ALEKS® Provides Personalized Learning for AP Chemistry Students
ALEKS Corporation — Wednesday, June 06, 2012
New Courses with Individualized, Adaptive Learning Prepare Students for Success in AP Chemistry
IRVINE, Calif.--(via BUSINESS WIRE)--ALEKS Corporation, a leading provider of web-based learning and assessment solutions for mathematics and science, has released two new courses: AP Chemistry and Prep for AP Chemistry. These courses offer an innovative approach to chemistry instruction with personalized learning and adaptive assessments. The targeted instruction provided by ALEKS enables students to master General Chemistry and build the essential knowledge needed for long term success in university level chemistry and other natural science and engineering courses.
ALEKS uses artificial intelligence and open-response questioning to target the exact needs of each student. Using this information, the program provides a truly individualized learning path that targets gaps in knowledge. Students move through course topics at their own pace, developing mastery of prerequisite skills before moving on to more challenging topics.
“ALEKS has been a great resource for reinforcing critical chemistry skills. Students enjoy the immediate feedback that ALEKS offers and appreciate that the feedback is individualized,” noted Mark Morehouse, who teaches at Fossil Ridge High School in Colorado. “ALEKS has had a significant positive impact on my students’ understanding of chemistry.”
Prep for AP Chemistry covers prerequisite and foundational material necessary for success in a rigorous AP Chemistry course, while AP Chemistry provides thorough coverage of topics typically covered in a university-level General Chemistry course and on the AP Chemistry exam.
“With ALEKS, I've seen a big increase in test scores and comprehension of chemistry concepts,” states Kevin Newman, a teacher at Frazer Public School in Montana. “Students suddenly have light bulbs go on and they understand the class.”
“ALEKS directs student focus to mastering the precise topics they need to fill knowledge gaps and succeed in the course, while teachers receive access to real-time reporting that displays student and class progress in the course. This mastery-based approach leads to dramatic learning outcomes and allows students to achieve deeper understanding and higher AP exam scores,” said JP Lenney, Senior Vice President of ALEKS Corporation.
Educators can explore ALEKS AP Chemistry or Prep for AP Chemistry as both a student and as a teacher by signing up for a complimentary trial at www.aleks.com/free_trial/instructor.
About ALEKS Corporation
ALEKS Corporation is a leader in the creation of web-based, artificially-intelligent educational software. ALEKS learning and assessment technologies were originally developed by a team of cognitive scientists, mathematicians, and software engineers at the University of California, Irvine, with major funding from the National Science Foundation. ALEKS is founded on groundbreaking research in mathematical cognitive science known as Knowledge Space Theory. Through adaptive questioning, ALEKS accurately assesses a student’s knowledge state, and then delivers targeted instruction on the topics a student is most ready to learn.
ALEKS has been used by millions of students in over 50 different mathematics, science, and business courses at thousands of K-12 schools, colleges, and universities throughout the world. For additional information, visit www.aleks.com.
Contact: ALEKS Corporation, Audrey Otto, (714) 245-7191 x178