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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Columbia Virtual Academy, Sultan School District
Sultan, WA

Grade(s): K - 8
Scenario: Home Access
Purpose: Supplement
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 10-30 %
Time Spent in ALEKS: 15 hours per week, 150 hours per term
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables), Middle School Math Course 2

Darlene Smith, Teacher
I have found ALEKS to be a wonderful tool for students in their educational journey. It can be their primary resource for lessons or a supplement to other curriculums. I see growth and student motivation improve with the use of ALEKS. Students enjoy learning with ALEKS; they have independence and ownership of their own learning that ALEKS instills.


Scenario

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

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


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
It is offered as one of many options for parents and families to use.

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
Because we are an Alternative Learning Education, the structure is provided by the parent in a home setting.

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
They only work on ALEKS at home.

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
Parents are totally involved, as they are the main teachers and learning guides for their children in our program.


Grading

How do you incorporate ALEKS into your grading system?
Parents grade their students.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
I see growth and student motivation improve with the use of ALEKS. Students enjoy learning with ALEKS; they have independence and ownership of their own learning that ALEKS instills.