ALEKS Placement
Department of Mathematics 

NOTICE: **

If you are registering for the Spring 2019 semester, you must pass your ALEKS placement test AND register for your math class by the 12th class day (January 30, 2019)

If you are registering for the Summer I 2019 session, you must pass your ALEKS placement test AND register for your math class by the 4th class day (May 31, 2019)

If you are registering for the Summer II 2019 session, you must pass your ALEKS placement test AND register for your math class by the 4th class day (July 15, 2019)

If you are registering for the Fall 2019 semester, you must pass your ALEKS placement test AND register for your math class by the 12th class day (September 9, 2019)
**Any revision to the University academic calendar may change the 4th and/or 12th class dates. Please check the university academic calendar for any changes.
ALL PLACEMENT ASSESSMENTS MUST BE TAKEN IN THE JAVALAB (RHODE HALL 308) !!!
Texas A&M UniversityKingsville offers an ALEKS mathematics placement assessment to determine
readiness for various courses. Students who take this assessment and earn the required score will
have the option of moving to a course at a higher level. The ALEKS Placement Assessment covers
material from Basic Math through Precalculus and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.
After the assessment, a targeted Prep and Learning odule is available for you to review and learn
material so that you can improve placement and eventual course outcomes. All students are strongly
encouraged to spend several hours using the ALEKS Prep and Learning Module. Even if you have
achieved placement in your desired course, time spent in ALEKS will better prepare you for your
upcoming course and ultimately lead to better grades.
First of all, RELAX. This is an “assessment,” NOT A TEST. The difference is that an assessment
is designed to determine what you know. At the end of the ALEKS Placement Assessment, you will
have a much better sense of your strengths and weaknesses in math. You will then have a chance
to work on those weaknesses. There is really no penalty for incorrectly answering a question on
the assessment. The most important thing is that you take the assessment seriously and give it an
honest effort so that the assessment truly reflects your level of knowledge and math preparedness.
Be honest about your skill level. There is no benefit to cheating on the placement assessment –
your only reward will be that you are forced to take a class that is too difficult for your current level
of mathematical knowledge. Therefore, while you are taking the assessment, do not consult any other
source for help (phones, notes, internet, etc.). The purpose of the placement assessment is to give an
accurate measure of your current mathematical skills so that you will be successful in your mathematics
courses. (See page 35 in the TAMUK student handbook.)
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This page was last updated on: October 9, 2018