Online Math Placement with ALEKS Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces

ALEKS Placement


Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) is IUPUI's new math placement tool. This assessment will provide you and your advisor with information on your mathematical strengths and weaknesses. At student orientation, your advisor will use your ALEKS percentage score to help place you in the math course that gives you the best chance for success.

In addition, you will be given the opportunity to complete self-guided ALEKS Learning Modules to strengthen your math skills before the start of the fall semester.

Preparing for ALEKS | Using ALEKS | Initial Assessment | Learning Modules and Reassessments | ALEKS Score and Chart | Sign Into ALEKS

Preparing for ALEKS


You do not have to prepare before beginning ALEKS; however, it is important that you take this test seriously as it will determine your placement in mathematics. After taking the initial assessment in ALEKS, you will have the opportunity to use learning modules to brush up on specific mathematical topics that you might need more practice on. This will not only help you place into your preferred Mathematics course, but will also make you more likely to succeed in that course. You may take the ALEKS assessment a total of five times.


Using ALEKS


To ensure your best score, begin ALEKS at least ten days prior to your orientation date. Once you have registered, you will have six weeks to complete the assessment and learning modules.

ALEKS consists of 3 parts:

  • Initial assessment
  • Review and instruction modules
  • Four reassessments

Initial Assessment


For ALEKS to be effective, you must do the exam on your own, without notes, books, or help from others. ALEKS is not a traditional exam; it is a tool to help you find the course where you'll have the best chance to succeed. There is no time limit for the initial assessment, but the average completion time is approximately 90 minutes. ALEKS does not use multiple-choice, but instead ask a series of free response questions. Before beginning the initial assessment, ALEKS will walk you through a quick tutorial on how to use the system, including: inputting your answers, using the graphing tool, and using the calculator provided. ALEKS can be accessed at any time using a computer with and Internet connection that meets the minimum system requirements. ALEKS saves all of your responses, so the test does not have to be completed in one sitting and can be accessed at any time by simply logging back in. If you are having technical difficulties, contact ALEKS Customer Support

When taking ALEKS:

  • Plan ahead so that you have at least 90 minutes of uninterrupted time.
  • Have a pencil and plenty of scratch paper.
  • An online calculator will be provided, as needed. You should not use your own physical calculator while using ALEKS.

Upon completion of your ALEKS assessment, you will see a summary page like the one pictured below:

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Learning Modules and Reassessments


After taking the initial assessment, you will have the opportunity to use a learning module in ALEKS to refresh and practice specific mathematical topics unique to your results. This will not only help you into your recommended mathematics course, but this will also make you more likely to succeed in that course. You should begin your learning modules immediately following your initial assessment. You will that have 6 weeks to use the learning modules and complete up to 4 reassessments.

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ALEKS Math Placement Score and Chart


After you've completed the initial assessment, you will see a detailed pie chart of your topic mastery called MyPie. After choosing More Detailed Report, you'll see your scores as a percentage score. Below it are the courses you are eligible to enroll in based on your score. For your records, print your results and write in the courses you're eligible to take based on the Math Placement Chart. Use this document during your orientation, advising sessions, and/or registration.




 

Please Note: This Service is only available to admitted IUPUI Students.

Log into the ALEKS Math Placement registration system

CAS Authenticaton Login

 

Please note: to use this system, you may first need to create your IU computing account. This will be the main account you use for all activities at IUPUI. Once you have created this, it may take up to 48 hours to access this site.

To setup your account

  1. Go to the Account Management Service (AMS).
  2. Select "Create my first IU computing accounts".
  3. Enter your last name, date of birth, and University ID number in the fields provided, and then click "Continue." The University ID number was included in an email about setting up your computing account/checking your status. It was sent to you approximately one week after your application was received. If you have not yet received this email regarding your University ID number, contact the Office of Admissions.
  4. Once this is completed, it will take approximately 48 hours, and then you may log in through the button below entitled CAS Authentication.

I forgot my username

  1. Contact the UITS Support Center at http://uits.iu.edu/page/apgt
  2. The Testing Center does not have access to your username and cannot help you with this.

I forgot or lost my University ID number

  1. Contact the Registrars office at http://registrar.iupui.edu/faq/faq_reg_onestart.html
  2. The Testing Center cannot provide this number through the phone or email.

Log into the ALEKS Math Placement registration system

CAS Authenticaton Login