ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Stacey Chamot
Ann Arbor, MI
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1.5 hours per day, 4 days per week
ALEKS Course: Essential Mathematics (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

Our daughter continually informed us of how little she liked math until we tried ALEKS. We have thoroughly enjoyed using ALEKS, and find it to be a complete math program.

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

Our daughter had a hard time understanding instructions and explanations in her previous textbooks.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a math program that our daughter would enjoy while reviewing and refreshing math concepts.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

Our daughter has shown remarkable progress in both skill and attitude since we began using ALEKS.

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

Working with ALEKS makes our daughter feel very proud of her accomplishments. She is learning that math is applicable to everything in life, and that it is not as difficult as she thought.