Review your students Initial Assessment results and follow the 15/85 rule to ensure they are in the correct course. The first thing you should always do after your students take the Initial Assessment is view the Learning Progress Since Latest Assessment Report. For more information on this report, see Reports.
MAKING ALEKS PART OF THE GRADE AND SYLLABUS
In order to solicit the maximum amount of student enthusiasm and participation, it is important to make ALEKS part of the syllabus and grade. Students should spend at least 3-5 hours per week in ALEKS. The more time spent making progress, the more dramatic your students’ learning outcomes will be. We recommend making ALEKS worth at least 15-20% of the students’ overall course grade to ensure student usage of the program. For ideas about how to incorporate ALEKS into your syllabus and for grading strategies, see the Implementation Strategies Database at www.aleks.com/k12/implementations
ALEKS questions are open-ended free response. Therefore, all work must be done on a separate sheet of paper with pencil. By having a dedicated ALEKS notebook, students can keep all their ALEKS work in one location and can use the notebook as a reference point when reviewing course material. This also provides another opportunity for a graded element in ALEKS, if needed.
USING REPORTS TO INCORPORATE ALEKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
By using the Average Report (Pie Chart), you can see exactly which topics your students are ready to learn and which students are ready to learn those topics. This allows you to lecture on topics your students are ready to learn, group students based on what they are ready to learn, or even work one on one with students based on their individual learning needs. For more information on this report, see Reports.