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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Charyl Stockwell Academy, Private
Howell, MI

Grade(s): K - 9
Scenario: Computers in Classroom, Home Access
Purpose: Intervention
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 10%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1 hour per week, Varies
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables)

Melissa Keir, Vaquita Teacher
I have enjoyed working with ALEKS. It is easy and helps my students fill in gaps in their learning.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
The class has many bright students who have gaps in their knowledge.

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

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


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
We have certain criteria that the students have to meet in order to be able to use it.

Do you cover ALEKS concepts in a particular order?
Usually, basic number sense first then match what I am teaching to the ALEKS unit.

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
I usually give a small lesson which leads into ALEKS practice time. We end up working one on one by the end of class.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
I decided to provide the students more time to use ALEKS, and then meet with me individually as needed.

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
Never.

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
We do not foster parental involvement at this point.


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?
I do not incorporate ALEKS into my grading system.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
No, however, I do monitor their progress, but it depends on the individual.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
After using ALEKS, my students are more successful and feel better about math. They have the concepts down and love to see their pie chart fill up.