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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Solomon High School, Solomon Unified School District 393
Solomon, KS

Grade(s): 9 - 12
Scenario: Computer Lab
Purpose: Improve State Test Scores
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 30%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1 hour per week, 18 hours per term
ALEKS Course: Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Ellen Haslouer, Teacher
We use ALEKS two times a week for students in our Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) class to prepare them for the state assessments.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
Remembering formulas and applying situations to math.

How many days per week is class time dedicated to ALEKS?
2 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 during ELO, two days a week for 30 minutes.

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

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
It is all computer time.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
Nothing was changed.

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


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?
It is half of the credit for the year, and 90 percent is an A.

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.
Reviewing math concepts has helped the students achieve on tests. The majority of students passed the state assessment.