Understanding your ALEKS score
What is my placement result? Your placement result (overall score) is a number between 0 and 100. It represents the percentage of topics ALEKS has identified you have mastered.
If you need to take MTH 131, A score of 61 or higher on the Math Placement Assessment is required. If your final score on the assessment is less than 61 take MTH 103.
If you need to take MTH 141, A score of 76 or higher on the Math Placement Assessment is required. If your final score on the assessment is less than 76 take MTH 111 if your score is lower than 55 take MTH 101.
If you need to take BAI 111, A score of 60 or higher on the Math Placement Assessment is required. If your final score on the assessment is less than 60 take BAI 109 if your score is lower than 46 take MTH 101.
How long is my placement result valid? Your placement result is valid for up to 12 months.
What if I do not place into the course I wanted? 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.
I did not place into the class I wanted. Can I take it anyway? No, you must achieve the minimum placement result to take each corresponding class.
What if I placed into the class I wanted? Congratulations! Continue to use your Prep and Learning Module to improve your chances for success. 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.
Can I retake the ALEKS PPL Assessment? 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. Include details about required Prep and Learning.
Can I retake the ALEKS Placement Assessment immediately? You must wait 24 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.