Success in college begins with appropriate course placement. A student's first math course is critical to that success. With a unique combination of adaptive assessment and personalized learning, ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (PPL) accurately measures each student's math foundation and creates a personalized learning module to review and refresh lost knowledge. This allows students to be placed and successful in the right course, expediting student’s paths to complete their degrees.
No outside assistance is permitted. Each student has a unique knowledge state that consists of the math topics he/she knows, does not know, and is ready to learn. The ALEKS placement assessment determines the unique knowledge state of each student. The system can then properly place students into a course based on their math abilities. Outside assistance includes getting help from others and from other materials. Other individuals are not to be in the room while you are taking the test.
The webcam and lockdown browser are how students are proctored so the webcam lens must not be covered up or otherwise obscured. It should show the student's face at all times.
No outside calculators are permitted. A calculator icon will appear on the screen when it is allowed to be used. Blank paper and a pen/pencil are allowed for students to work out problems, however.
No use of cell phones or other electronic devices are permitted.
Arizona State University takes academic integrity very seriously and investigates all allegations of academic dishonesty. Integrity is a character-driven commitment to honesty, doing what is right, and guiding others to do what is right. Arizona State University students and faculty are expected to act with integrity in their educational pursuits. Cheating on an academic evaluation or assignment is a violation of the academic integrity policy. If you are found to be in violation of the academic integrity policy, academic sanctions will be imposed. For more information, please refer to the academic integrity policy found here: https://provost.asu.edu/academic-integrity.
All incoming first-year students must complete the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment before attending orientation and enrolling in classes, including incoming first-year students who have already received AP math credit. Transfer students are also required to take the Math Placement Assessment unless they have transferred an equivalent prerequisite course for the ASU mathematics course they intend to take. If you think you have a course that you can transfer in, please check https://transfer.asu.edu/credits and use the Transfer Credit Guide. It is recommended that all students take the Mathematics Placement Assessment just in case their course doesn't count as an equivalent prerequisite.
Once you've begun the Math Placement Assessment, you have two hours to complete it. You cannot save your place and come back to the test. Please allow 24-48 hours for your score to appear on My ASU. For incoming first-year students attending an orientation, please keep this is mind and take your placement assessment at least 48-72 hours before your orientation date.
Your advisor will review your placement test score and your major math requirements to determine the appropriate math course for you.
Score on Mathematics Placement Assessment
Math Course Placement
MAT 142: College Mathematics or MAT 117: College Algebra (WHICHEVER YOUR MAJOR REQUIRES)
MAT 119: Finite Mathematics MAT 170: Precalculus MAT 171: Precalculus: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) MAT 210: Brief Calculus MAT 251: Calculus for Life Sciences STP 226: Elements of Statistics STP 231: Statistics for Life Sciences
MAT 265: Calculus for Engineers I MAT 270: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I