# Implementation Strategies

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

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Catholic Diocese of Memphis
Germantown, TN

Scenario: Computer Lab, One-to-One Laptop Program, Home Access
Purpose: Enrichment/Gifted and Talented, After-School, Summer School, At-Risk Students
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 20-30%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 2 hours per week
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 5 (with QuickTables), Essential Mathematics (with QuickTables), Arithmetic (with QuickTables), RtI 6, RtI 7, RtI 8, MS RtI Tier 3, Middle School Math Course 2, Middle School Math Course 3, Algebra Readiness, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1A, Traditional Algebra 1A, California Algebra 1A, Algebra 1B, Traditional Algebra 1B, California Algebra 1B, Algebra 1, California Algebra 1, Traditional Algebra 1, High School Geometry, Algebra 2, Integrated Mathematics I

Rhiannon Harrison, Teacher
We have had a great experience with ALEKS at our school. We are able to pinpoint what each student knows in math, build upon this knowledge, and expand learning - all at the individual student level.

Scenario

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?
60 minutes.

Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
Using ALEKS, we assess and set goals for each student. Students are required to spend a certain amount of time in the program and learn a specified number of topics during that time. Additionally, students have work due each week and are sometimes given assessments, worksheets, and quizzes.

Do you cover ALEKS concepts in a particular order?
The order which we teach our regular lessons.

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
Students have a regular math class, with dedicated time set aside once a week for time in the computer lab. Sometimes, students who are above or below grade level work on ALEKS during class lessons. Students have a set amount of topics due each week, as well as during school breaks.

How did you modify your regular teaching approach as a result of ALEKS?
Our regular instruction stayed the same. We added ALEKS as a supplement to reinforce class instruction.

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
At least two hours per week. If students are on school break, we may assign time to spend in ALEKS, depending on the length of that break.

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
We make ALEKS part of student grades.

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?
ALEKS is part of student homework, usually assigned for the weekend.