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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Spain Park High School, Hoover City School District
Hoover, AL

Grade(s): 9 - 12
Scenario: Computer Lab
Purpose: Special Education, At-Risk Students
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 100%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 2 hours per week; 16 hours per term
ALEKS Course: Foundations of High School Math

Shannon Craig, Instructional Support Teacher
My overall experience with ALEKS has been great. Students love ALEKS and have progressed through the program while becoming more comfortable and confident in their math skills. I have enjoyed learning the different things that the program does. Additionally, when I have had technical questions they have been answered immediately.


Scenario

How many days per week is class time dedicated to ALEKS?
4 days per week.

What is the average length of a class period when ALEKS is used?
30 minutes.


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
ALEKS is used to remediate deficits based on what is outlined in a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Do you cover ALEKS concepts in a particular order?
No, but we plan to do so in the future based on the skills that are being covered in the general education math class.

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
The students work independently and are provided assistance as needed.

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
Students are encouraged to daily, but are not required to work on ALEKS at home.

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
Parents are provided with a link to the ALEKS website.


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?
Students' grades are based on the percentage of topics attempted and completed.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
Students are not required to make a particular amount of progress in ALEKS; however, their progress is monitored and discussed with them bi-weekly.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
Students love ALEKS and have progressed through the program while becoming more comfortable and confident in their math skills.