Anticipated Date of Graduation

Spring 2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences


Mathematical Sciences

First Advisor

Doug Darbro


The main focus of this research is to determine the value that the use of ALEKs in an Ohio urban high school has on Ohio State assessments. The features of ALEKs that are looked at are total progress pie completed and number of years ALEKs was used. The Ohio State Assessments that were looked at are MAP, Algebra 1 EOC, Geometry EOC, and ACT. The data was collected from all 7th -12th grades enrolled during the 2022-2023 school year. This research shows that the use of ALEKs at the collegiate level has shown improvements for Mathematics placement and College Algebra success. However, there is a big gap in the research done with the use of ALEKs at the high school level. This is what the driving force behind this research is. The ALEKs data was pulled for every student for every year that they were using ALEKs at Aiken New Tech High School. The Ohio state assessment scores were pulled from a district provided site. This research identified that the more years students use of ALEKs the higher their Ohio State Assessments. It has also identified that the higher a student’s progress pie in ALEKs leads to higher Ohio State assessments. These results justify the use and purchase of ALEKs at the urban high school in Ohio. These results also imply that the use of ALEKs will help to increase Ohio state assessments scores for urban high schools in Ohio.