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What is ALEKS?

Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces 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. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course she is taking.

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.


What do I need to know if my Instructor is using ALEKS?

  • You will have a free trial period of __ days to use ALEKs.
  • After the free trial period ends, you will have to purchase an ALEKs code. If you purchased an ALEKs code at the bookstore, wait until the trial period has ended to activate your paid code. 
  • The cost to use ALEKs is less than the cost of purchasing a new textbook from the bookstore.