The only purpose of the assessment is to give an accurate measure of your current mathematical skills so that you will have a better opportunity to be successful in your courses. There is no benefit to inflating or deflating your abilities on the assessment. Taking a class that is not appropriate for your current level of mathematical knowledge could delay your graduation. Therefore, while you are taking the assessment, do not consult any other source for help (friends, family, internet searches, textbooks, etc.) and do your honest best.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences reserves the right to eliminate any scores that are suspicious in nature. In that event, students will be required to complete a proctored test.
What you need
- A pencil and paper
- A reliable internet connection
- 2-3 hours of time
- A space conducive to doing your best work
All other resources will be provided by ALEKS.
You should NOT use your own calculator. If one is needed to answer a question, ALEKS will provide one automatically for that question.
You should NOT use other resources such as textbooks, websites, or friends.
What to expect
This is a free response assessment; there are no multiple choice questions. Before you take the assessment, ALEKS will present a short tutorial on how to enter answers, how to use the graphing utilities, and how to use the built-in calculator that will be offered when appropriate. Take your time with this tutorial, and be sure you understand how these features work.