ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

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

Wayzata West Middle School, Wayzata Public Schools
Wayzata, MN

Grade(s): 6 - 8
Scenario: Computer Lab, Computers in Classroom
Purpose: After-School
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 0-5%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 2 hours per week
ALEKS Course: Middle School Math Course 2, Middle School Math Course 3

Neal Cole, Teacher
I have the students pick a piece of their pie and do problems from them. I am part of an after-school homework help program.


How many days per week is class time dedicated to ALEKS?
2-4 days per week.

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


How do you implement ALEKS?
Students use it in our after-school program.

Do you cover ALEKS concepts in a particular order?

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
We use ALEKS as an after school program tool.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
I didn't modify my teaching approach.

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
I give them their login and password if they are asked to work at home.

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
I only tell parents about ALEKS generally, if they inquire. I give them a call or send an email to answer their questions.


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?
I do not incorporate ALEKS into my grading system.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?

Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
After ALEKS, my students want to do math and feel really good about themselves.