Your placement result (overall score) is a number between 0 and 100. It represents the percentage of topics ALEKS has identified you have mastered.
Course placement is determined as follows. Example table:
|Course #||Course Name||ALEKS Score Range|
|MAT 102||Basic Algebra||0-29|
|MAT 104||Intermediate Algebra||30-45|
|MAT 113||Elements of Mathematical Reasoning||46-100|
|MAT 118||Elem. Mathematical Modeling for Applied Science and Technology||61-100|
|MAT 119||College Algebra||46-60|
|MAT 120||Finite Mathematics||61-100|
|MAT 130||Dimensions of Numerical Reasoning||46-100|
|MAT 145||Calculus I||76-100|
Your placement result will be valid for 12 months after the completion of your last ALEKS Placement Assessment. The higher placement result will always be honored for course placement and registration.
This is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the Prep and Learning Modules offered within ALEKS PPL. An individualized study plan will be created based on your performance on the Initial Placement Assessment. ALEKS will identify what you know and what you are ready to learn next so you can brush up on lost knowledge.
No, you must achieve the minimum placement result to take each corresponding class.
Visit the University Catalog online or contact your academic advisor for math requirement information.
Congratulations! Continue to use your Prep and Learning Module to improve your chances for success in the class. The placement result required is the minimum preparation for your course. Take advantage of the individualized review and learning features in ALEKS to get a better grade in your class.
Yes, you may take up to 5 Placement Assessments. However, to make each attempt worthwhile, it is important that you spend time working in your ALEKS Prep and Learning Module between Placement Assessments so that you can improve your skills.
You must wait 48 hours between Placement Assessments. There is generally no benefit to re-taking the Placement Assessment immediately after completing a prior attempt. You cannot improve your results by simply re-taking the Placement Assessment without spending time in the Prep and Learning Module to refresh material that you may have forgotten.