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2022 Placement Assessment for Math

Printable Version of the 2022 Placement Assessment Cut Scores for Math

 

Placement Assessment for Majors Requiring Algebra

 

ALEKS SCORE 21 or Lower ACT; Math 520 or Lower SAT Math 22 or Higher ACT Math or 530 or Higher SAT Math or 3.5 Overall HS GPA
0%-9% Math 00020 Pre-Algebra Math 10675 Algebra for Calculus Boost; OR
Math 10771 Basic Math Concepts I Plus; OR
Math 10772 Modeling Algebra Plus; OR
10%-24% Math 00021 Basic Algebra I
25%-34% Math 00022 Basic Algebra II
ALEKS SCORE HS GPA ANY ACT OR SAT SCORE
35%-44%   Math 10675 Algebra for Calculus Boost; Math 10771 Basic Math Concepts I Plus; Math 10772 Modeling Algebra Plus
45%-54% Less than 3.5 Math 10675 Algebra for Calculus Boost; Math 10771 Basic Math Concepts I Plus; Math 10772 Modeling Algebra Plus
45%-54% 3.5 or greater Math 10775 Algebra for Calculus Plus; Math 11009 Modeling Algebra; Math 14001 Basic Math Concepts I
55%-66% Less than 3.5 Math 10775 Algebra for Calculus Plus; Math 11009 Modeling Algebra; Math 14001 Basic Math Concepts I
55%-66% 3.5 or greater Math 11010 Algebra for Calculus
67%-77%   Math 11012 Intuitive Calculus; Math 11022 Trigonometry; Math 12011 Calculus with Pre-Calculus
78%+   Math 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I; Math 12021 Calculus for Life Sciences

 

 

 

Placement Assessment for Majors Not Requiring Algebra--May Not Need ALEKS Placement**

21 or Lower ACT Math OR 520 or Lower SAT Math AND HS GPA below 3.0
 
ALEKS Score:
HS GPA 3.0 or Higher
22 or Higher ACT Math or 530 or Higher SAT Math or 3.5 Overall HS GPA
0%-9%: Math 00020 Pre-Algebra Math 10040 Introductory Statistics Plus;
Math 10050 Quantitative Reasoning Plus                                                                                                                                                                        
Math 10041 Introductory Statistics;
Math 10051 Quantitative Reasoning;
Math 11008 Explorations in Modern Math                                          
10%-24%: Math 00021 Basic Algebra I
25%-34%: Math 00022 Basic Algebra II; Math 10040 Introductory Statistics Plus; Math 10050 Quantitative Reasoning Plus
35%-44%: Math 10041 Introductory Statistics; Math 10051 Quantitative Reasoning; Math 11008 Explorations in Modern Math                             

 

Time Limits:  The ACT, SAT, ALEKS Placement Assessment and Accuplacer scores are acceptable for placement purposes for two years from the date of the assessment.  The Banner system will allow students to register for a Math class if the score is older than two years, but the Department of Mathematical Sciences advises against this.  The HS GPA does not expire.

Students who score between 45-54% or 55-66% on ALEKS and have an overall HS GPA below 3.5 may retake the ALEKS placement assessment in a proctored environment.  If they score in the same placement range, they may register for the highest-level Mathematics course in that placement band.  Example:  A student with a 45% ALEKS score and a HS GPA lower than 3.5 places into Math 10675, 10771 or 10772. If they score 46% on their second (proctored) assessment, they may register for Math 10775, 11009, or 14001.

** Students desiring to take a course other than MATH 10041, MATH 10051, or MATH 11008 must take the ALEKS assessment.

  • Once you have completed the ALEKS® placement assessment your score will immediately be visible
  • If you want to view your score at a later date after the placement assessment you can do this by logging into FlashLine and selecting the ALEKS® Math Placement. Once you are in ALEKS®, click the assessment button and your score will appear. Also, your score is also automatically added to your Kent State student profile which is accessible by your adviser one day after you have completed the assessment
  • You may improve your score by completing a six week ALEKS® learning module, then registering for a reassessment. This is the only way to change your placement to a different mathematics course. Students who score at least 80% mastery in their Learning Module have an excellent chance of improving their placement on an ALEKS® reassessment. Please visit the Placement Channel on the Student Tools tab in FlashLine to link to the Learning Modules
  • Course numbers for 00020-00024 were changed beginning in Fall 2013. The previous numbers were 10020-10024. If you have questions about these changes, please contact your academic advisor