ALEKS PPL: Placement, Preparation & Learning
***Last day for ALEKS placement for Fall Semester was August 25th. All placement exams taken after that date will be for Spring Semester placement***
USU uses the ALEKS PPL tool for student placement and provide students with resources to help them succeed in meeting their Math requirements.
What is ALEKS PPL?
How does ALEKS work?
- If you choose to take the initial assessment as an unproctored practice exam, then you can take the assessment at home or anywhere else you have access to the internet. It is important to know that you cannot use an unproctored practice exam score to place into a USU math course. There is no advantage to getting a high score that is obtained by getting help from someone else, looking up information on the internet or other resources, using your own calculator for problems where ALEKS does not already provide a calculator, or using any other non-ALEKS resource in order to increase your score. The ALEKS learning modules will only be helpful if the information from your initial assessment truly reflects your current math skills and understanding.
- If possible and convenient, it is recommended that you take your first assessment as a proctored assessment rather than as a practice assessment. If your initial assessment is proctored, then your score from that initial placement can be used to place you into a USU math course.
How many times can I take the placement exam?
When should I take the placement exam?
What score do I need to get on the placement exam?
|Minimum ALEKS Test Score||USU Courses You Will Be Authorized to Register For|
How do I access ALEKS?
What happens after I sign-up for ALEKS?
Where can I take a proctored placement exam?
Students in Logan can take a proctored placement assessment at the Logan testing center located on the south side of the Merrill-Cazier Library. Students who do not live close to Logan can take the exams at any regional campus USU testing center or with any USU-approved proctor.
Logan Testing Center info:
Location - South side of Merrill-Cazier Library
Phone Number - (435) 797-3617
Email - email@example.com
For more information on taking a proctored exam at USU, finding a proctor near your home, or requesting approval for a proctor, please call 1-855-834-2370.
Can I take a proctored placement exam from home or another remote location?
Yes, students may use Honorlock Proctoring to take any ALEKS placement assessment remotely using a computer with a webcam and microphone. There is a $13.00 proctoring fee for each attempt. Please review the Honorlock quickstart and guidelines prior to the test.
Honorlock Remote proctoring is available on-demand 24/7, with no scheduling required.
Use Honorlock by following these steps:
- Using Google Chrome, install the Honorlock Chrome Extension.
- With the extension installed, navigate to your ALEKS placement assessment and follow the proctoring instructions that appear on-screen.