I am very excited to start this new school year because we will be using ALEKS exclusively for all homework and tests. The only score outside of ALEKS is the final exam. ALEKS is Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces. It is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. Students will take an Assessment once per week to determine their level of proficiency in Geometry. These Assessments will make up 25% of their ALEKS grade.
The overall ALEKS grading rubric is as follows:
25% - ALEKS Pie Progress
25% - ALEKS Scheduled Knowledge Check
25% - Homework on ALEKS
25% - Tests on ALEKS
This overall ALEKS grade is 80% of the students Final Grade for the Term.
The remaining 20% of their grade is based on the Final Exam score.
Since 80% of the student's grade is based on work in ALEKS, it is important for the student to be dedicated to working on ALEKS every day. I suggest that students work on ALEKS with their textbook open as a reference for learning. As the student encounters difficulty understanding concepts, I have inserted into ALEKS my PowerPoints that I use in teaching the students in the classroom. ALEKS will provide a direct link to my PowerPoints. My PowerPoints and Homework examples may also be found right here on my website.
The Tests are based on exercises from ALEKS Homework.
Parents will be notified by email every Saturday as to their son's progress on ALEKS. Make sure your son knows which email address to enter into his ALEKS account to provide notification to you.
I am looking forward to having a great year!