ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

View a selection of implementation strategies from educators who are successfully using ALEKS to achieve dramatic learning outcomes. 

Silver Valley High School, Silver Valley Unified School District
Yermo, CA

Grade(s): 9 - 12
Scenario: Computers in Classroom
Purpose: Intervention, Exit Exam, Core Curriculum
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 100%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 5 hours per week, 180 hours per term
ALEKS Course: High School Preparation for Algebra 1, Algebra 1

Mandy Paulsen, Teacher
The students seem to be engaged with the program and are able to work, for the most part, independently.


What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
Students needed individual attention because they were all at different levels of math. Now students have a personalized program.

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?
55 minutes.


How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
Students log in to the program and get to work. I teach a class where ALEKS is the only curriculum.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
There was no change to my regular approach.


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?
ALEKS is not part of the homework.

How do you incorporate ALEKS into your grading system?
ALEKS is 100 percent of the grade, which is based on participation.

Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
I have seen students make great progress in math. Students like using the pie chart to see their progress.