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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Briarwood Elementary School, Santa Clara Unified School District
Santa Clara, CA

Grade(s): K - 5
Scenario: Computer Lab
Purpose: Improve State Test Scores, Supplement
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 10%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1 hour per week, 30 hours per term
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables)

Robin Chirico, Teacher
The students like ALEKS and it holds their interest. They seem to have learned a lot and now know things I haven't taught yet, which really helps their self-esteem.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
We struggled with low test scores.

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

What is the average length of a class period when ALEKS is used?
50 minutes.


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
We use the program during my prep time.

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

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
There is no particular structure. Students work at their own pace.

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

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
Students are not required to work on ALEKS from home.


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 it.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
No.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
Students show continued improvement and feel great about their progress.