What is the ALEKS Prep and Learning Module?
After the initial unproctored online assessment, a targeted Prep and Learning Module is available for you to review and learn material.
How does the Prep and Learning Module work?
After you begin the learning module, you will work on increasing your math knowledge until you are satisfied with your progress. Along the way, you will see progress reports that indicate your current knowledge level. At any point you may choose to complete a new assessment by clicking on the placement tab on the upper right of the page within ALEKS. You have 3 total attempts at the assessment.
We encourage the first attempt, then work on the Learning Modules. Once you feel comfortable, you can try for the second unproctored attempt from home before signing up for your third attempt in the proctored environment.
Why would I use the Prep and Learning Modules?
Time spent in ALEKS will better prepare you for your upcoming proctored attempt, future courses, and can ultimately lead to better grades.
Can I retake the ALEKS Placement Assessment immediately?
You must wait 48 hours after your initial placement assessment before attempting another. There is generally no benefit to retaking the assessment immediately after completing a prior attempt. Unlike the SAT or ACT, you cannot improve your results by simply retaking the assessment without spending time in the Prep and Learning Module to refresh material that you may have forgotten or to learn new material.
What are ALEKS Knowledge Checks?
While working in a Prep and Learning Module, you will periodically complete a Knowledge Check to make sure you have mastered the topics you gained in Learning Mode. If you do not show mastery during the Knowledge Check, the topics will be added back into your learning pie so you can review them again.
How long can I use the Prep and Learning Module?
Once students log into the Prep and Learning Module, they may use it for up to 6 months. Students using the learning module should check the email account provided to ALEKS for reminders about the amount of time remaining in the learning module. Once the 6 month period is up, students cannot receive additional time in the learning module.
Does progress in an ALEKS Prep and Learning Module count toward placement?
No, you must complete a new placement assessment to change your placement result. Click on the Placement tab on the upper right of the page from within ALEKS. Only your placement assessment results will be used for course placement.