ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Carole Jensen
Martinez, CA
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Improve Skills, Individualized Tutoring
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1 hour per day, 4 days per week
ALEKS Course: Algebra 1, High School Geometry, Algebra 2

Overall Experience:

Our experience with ALEKS has been excellent. Our daughter has used ALEKS to catch up in Algebra 1, and was able to pass her final exam with ease. She has also used ALEKS for Geometry, and was able to complete the course in just a few months, with great retention of the material.

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

My daughter simply did not understand Algebra. I could hardly get her to do any math at all; she began to hate it.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a tutoring program that would help my daughter comprehend mathematics. We tried ALEKS because we heard that it had instant feedback and reinforcements that encouraged the students along the way.

How was ALEKS implemented with other curriculum?

My daughter struggled through one-third another Algebra curriculum before we started ALEKS. When she completed Algebra 1 in ALEKS, we had her take the final exam from the other curriculum. She did well!

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

Since we began using ALEKS, my daughter no longer loathes math like she did before.

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

Because of ALEKS, my daughter is excited and actually wants to learn more. She enjoys working with ALEKS and is now able to help her brother with algebra.