The purpose of the assessment is to give an accurate measure of your current mathematical skills so that you will have a better opportunity to be successful in your courses. There is no benefit to inflating or deflating your abilities on the assessment. While you are taking the assessment, do not consult with any other source for help (friends, family, internet searches, textbooks, etc.), and do your honest best. Use of outside resources may result in you being placed into a course you are not prepared for.
The first math course you take will vary, depending on your intended major. Your academic advisor will help you select the appropriate math course when you are building your schedule. Please note that you will see your score in ALEKS displayed as a percentage. Do not think of your score in terms of a traditional grading scale. For example, a score of 38%, which may seem like a failing score, actually places you into a college level math course. The table below indicates what math course you can take based on your ALEKS score.
After taking the initial assessment, you will have the opportunity to use the learning modules in ALEKS to refresh and practice specific math topics unique to your results. This will not only help you into your recommended math course, but this will also make you more likely to succeed in that course. You should begin your learning modules immediately following your initial asssessment.
The ALEKS assessment is valid for one year. You may take the assessment a total of 5 times within a year. The first two times may be taken off-campus. Subsequent attempts must be proctored at IU South Bend. You must wait 48 hours between assessments. After the first attempt, students are required to study the learning modules a minimum of three hours before taking ALEKS a second time (if taking the test a third time, an additional three hours of studying the learning modules is required).
|SCORE||ALEKS SCORE RANGE||MATH COURSE ELIGIBILITY|
|<10||0-9||Contact the Math Department at (574) 520-4335 or email Dr. Yu Song at email@example.com for permission.|
|>=10||10-15||Enhanced Math A100|
|>=36||>=36-50||Math K300, Math M107, Math M118, Math T101|
|>=51||>=51-60||Math M115, Math M125|
|>=61||>=61-75||Math K310, Math M126, Math M119|
*For math exams taken prior to March 2016, scroll down to bottom of page for interpretation of scores.
Your student account will be billed $26. This fee covers the cost of taking the exam up to five times in a one-year time frame and also the learning modules.
IU South Bend reserves the right to require any students to take the exam in a proctored environment on campus even for those students who have already taken it off-campus. Incoming