To access your Aleks Math course, click on the course name in the Bridgeway Learning Center--this will open the ClassLink launchpad. Then select the Aleks icon to access the Aleks platform.GETTING STARTEDWatch the "How ALEKS Works" video at: aleks.com/video/how_aleks_works.Set clear expectations and goals for time to be spent and progress to be made in the system.Have students use a designated ALEKS notebook to show their work. ALEKS is used to input their final answer.INITIAL ASSESSMENTThe Initial Assessment determines what students know, don't know, and are ready to learn right now.Have a discussion with your students before the assessment. Inform them that while the assessment is not a graded test, they should still try their best.The assessment adapts based on how a student answers the questions.All questions in ALEKS are algorithmically generated. There is no problem bank and questions are not pre-determined.Use the 15/85 Guideline—If a student assesses above 85%, we recommend moving him to a more challenging course. If a student assesses below 15%, we recommend moving him to a less challenging course.LEARNING MODEALEKS is a cycle of learning and assessment. In Learning Mode, students work on their individual Ready to Learn Topics and receive immediate feedback, detailed explanations, and resources to assist in mastering concepts. Each student will be re-assessed after she learns about 20 topics and works in Learning Mode for approximately 5 hours. If the student fails to show mastery on a progress assessment, the topics missed will return to her pie for the student to practice again.Reminder:For optimal results, students should spend at least 3-5 hours per week in ALEKS.View the K-12 Course Products Recommendations directly: aleks.com/k12/course_products/recommendationsREPORTSAll reports use automated, real-time data and can be seen at the class and individual student level. A few key reports are detailed below.Students can see their progress by clicking on "Reports" in their Student Account.ALEKS Pie View students' average learning rates and progress, including which topics have been mastered, not mastered, and are ready to learn.Use this report to inform whole classroom instruction and group students. Create and maintain a comprehensive individualized education plan (IEP) for every student.Progress Bar Monitor progress on assessments and in Learning Mode at various time intervals.After the Initial Assessment, ensure students are placed in the right course by using the 15/85 Guideline. You can also change the view to see a detailed progress history for each student.Time & Topic Gauge student usage by viewing time spent in ALEKS and which topics were attempted and mastered.Use this report to check if students are on task and help determine grades. As a suggestion, many educators use time spent in ALEKS and topics mastered per week as a grade determinant.