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    Academic Enrichment Class is designed to enhance student achievement. All students are enrolled in and work on ALEKS (description of program below). Students are also given the opportunity to work on assignments and Weekly Reviews. We also spend time each week reading and discussing Middle School issues, topics are derived from "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, current events of middle school interest, a poem or a song.


    DESCRIPTION OF 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.