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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Norfolk Senior High School, Norfolk Public Schools
Norfolk, NE

Grade(s): 9 - 12
Scenario: Computers in Classroom, Home Access
Purpose: Credit Recovery, Special Education, Summer School, At-Risk Students
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: Varies
Time Spent in ALEKS: 4 hours per week, 38 hours per term
ALEKS Course: Pre-Algebra, Traditional Algebra 1, High School Geometry

Jenna Lordemann, Special Education Teacher
There are many positives with the ALEKS program. Students are able to get immediate feedback, work with technology, and witness their progress. Students have made progress in their assessments, as well as in their other math classes. Students respond well to ALEKS; in particular, those who have difficulties around other students or who are lower academically have an opportunity to achieve in a subject they couldn't otherwise succeed in.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
Credit recovery was a struggle for students who were not able to pass the class and for students in special education.

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?
50 minutes.


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
ALEKS is used as credit recovery, or is based on individual students' needs.

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
Based on the individual student's needs.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
Students have made progress in their assessments, as well as in their other math classes. Students respond well to ALEKS; in particular, those who have difficulties around other students or who are lower academically have an opportunity to achieve in a subject they couldn't otherwise succeed in.