Math Placement Test

  • ALEKS® Placement, Preparation, and Learning

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania requires ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment to determine readiness for mathematics courses. ALEKS PPL is a web-based program that uses artificial intelligence to map a student’s strengths and weaknesses. The Placement Assessment is up to 30 questions and generally takes 60–90 minutes to complete. After the Placement Assessment, an individualized Prep and Learning Module is available for students to refresh their knowledge on forgotten topics. Students then have the opportunity to reassess and improve their placement.

    ALEKS consists of three parts:

    • An Initial Placement Assessment
    • The Prep and Learning Module, an individualized, self-paced, online review
    • Access to [1, 2, 3, or 4] additional Placement Assessments

    IUP encourages each student to spend time in the Prep and Learning Module, even if the desired score is achieved, because time spent in ALEKS will ultimately lead to better preparation and improved grades.