ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Submit your ALEKS implementation strategy by completing our online survey.

Visions In Education Charter School, San Juan Unified School District
Carmichael, CA

Grade(s): K - 12
Scenario: Home Access
Purpose: Intervention
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 25%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1-2 hours per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables), Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1

Amber Stephen, Teacher
Overall, I have been very happy with ALEKS.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
I have been using this program for individual students who need extra practice and/or review.

How many days per week is class time dedicated to ALEKS?
3-5 days per week.

What is the average length of a class period when ALEKS is used?
N/A


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
I have been using it as review and extra practice.

Do you cover ALEKS concepts in a particular order?
No, I have allowed the students to pick their own topics.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
I have not, as this has been added in addition to the students' regular math work.

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

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
Most of the parents review the students' progress.


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?
My students do all of their work at home, so all of their work on ALEKS is homework.

How do you incorporate ALEKS into your grading system?
This year I have not included it.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
This year I have not set any mandatory time requirements or number of topics covered requirements, but I plan to do this next year.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
ALEKS has been good extra practice for the kids. The students like to watch their pies fill in, and look forward to completing it.