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Florence Unified School District
Grade(s): K - 12
Scenario: Computer Lab, One-to-One Laptop Program, Online School
Purpose: RtI, Enrichment/Gifted and Talented, Special Education, ESL Students
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: Varies.
Time Spent in ALEKS: Varies.
ALEKS Course: All Math Courses
Amy Vierling, Director of Differentiated Instruction
The district-wide implementation of ALEKS has been very successful in increasing student achievement. Overall, the students are very excited about ALEKS. They enjoy working toward completing their pies. With three hours per week, we have seen great amounts of student growth; I am looking forward to year two with ALEKS.
What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
Low motivation and low achievement.
How many days per week is class time dedicated to ALEKS?
What is the average length of a class period when ALEKS is used?
How do you implement ALEKS?
Each school site decides how ALEKS is used.
How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
Information regarding ALEKS is posted on the schools' websites.
Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
The students are very excited about ALEKS. They enjoy working toward completing their pies. We have seen growth in our students during the 2010-2011 school year, and I am looking forward to year two with ALEKS.
Are there any best practices you would like to share with other teachers implementing ALEKS?
I strongly encourage teachers to get their students on ALEKS as much as possible. With three hours per week, we have seen great amounts of student growth.