Academic Services Coordinator
Testing & Developmental Education
Academic Success Center
42 Campus Center (lower level)
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.
Placement test results are used by academic advisors to determine proper course placement.
Students have the opportunity to improve their mathematics placement score by taking an ALEKS reassessment. Prior to reassessment, students are required to work in their ALEKS learning modules. The learning modules allow you to practice your math skills at your own pace as you advance through different topics within your assessment pie chart. Students are encouraged to achieve 80% mastery of their pie chart in order to have an excellent chance of improving their placement score on a reassessment.
ALEKS reassessment must be taken in a remote, proctored environment through ALEKS utilizing Respondus Lockdown-Monitor.
Please read the below for information about remote proctoring:
New students who have current ACT scores will be placed in reading and writing courses according to ACT reading and English subscores. New students without ACT scores will be placed in reading and writing courses based on high school GPA. In some cases, ACCUPLACER reading and writing placements will be administered remotely. Placement test results are used by academic advisors to determine proper course placement.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person testing at the Academic Success Center has been suspended.