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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Lime Springs Chester Elementary School, Howard-Winneshiek Community School District
Lime Springs, IA

Grade(s): K - 6
Scenario: Computer Lab
Purpose: Intervention
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 0%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1 hour per week, 9 hours per term
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables), Middle School Math Course 2, Middle School Math Course 3

Dorette Fravel, Sixth Grade Teacher
I am very pleased with my experience with ALEKS.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
We encountered students deficient in problem solving strategies.

How many days per week is class time dedicated to ALEKS?
N/A

What is the average length of a class period when ALEKS is used?
N/A


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
We have implemented ALEKS one grade level at a time over several years.

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

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
We meet with students who possess particular weaknesses.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
I did not modify my approach.

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
My students are never required to work on ALEKS at home.

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
I request that parents allow their children to work on ALEKS at home, if possible.


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?
No.

How do you incorporate ALEKS into your grading system?
I do not incorporate ALEKS into my grading system.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
No, I allow students to work at their pace.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
My students now have background knowledge for units of study, and are thrilled if they get to move to a new grade level in ALEKS.