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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Claiborne Academy, Private
Haynesville, LA

Grade(s): K - 12
Scenario: Computer Lab, Online School, Home Access
Purpose: College and Career Readiness
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 25%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 2.5 hours per week, 30 hours per term
ALEKS Course: Algebra 2, Trigonometry

Ed Watson, Teacher
Students like the self-paced format, and American College Testing (ACT) math scores have improved several points.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
Being able to utilize prior learning. ALEKS continually forces them to do it.

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?
30 minutes.


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
I follow instruction from the associated college instructor.

Do you cover ALEKS concepts in a particular order?
No.

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
Lecture and then guided practice with ALEKS.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
I lecture less and have more guided practice.

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

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
None.


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?
It is 25 percent of a test grade.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
Students are responsible for progress. I encourage them to try to make steady progress.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
ACT math scores improved several points.