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Monday, February 13, 2012

ALEKS- TOS review

   Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. 

 I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing ALEKS and this is why:

 #1-ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. 
#2-ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. 
#3-As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained.
#4- ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. 
#5- ALEKS also provides the advantages of one-on-one instruction, 24/7, from virtually any Web-based computer for a fraction of the cost of a human tutor.  *There is a button to click on if you or your child doesn't know how to do something.  Genius!*  LOVE!

Below is a sample of the test taken before the individualized course assignment is created.  As you can see, there are no multiple choice answers so no guessing.  Your child must know how to do the problem in order to answer correctly.

Below is a sample of the Pie Charts that show what your child has mastered and what they still need to learn.  It's individualized and very detailed.  I really liked this and so did my girls.  It was a great sense of accomplishment to fill in the pie pieces!  (Reminded me of the game Trivial Pursuit!)

Below is an example of ALEK's Quick Tables which are for 3rd grade and up.  It helps your child to master multiplication, division, addition and subtraction.

Here is an example of the Master Account for parents.  It will show you your child's progress and the Pie Chart which shows what your child has mastered and still needs to master.  It also allows you to create quizzes, edit quizzes, view quiz results and more.

I loved using ALEKS with my girls.  I knew at any certain time what they were working on and still needed to master.  I loved having help at the click of the mouse!  I plan on continuing to use ALEKS as our Math program.  It's extremely helpful and user friendly!

  They even offer a free trial here!

A subscription to ALEKS is

     -$19.95 per month (per student)  or
     -$99.95 every 6 months  or
     -$179.95 every 12 months

They even offer a family discount!

See what other TOS members thought about ALEKS here.

*I was given a free trial to ALEKS in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

1 comment:

Peggy said...

We use aleks! And Teaching Textbooks!