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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Kea'au Middle School, Hawai'i Public Schools
Kea'au, HI

Grade(s): 6 - 8
Scenario: Computer Lab, One-to-One Laptop Program
Purpose: Intervention, Improve State Test Scores
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 50%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1-2 hours per week
ALEKS Course: Middle School Math Course 3

Donna Tengan, Teacher
ALEKS is used for a study skills math class to support students who are close to acquiring a 300+ score on the Hawaii State Assessment. Some students are able to understand the content while others seem to need additional support. Some are encouraged to progress when they see their pie charts changing.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
Students needed some remedial lessons.

How many days per week is class time dedicated to ALEKS?
2-3 days per week.

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


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
It is used in a study skills math class.

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

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
Students are able to select areas that they are having difficulties in.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
Have not as of yet.

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
Between 2-3 days.

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
Need to have an informational meeting for parents.


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?
Did not this past year.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
Did not this past year.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
Some students are able to understand the content while others seem to need additional support. Some are encouraged to progress when they see their pie charts changing.