ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) has been successfully used by many universities to better prepare students for college chemistry. 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 and then instructs the student on the topics they are 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 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.
ALEKS will be extremely useful to any student that has taken high school chemistry but needs a review of key concepts before taking C117. For the cost of $30, a very economical price compared to the tuition cost of a semester of preparatory chemistry (C103), the students are given access to an ALEKS license with which to attain the 95% total mastery that is required for C117 enrollment. On average, students require between 20 and 40 hours in the program to achieve this, however ALEKS provides a total of 11 weeks before the purchased license expires. If the ALEKS license does expire before the course has been completed satisfactorily, the student will have to purchase a new license if they choose to complete the ALEKS course.
Please make sure to read the ALEKS course instructions pdf prior to registering for the course.
- Completion of the ALEKS On-line Course is due at the time of enrollment.
- Students who do not meet the 95% total mastery will not be given permission to enroll in C117.
- You do not need to complete the ALEKS program if you have received a passing grade in C103.
Current Course Code: PMVGU-GMCHA