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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Community of Peace Academy Charter School, Private
St. Paul, MN

Grade(s): K - 12
Scenario: Computer Lab, Computers in Classroom
Purpose: Intervention, Supplement
ALEKS Portion of Curriculum: 5%
Time Spent in ALEKS: Varies
ALEKS Course: Algebra 1

Jonathan Olson, Teacher
My overall experience with ALEKS has been positive.


Scenario

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

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


Implementation

How do you implement ALEKS?
Struggling students use ALEKS to catch up with their peers.

Do you cover ALEKS concepts in a particular order?
No, the order depends on student weaknesses.

How do you structure your class period with ALEKS?
ALEKS is generally used as supplemental learning outside of the classroom.

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

How do you cultivate parental involvement and support for ALEKS?
Parents have limited involvement.


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?
It is a supplemental grade.

Do you require students to make regular amounts of progress in ALEKS?
Yes, students must progress five percent per week.


Learning Outcomes

Since using ALEKS, please describe the learning outcomes or progress you have seen.
I have seen ALEKS help target individual weaknesses in a way that one teacher in a classroom of 25 cannot.