ALEKS Math Assessment

What is the ALEKS math assessment?

The ALEKS test consists of three parts:

  • An Initial Placement Assessment
  • The Prep and Learning Modules, an individualized online review
  • Access to additional Placement Assessments

Your ALEKS Score

Below is a chart where you can view what course(s) you have placed into based on your ALEKS general math assessment score.

Class Name

Cut Score

Math courses for which student can register are 060, 111, 114.

0-13

Math courses for which student can register are 060, 070, 111, 114.

14-29

Math courses for which student can register are 060, 070, 080, 102, 110, 111, 114, 116.

30-45

Math courses for which student can register are 060, 070, 080, 102, 110, 111, 114, 116, 122, 125, 128, 131, 140, 149.

46-60

Math courses for which student can register are 060, 070, 080, 102, 110, 111, 114, 116, 122, 125, 128, 131, 140, 143, 144, 149, 180, 190.

61-75

Math courses for which student can register are 060, 070, 080, 102, 110, 111, 114, 116, 122, 125, 128, 131, 140, 143, 144, 149, 180, 190, 250.

76-100

Consult with an academic advisor to determine appropriate course selection. Make arrangements to meet with an academic advisor by contacting the Enrollment Center at 847.635.1700, Room 1860, Des Plaines or 847.635.1400, Room A100, Skokie.

Geometry
If you have an ALEKS score of 46 or above, you have satisfied the Geometry requirement.

You may have fulfilled your requirement for geometry through previous high school coursework. To see if you have met the geometry requirement:

  1. Go to www.oakton.edu
  2. Log on to myOakton
  3. Select the “Register/Pay/Grades” tab
  4. Select “Student Services”
  5. Select “Register for Credit Classes”
  6. Select “Registration Status”, then select “Placement Test”
  7. Enter the term, and press submit to view your test results

If you have not satisfied the Geometry prerequisite based on previous course work, or if your ALEKS score is 45 or below, you should register for MAT 080 if you intend to take MAT 128, 140 or 149. If you have any questions related to your geometry placement, please contact:

Mathematics Assessment Coordinator, Division of Mathematics & Technologies
mathplace@oakton.edu
847-376-7110

Retesting
If you are not satisfied with your placement after your first attempt and are not currently enrolled in a Math class, you are encouraged to take the ALEKS assessment again.

ALEKS general math assessments:

  • You have the ability to re-take the ALEKS general math assessment four additional times to improve your score. You have access to re-take the test for one year from the date of the initial test.
  • You must wait a minimum of 24 hours between each ALEKS general math assessment. Students are required to work in the Prep and Learning Modules for a specific amount of time prior to each assessment to increase success.
  • The assessment is to be taken either in the Testing Center or in a group testing session. If you are not able to come to campus, arrangements can be made through Oakton’s Distance Learning department (alt-ed@oakton.edu) to take the test at another testing center.
  • If you have taken the ALEKS exam at another university and wish to transfer the score, we unfortunately are not set up to accommodate that request and ask that you take the exam again at Oakton.

If you have questions regarding your ALEKS results or plan to retest, please contact:
ALEKS Retest Support
aleks@oakton.edu
Division of Mathematics and Technologies
847.635.1688

ALEKS Prep and Learning Modules
To make each test attempt worthwhile, it is important (and required) that you spend time working in your ALEKS Prep and Learning Modules between placement assessments so that you can improve your skills.

ALEKS retest conditions:

  • 2nd attempt—required to complete 3 hours of work in the Prep and Learning Modules before attempting assessment.
  • 3rd attempt—required to complete 3 additional hours of work in the Prep and Learning Modules before attempting assessment.
  • 4th attempt—required to complete 5 additional hours of work in the Prep and Learning Modules before attempting assessment.
  • 5th attempt—required to complete 8 additional hours of work in the Prep and Learning Modules before attempting assessment.

You will have access to the Prep and Learning Modules for ALEKS general math assessment for six months after you start working in the modules. For more information regarding ALEKS Prep and Learning Modules, login to your MyOakton portal and visit the Placement Test section or email aleks@oakton.edu.

There is no fee for first time account holders. Oakton students have free access to four additional assessment attempts for one year from the date of the initial assessments, and access to the Prep and Learning Modules for general math for six months from the start of working in the modules, and one year for geometry. After that time period, access to a new account will cost $20.