ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Math Placement


As the premier learning science company, we believe teaching is part art and part science. That's why every day we search for new ways we can change, grow and improve our technologies and content to provide a better, more efficient learning experience. What does that learning experience look like? It's one with educators at the core and student success as the goal.

Let’s explore ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL): the first platform on the market to combine a placement assessment that places from Basic Math through Calculus I and provides six months of personalized learning and remediation to help students succeed. This is not an online test. ALEKS PPL is a complete system that addresses college preparedness, course performance, and retention.


ALEKS has been helping students succeed in a range of courses for several decades. In 2007, ALEKS was approached by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They were concerned with non-success rates and students entering into Calculus I lacking prerequisite skills. The mathematics department piloted using ALEKS Prep for Calculus for course placement and found a relationship between scores on the ALEKS assessments and course outcomes. For several years, ALEKS partnered with a variety of institutions to research and design a program that could assess prerequisite knowledge across a broad spectrum of topics and allow students the opportunity to refresh and prepare for their math courses. Thanks to those dedicated research partnerships, today, students all over the country are able to take advantage of ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL).


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