ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Research and Case Studies

ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) has significantly reduced failure rates and increased retention at many institutions. We encourage each institution we partner with to gather their own data and evaluate how they can continually improve math placement and subsequent course success. Below we highlight some case studies as well as independent research.

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ALEKS PPL Case Studies and Research Highlights

Click here to view a collection of case studies highlighting how institutions across the nation are seeing significant results with ALEKS PPL.


ALEKS PPL at Kent State University

Kent State University has been using ALEKS PPL since Fall 2011. Since then, students are performing better in their math courses and the rate of withdrawal has dropped. Watch the video to learn more about their story.



Click here to register for a web seminar hosted by your colleagues as they share the impact of using ALEKS PPL on their student success.


Marc Harper, Alison Ahlgren Reddy. Mathematics Placement at the University of Illinois. PRIMUS, August 2013

Marc Harper, Alison Ahlgren Reddy. “ALEKS-based placement at the University of Illinois”. Contributed Chapter, Knowledge Spaces: Applications in Education. Springer. Aug 2013

Marc Harper, Alison Ahlgren Reddy. Assessment and Placement through Calculus I at the University of Illinois. Notices of the AMS, Nov 2011

Professor Tanya Ennis, Dr. Jacquelyn Sullivan, Dr. Beverly Louie, and Dr. Daniel Knight. Unlocking the Gate to Calculus Success: Pre-Calculus for Engineers – An Assertive Approach to Readying Underprepared Students at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Notices of the AMS, June 2013

Utah Valley University "UVU the first to use program in Utah helping students succeed in math." The Daily Herald, July 8, 2016.

Cheri O'Neil "Students make gains in math placement, thanks to online adaptive learning" University of California - Santa Cruz Newscenter. December 2016.

Scott Jaschik "Adaptive Learning for Advanced Math" Inside Higher Ed." January 23, 2017.

Utah Valley University Student Business Services Video. “ALEKS” Highlighting 100R MathLeap Program at UVU. January 31, 2017

Emily Baxstrom, Ohio University. "Pilot Program Improves Accurate Math Placement." Instructional Innovation Stories. January 2018


Benefits of Successful Placement