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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Bacon County High School, Bacon County Public Schools
Alma, GA

Grade(s): 9 - 12
Scenario: Computers in Classroom
Purpose: After-School, At-Risk Students
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 100%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1 hour per week, 6 hours per term
ALEKS Course: Foundations of High School Math

Jennifer Lee, Teacher
We have seen great improvement on Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) scores. Every student that participated in our afterschool ALEKS program passed the math portion of the GHSGT.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
Basic math skills.

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

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


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
As an afterschool program and an additional block period.

Do you cover ALEKS concepts in a particular order?
No, I follow the state standards.

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
As an afterschool program.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
I use ALEKS to allow students to work at their own pace.

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
Weekly.

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
Through letters home.


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?
By tasks completed.

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.
Every student that participated in our afterschool ALEKS program passed the math portion of the GHSGT. They are proud of their progress in ALEKS.