All students are required to complete a course in math to meet Illinois State University general education requirements or the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum.
The university requires that all students take the online ALEKS Math placement assessment to determine their initial placement in a math class, unless they have earned an appropriate mathematics credit by way of:
ALEKS is an online assessment that ensures students are placed in an appropriate math course. The assessment shouldn't be stressful or worrisome, it is simply gauging what course level you should take to be successful. After taking the assessment, university advisors will guide you to a math course that best fits you.
We want you to succeed, so make sure to take this assessment without any prohibited items (refer to the prohibited items list below). In addition, receiving assistance from others while taking the assessment is not allowed and could result in:
Please be aware of policies regarding ALEKS scores, including the right to invalidate a particular score. In addition, academic dishonesty is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.
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Provides access to the ALEKS assessment for one year. If, after one year, you need to take the assessment again, you will be required to pay the $15 fee for an additional year of access.
If you require assistance or need to arrange a reasonable accommodation for a documented disability and/or medical/mental health condition, please contact Testing Services: (309) 438-2100 or TestingServices@IllinoisState.edu
Contact International Studies for support.
Después de crear un perfil, seleccione el botón Español para usar ALEKS en Español.
The assessment is online and open-response.
Each section begins with a brief tutorial that explains how to enter your answers, how to use the ALEKS calculator, and how to graph. You'll work out solutions using pencil and paper. Then submit your answer through the assessment. Once submitted, you cannot change your answers.
The Help button offers further assistance and does not impact your results.
ALEKS covers a broad spectrum of mathematics topics. The assessment consists of three sections:
Do your best to answer all questions. Most questions will relate to topics you learned in high school. You will also encounter topics you haven't learned. For these, you may answer with 'I don't know.' There is no penalty for an incorrect answer.
The way you answer helps ALEKS understand what you know and don't know, and ultimately gets you placed in an appropriate math class based on your knowledge.
Each assessment session is open for 48 hours. If you do not finish your assessment in that time, your session will expire.
A student usually takes about 60-90 minutes for up to 25 questions.
We reserve the right to invalidate the score and require a student to take the ALEKS assessment with a live proctor in Testing Services when one or more of these indicators arise:
The assessment is currently unproctored, but this may change at any time. Please check with TestingServices@IllinoisState.edu if you have questions.
You can take the assessment up to five times. You will have to wait 48 hours and complete a certain amount of hours in the Prep and Learning Module before any additional attempts.