Improving chemistry pass rates has never been easier. We’ll support you at every step for a successful implementation.
Closing the Achievement Gap
Univ of Toledo
Gen Chem DFW rate drops almost 10% using ALEKS for placement and course.
In using ALEKS for General Chemistry, instructors were able to determine a correlation between mastery in ALEKS and exam scores. With success in the course and on the ACS final exam, instructors chose to use ALEKS for placement into Gen Chem or Elem Chemistry.
Read the Toledo Chem Placement Case study
Read the Toledo Gen Chem Case study
In class, instructors can now go deeper and cover more interesting topics spending less time on foundational topics.
With using ALEKS, instructors can place more emphasis on problem-solving methodology, critical thinking, real-world applications, and more levels 3 and 4 in Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Read the Emory Univ Case Study
Research and Efficacy
Online Prep Class
A team at UC-Davis studied the effectiveness of an online ALEKS Prep class: "On nearly every component of motivation and STEM identity, students in the online summer preparatory course (SP-Chem) responded with higher values of motivation and STEM identity than students who took the traditional WLD-41C course."
Improving Preparation and Persistence in Undergraduate STEM: Why an Online Summer Preparatory Chemistry Course Makes Sense
Derek Dockter, Catherine Uvarov, Alberto Guzman-Alvarez , Marco Molinaro
Online Approaches to Chemical Education, ACS Symposium Series, Vol 1261; Chapter 2, pp 7–33
ALEKS Supports Preparation and Improves Retention
ALEKS boosts student confidence through personalized practice and periodic knowledge checks. This dynamic cycle of learning and assessment ensures that students remember topics that they have learned, are better prepared for exams, and ready for more as they continue into their next course.
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Implementation Made Easy
We’re ready to assist with your implementation--just contact your McGraw-Hill Learning Representative. To give you an idea of how we approach implementation, we’ve created a playbook which provides examples of how a variety of higher education institutions successfully use ALEKS to enhance their classroom. Each example highlights a course format, implementation, and the role ALEKS plays for students and instructors, both inside and outside the classroom.
Read the Playbook
INXPO On-Demand Presentations:
Closing the Gap: Supporting Underprepared Students with ALEKS
7 instructors and an Introduction to ALEKS
Keynote Speaker: Erin White, STEMconnector
Senior Director, Product Development and Research Author
State of STEM: Defining the Landscape to Determine High-Impact Pathways for the Future Workforce