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Wekiva High School, Orange County Public Schools
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Scenario: Computer Lab, Computers in Classroom, Home Access
Purpose: Intervention, Core Curriculum, Improve State Test Scores
Time Spent in ALEKS: 4 hours per week, 90 hours per term
ALEKS Course: Algebra 1, AP Statistics (Quantitative), Math Review for AP Physics, Math Review for AP Calculus
Suzanne Johnston, Curriculum Resource Teacher
ALEKS is being used at the higher level with AP Calculus, AP Statistics, and AP Physics classes. In addition, ALEKS is being used with remediation classes. Both levels are starting slowly but are enjoying the process. Students at both levels feel the program is easy to navigate and that examples are clear and concise.
How many days per week is class time dedicated to ALEKS?
1-2 days per week
What is the average length of a class period when ALEKS is used?
How do you implement ALEKS?
We trained with the specific teachers in the project; one administrator and two teachers observed the use of the program at another school.
Do you cover ALEKS concepts in a particular order?
Not at this time.
How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
Students in Intensive Math use ALEKS as a rotation twice a week.
How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
Not at this time.
How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
Once or twice each week.
How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
This was not addressed this year. Next year, we will have a breakout session during Open House to show parents the power of the program.
Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
Students in the Intensive Math class are required to complete a specific amount of work every week.
Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
Online learning allows some of our students to strengthen their areas of concern. They are using it to improve their weaknesses in Intensive Math. Our AP students are using ALEKS to help prepare for the AP tests.