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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Hiland Hall School, Private
Bennington, VT

Grade(s): K - 8
Scenario: Computer Lab, Home Access
Purpose: Enrichment/Gifted and Talented, Supplement
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables)

Robyn Kozierok, Math Teacher
ALEKS has been very helpful in providing a quality educational math software that students can use independently.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
We have a great variety of ability levels within a single group of students. Some were always anxious to learn and do more in math.

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?
ALEKS is mostly used at home. I also make it available in the classroom to students who finish their work early.

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

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
I encourage students to work on ALEKS at home according to their motivation, but it is not required.

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
I send letters home to encourage parent involvement.


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.

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.
My students enjoy seeing their progress through the immediate feedback and pie chart available in the Student Module.