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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Dwight-Englewood School, Private
Englewood, NJ

Grade(s): K - 12
Scenario: Laptop Carts, Home Access
Purpose: Core Curriculum
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 25%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 2 hours per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables)

Kenya Barber, Teacher
My students remained engaged and excited about ALEKS all year.


Scenario

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

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


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
We use it as part of our math program.

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

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
We use ALEKS at the beginning of the day, during free time, and during some math periods.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
I allow some time to use ALEKS and set new goals using information from ALEKS.

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
Yes, daily for 20 minutes.

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
Parents receive a letter explaining the program.


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?
Yes.

How do you incorporate ALEKS into your grading system?
I use ALEKS as a tool to further assess my students in math.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
Yes. I have students set goals, and we meet regularly to discuss their progress.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
ALEKS is a confidence builder among my students! They look forward to seeing their pie fill out as they master topics.