 45 minutes per day, 4 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

ALEKS is wonderful. When we started homeschooling, we went through many different math programs until we came across ALEKS. Both of my children really like ALEKS because it is so easy to understand. I was a bit worried about teaching my ninth grade student math since it isn't my strongest subject, but he has had an easy time with ALEKS. My fifth grader has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and gets bored quickly, so ALEKS also works great for her. She is able to jump from topic to topic at her own discretion which makes math much more enjoyable. We will continue to use ALEKS as our math program, and will be checking out the Chemistry in the future.

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

My ninth grader was using a program that didn't explain concepts to his understanding, while my fifth grader had a hard time sitting through weeks of useless repetition. ALEKS took care of that!

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a program that offered good explanations that my children could easily understand and retain.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My children display a real understanding of the topics presented in ALEKS.

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

My children feel great about their work and progress in ALEKS. They especially love that it moves at their own pace. Both children feel much more confident and prepared because of ALEKS.