ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

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Timber Ridge Elementary School, Greater Albany Public Schools
Albany, OR

Grade(s): 3 - 5
Scenario: Home Access
Purpose: Enrichment/Gifted and Talented, After-School, Supplement
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 5%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 2 hours per week, 30 hours per term
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables)

Robin Campbell, Teacher
ALEKS has been very helpful for several of my students, especially those who are well above grade level. Students are very happy about their progress in ALEKS and I have seen improvement in both academics and overall interest.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
We needed a curriculum that met every student's needs.

How many days per week is class time dedicated to ALEKS?
2 days per week.


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
The program is used as a supplement.

Do you cover ALEKS concepts in a particular order?
No.

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
ALEKS is a supplement and is used outside of class time.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
I made no modifications.

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
Some students are encouraged to use ALEKS weekly from home.

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
We do parent interviews.


Grading

Is ALEKS assigned to your students as all or part of their homework responsibilities? If so, what part of the total homework load is it?
ALEKS is a part of a student's homework accounting for about 20 percent.

How do you incorporate ALEKS into your grading system?
ALEKS is only used for a participation grade at this time.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
No, since ALEKS is only being used as a gifted supplement at this time.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
Students are very happy about their progress in ALEKS and I have seen improvement in both academics and overall interest.