Testing Services

Testing Services provides:

  • ALEKS placement testing (may be taken online from home)
  • ALEKS reassessment (must be taken at the Testing Center)
  • Accuplacer placement testing
  • Foreign Language placement testing
  • Music Theory placement testing
  • CLEP - College Level Placement Examination
  • Residual ACT Assessment
  • Readers and scribes for students with disability accommodations
  • Proctoring for missed and make-up exams

ALEKS and Accuplacer Placement Testing

Students must be admitted in order to take Kent State University placement tests.

Most new students to Kent State University will be required to take the ALEKS placement test for mathematics. ALEKS is a powerful artificial intelligence-based (AI) assessment software product that zeroes in on the student's mathematical strengths and weaknesses, reports its findings, and then, if necessary, provides a learning module to improve the student's knowledge and skill.

The ALEKS placement test can be taken online from home through FlashLine. Students who wish to take ALEKS placement at the Academic Success Center are welcome to do so during walk-in testing hours.

New students who have current ACT scores will be placed in reading and writing courses according to ACT reading and English subscores.

New students who do not have current ACT scores must take Accuplacer reading, writing and mathematics. Accuplacer is a suite of tests that quickly, accurately, and efficiently assesses reading, writing, math, and computer skills.

ALEKS and Accuplacer test results are used by academic advisors to determine proper course placement.

  • Photo ID required for testing. Appointments are not required for testing.
  • ALEKS and Accuplacer are administered at no charge.
  • ALEKS Math placement may take up to 90 minutes to complete.
  • Accuplacer reading, writing and math may take up 120 minutes to complete.
  • Arrive at least two hours prior to closing to allow plenty of time to complete placement testing. If you are taking Accuplacer and would like to take ALEKS Math on campus, you should allow yourself 3.5 hours. If you need additional time, the Accuplacer test can be taken in parts. It is best to complete ALEKS Math in a single sitting.
  • For more information on ALEKS, log into FlashLine > Student > Resources > ALEKS & Placement Assessments.
  • Accuplacer practice site: accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer. Students should choose Classic ACCUPLACER Sample Questions and WritePlacer Guide.

ALEKS / Accuplacer Testing Hours

Sign-in at least two hours prior to closing. All testing must end at the closing time listed below.

May 22 - July 28
Monday - Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Campus closed on May 29 and July 4.

July 31 - December 8
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Campus closed September 4, November 10, 23 & 24. Testing closes at 4:45 p.m. on November 22.

December 11 - 15: NO PLACEMENT TESTING
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
No ALEKS, Accuplacer or Stanford Reading testing available this week.

December 18 - 22
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Campus closed December 23 - January 1 and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Testing Center Guidelines

  • Cell phone and smart watch use is not permitted in the testing room.
  • Do not use the calculator application on your cell phone.
  • Only standard calculators are permitted in the testing lab.
  • No talking in the testing lab.
  • Coats and hats must be removed prior to testing.
  • Sit where the proctor seats you.
  • When you have completed testing, hand your test to a proctor, or if you were testing online, let a proctor know that you have finished. Do not leave a test on a proctor's desk.

We reserve the right to conduct random checks within the testing room to ensure that no unauthorized materials are accessed during testing.

Kent State Stark follows the testing guidelines as established by the National College Testing Association.