## U of I Math Placement through ALEKS

The University of Illinois requires the U of I Math Placement Exam through ALEKS to assess a student's prerequisite knowledge for course placement. ALEKS is a powerful artificial-intelligence based assessment tool that zeros in on the strengths and weaknesses of a student's mathematical knowledge, reports its findings to the student, and then if necessary provides the student with a learning environment for bringing this knowledge up to an appropriate level for course placement.

- All incoming first-year students must complete the ALEKS placement exam between April 15, 2015 and the 5th day of enrollment (August 28, 2015) for the Fall 2015 Semester. One assessment during this period is available to all incoming students free of charge.
- Every student enrolled in Math 115, 220, 221, or 234 is required to obtain a minimum ALEKS placement score between April 15, 2015 and the 5th day of enrollment (August 28, 2015) for the Fall 2015 Semester of at least:

70% for Math 220 and 221

50% for Math 115 and 234

- Failure to achieve the minimum score for Math 115, 220, 221, or 234 will result in removal from that course.
- A student can take the ALEKS placement exam as often as they wish during the time periods listed below in order to satisfy the minimum ALEKS score.

2015 Summer Semester | Feb. 15 - June 19, 2015 |

2015 Fall Semester | April 15, 2015 - Aug. 28, 2015 |

#### ALEKS PPL Beginning Spring Semester 2016

Backed by decades of research, ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) is the premier adaptive learning and assessment platform used by millions of students around the world. ALEKS PPL uses adaptive, open-response questioning to rapidly and accurately assess each student on a wide range of course material in 30 questions or less. Students are correctly placed and given the opportunity to improve their placement with targeted learning through a 6-month Prep and Learning Module. A seamless transition from assessment to learning empowers students and builds learning momentum.

The mathematical background requirements will be the same as the previous version of ALEKS, however ALEKS PPL has a different placement scale. Thus for placement beginning Spring 2016, courses will have the following ALEKS PPL placement score requirements:

Math 112 | 50% Recommended |

Math 115 / Math 234 | 65% Required |

Math 220 / Math 221 | 80% Required |

Click the "Access Exam" link at top left if you are ready to take the exam.