ALEKS Math Reassessment

What is the ALEKS math assessment?

ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) is an artificial intelligence-based assessment software product that helps advisors determine a starting math course for students.

  • ALEKS covers beginning Algebra through Calculus
  • Contains 25-30 questions
  • Takes on average 90 minutes, but you have up to 48 hours to complete once you start.
  • The assessment is individualized in that ALEKS chooses later questions based on student responses to earlier questions.

After the first assessment, ALEKS creates an individualized study plan in the learning modules shaped to your learning needs. After spending time in the learning modules, you have the option to take the ALEKS reassessment in-person schedule here or remotely using respondus monitor.

*Respondus monitor requires lockdown browser, microphone and camera.

Tips for the ALEKS assessment
  • Take your time and do not use an outside calculator, help from someone else, or a website. This is not a test, so you are not penalized if you answer a question incorrectly. The only penalty will be the possibility of you placing into a math class that is above your current skill set.
  • Scores are not percentages. They are converted into benchmarks to place students into an appropriate math class based on their skill level, so don’t panic if you see a score of 35, which is our average. That is not a 35 percent. (Once the assessment is complete, see "What does my score mean?" )
  • It is okay to answer, “I don’t know”, but the assessment is adaptive so too many “I don’t know” answers will result in lower placement.
  • To access ALEKS math assessment go to Flashline>student>resources>Placement Assessments>Math>Take your ALEKS Math Assessment, reassessment, or access ALEKS Learning Modules.
Tips for learning modules
  • You have access to the learning modules for six months after the initial assessment. If it is past six months, but less than a year, you may contact testingservices@kent.edu for an extension.
  • Students that score around 80% mastery in their learning modules have an excellent chance of improving their placement on the reassessment.
  • This is the only way to change your placement to a different mathematics course.
  • Every five hours or 20 new topics a knowledge check will be given to check for retention of material covered in the learning modules. This may mean you will have to repeat some of the material if a knowledge check shows that not all information was retained. If you do not get to 20 new topics, the knowledge check will occur after ten hours spent in learning modules.

Benefits of Reassessing

  • Save up to $4,059

    Save up to $4,059

    When you reassess, you have the opportunity to save time and money. Students that moved up one class could save $2,255 and those that move up two levels could save up to $4,059.

  • Instead of spending 15 weeks in a class, you could spend only 15 hours.

    Instead of spending 15 weeks in a class, you could spend only 15 hours.

    The semester is 15 weeks long, but our data show that the majority of students that spent 15 hours in the learning modules were able to move one class level. Those that spent 19 hours in the learning modules moved up 2 math levels.

  • Is there a cost?

    Is there a cost?

    The initial assessment, individual learning modules created based on results from your initial assessment and reassessment are all free. We recommend reassessing prior to the start of the semester so you have time to meet with your advisor to adjust your schedule.