ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

St. Christopher School, Office of Catholic Education
Indianapolis, IN

Grade(s): K - 6
Scenario: Computer Lab, Computers in Classroom, Home Access
Purpose: RtI, After-School, Summer School, At-Risk Students
Time Spent in ALEKS: 0.3 hours per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables), Arithmetic (with QuickTables)

Vincent Schurger, Principal
I have been very pleased with ALEKS. ALEKS has allowed our students to accelerate at their own pace as a supplement to their instruction. While a computer cannot replace a good teacher, ALEKS allows more individualized instruction that the teacher can tailor or allow the students to work on their own. The students who use it frequently have seen improvement in their growth.


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

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


How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
For 30 minutes a day.


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?

How do you incorporate ALEKS into your grading system?
As this is our first year, we have not incorporated it into the grading system. For next year, we are looking to make it a percentage grade that will revolve around participation based on hours spent.

Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
The students that use it frequently have seen improvement in their growth.