ALEKS
February 21, 2020

ALEKS

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ALEKS

ALEKS is used by the entire Math Department at my school weekly. We use it in a variety of forms, including warm-up, independent work, homework as well as a tool to differentiate instruction to the individual learning needs of each student. To help close knowledge gaps in foundational math that prevent students from succeeding in high school math courses.

Pros

  • Differentiating instruction
  • Tailoring individualized curriculum to cater to each student's unique needed.

Cons

  • Lengthy Knowledge Check must be passed for instruction to begin.
  • It does not connect data to Schoology (learning management/grading system used by the school district).
  • Improved foundational math skills
  • Improved student engagement in math courses
Compared to other assistant instructional technology used in my school district, ALEKS is a clear winner. We tried using IXL.com, which is second best after ALEKS, but it did not provide the individualized instruction tailored to each student's learning needed in math that ALEKS provides. Kuta technology is excellent for generating Math Content (i.e., tests, practice problems), but again, it does not provide enough differentiation.
We did not need much support because installing and running ALEKS on Schoology was relatively easy; the department followed the steps outlined in the user manual on how to install ALEKS and were able to do so quickly. ALEKS help team has been helpful, but overall we did not need their help.

Do you think ALEKS delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with ALEKS's feature set?

Yes

Did ALEKS live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of ALEKS go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy ALEKS again?

Yes

Among the specific scenarios where ALEKS is well suited would be independent work time during which each student could work on improving foundational math skills or on practicing topics recently learned in class. ALEKS is less appropriate when instructing more involved topics (i.e., Algebra 2 material), which would require whole-class instruction by the teacher first.

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