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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Center Academy, Private
Smyrna, GA

Grade(s): 5 - 12
Scenario: Computers in Classroom
Purpose: Core Curriculum, Supplement
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 50%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 2-3 hours per week, 23 hours per term
ALEKS Course: PreCalculus

Laurie Mankowski, Teacher
I like the ALEKS program and feel that it is a great review. Students overall feel good about the program.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
We had very low math scores overall.

How many days per week is class time dedicated to ALEKS?
4-5 days per week.

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


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
We do class work in the morning, and computer time and practice in the afternoon.

Do you cover ALEKS concepts in a particular order?
I have students review first.

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
Students work on ALEKS during their scheduled computer time.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
I implemented more computer time.

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
Students are encouraged to on a daily basis.


Grading

How do you incorporate ALEKS into your grading system?
ALEKS is 50 percent.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
Yes, but the requirements change depending on the topics covered.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
I feel ALEKS is a great review. Students overall feel good about the program.


Best Practices

Are there any best practices you would like to share with other teachers implementing ALEKS?
Have students take regular assessments.