ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Catherine Martin
Weyauwega, WI
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 15 minutes per day, 4 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 5 minutes per day, 2 days per week
Total Time Spent Per Course: 20 hours per course
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Middle School Math Course 3

Overall Experience:

I'm quite happy with ALEKS, and so are my kids. The immediate feedback, easy access to math facts practice, and easy to understand explanations are wonderful. Both of my children really love the pie chart and how it shows their progress.

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

We had an issue with programs that didn't provide the immediate feedback that ALEKS offers.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a comprehensive, self-paced curriculum with a reasonable amount of practice. 

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My son is much more confident with his basic math skills now, and my daughter is doing well in Geometry and Algebra.

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

Both of my children enjoy ALEKS. They are more confident and enjoy seeing their progress through the pie chart. My daughter is no longer hesitant, but instead, applies the math she is learning to everyday life.