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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Sky Mountain Charter School, Lucerne Valley Unified School District
Claremont, CA

Grade(s): K - 12
Scenario: Home Access
Purpose: Supplement
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 75%
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1 hour per week, 60 hours per term
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables)

Annette Hodge, Education Specialist
I have enjoyed my ALEKS experience.


Scenario

What challenges did the class or school face in math prior to using ALEKS?
Our students just didn't care for math at all.

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?
20 minutes.


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
I encouraged students to try ALEKS when I first implemented the program.

How often are students required or encouraged to work on ALEKS at home?
Daily.

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
Word-of-mouth seems to work well to involve parents.


Grading

How do you incorporate ALEKS into your grading system?
75 percent.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
Students are required to complete their grade level by June of the school year.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
Students that need a different teaching style like ALEKS, and it helps students with parents who don't have a strong math background as well. The students are happy, and ALEKS has made them like math more.


Best Practices

Are there any best practices you would like to share with other teachers implementing ALEKS?
ALEKS is easy to use and produces successful results.