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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Vinalhaven School, Maine Area School District 8
Vinalhaven, ME

Grade(s): K - 12
Scenario: One-to-One Laptop Program
Purpose: RtI
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 0-50%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1.6 hours per week, 12 hours per term
ALEKS Course: Foundations of High School Math

Jessica McGreevy, Teacher
Overall, ALEKS has been helpful. Since using ALEKS, we have seen growth in the students. We would definitely use ALEKS in alignment with our current program. It definitely has a place within our Response to Intervention (RtI) program.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
We have some serious problems with putting various skill levels together in our small size classes.

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?
20 minutes.


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
We added a period specifically designed for ALEKS.

Do you cover ALEKS concepts in a particular order?
No, the students select the order.

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
We have 20 minute periods where students work independently.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
I didn't.

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

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
We haven't yet.


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?
We don't grade students on ALEKS.

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.
Since using ALEKS, we have seen growth in the students. We would definitely use ALEKS in alignment with our current program.