ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Dianne Brown
Lemoore, CA
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 30-60 minutes per day, 4-5 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 4-5 days per week
Total Time Spent Per Course: 180 hours per course
ALEKS Course: Middle School Math Course 2

Overall Experience:

Overall, ALEKS has been a very positive experience for us. I value the individualized curriculum, especially as a homeschooler. ALEKS holds my daughter to a high standard, and does not allow her to manipulate the system; she must either master the topic or revisit it later if she still does not understand it.

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

My daughter disliked math, and really wanted to be able to work and learn independently.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a math program for my eighth grade daughter that would allow her to study Geometry and Algebra independently.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My daughter likes learning with ALEKS. She has successfully completed beginning Algebra and Geometry so far.

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

My daughter feels smarter now that she's working with ALEKS. She really appreciates that she can learn math on her own. Her confidence has grown quite a bit; she even surprises herself. Considering how little she cared for math before, this is something!