ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Elizabeth Blackburn
High Point, NC
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Personalized Learning, Improve Skills
Time Spent in ALEKS: 2-3 hours per day, 3 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 20 minutes per day, 3 days per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

My daughter loves ALEKS! The fact that she has control over which topics she studies each day is the best part. She could spend hours doing math with ALEKS.

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

My daughter is a little slow to respond, but QuickTables has really helped her. The great thing about ALEKS is that she is able to learn at her own pace. She doesn't have to be rushed by a teacher, or held back because of slower students.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I needed a program that would allow my daughter to complete the work without pressure, yet have several explanation options available.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

ALEKS has shown my daughter just how quickly she can learn.

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

My daughter likes to do math again! The ALEKS Pie Chart really motivates her. She thinks it is fun to watch her pie slices fill up.

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

I've found that setting a schedule is very important; keeping children on a set schedule helps them learn better and lets them know what is expected of them.