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Interpreting Your Results

Your Score on the ALEKS Assessment

Immediately after completing the ALEKS Assessment, you will be shown a pie chart which indicates your placement result score on the ALEKS Assessment. The percentage score above the pie chart area is your ALEKS score (Placement Result: 93%).

You can log back in to the ALEKS math placement website to view the pie chart (View Previous Results) at a later time. Clicking on the subject headings will allow you to view topics you are ready to learn.

What Math Course am I Eligible to Take?

After you have completed the ALEKS Assessment, check with your advisor regarding the appropriate course for your major.  Please refer to the chart below for course placement.   


ALEKS Score

Courses That Can Be Taken Based on Major

 0 - 13

Students must complete the ALEKS learning module.  A minimum score of 14 is required to enroll in a math course at the University of Memphis.

14 - 29

MATH 1100 Combo

MATH 1420 Combo

 

30 - 45

MATH 1710 Combo

MATH 1420

 

46 - 60

MATH 1710

MATH 1530

MATH 1480

61 - 75

MATH 1720

MATH 1730

MATH 1830

76 and above

MATH 1910

 

 

Have you earned the minimum score needed to register for your desired course?
If so, determine your next step from the list below:

  • If you are an incoming student who has not yet attended New Student Orientation, you do not need to take any additional steps. Your advisor will assist you with your math course selection during orientation.
  • If you are a returning student, you should log into myMemphis and enroll in your math course for the upcoming semester.
  • If you need any assistance with your math course selection, please contact your academic advisor.
     

Do you wish to retake the ALEKS Assessment to try to improve your score?

You must wait 48 hours after your initial placement assessment before attempting another. There is generally no benefit to re-taking the assessment immediately after completing a prior attempt. Unlike the SAT or ACT, you cannot improve your results by simply re-taking 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 is the ALEKS Prep and Learning Module?

After the assessment, a targeted Prep and Learning Module is available for you to review and learn material, and to improve placement and eventual course outcomes.

Why would I use the ALEKS Prep and Learning Module?

If you do not place into the desired math course, the Prep and Learning Module may assist you in reaching the required minimum score for placement into the course. Students will need to retake the ALEKS assessment after working in the Prep and Learning Module in order to attempt to place higher. Progress in the Prep and Learning Module does not automatically result in a new placement.

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.

How do I get technical support for ALEKS?

A: For problems with accessing the ALEKS test through the U of M portal call the U of M Tech support at (901)678-8888

For problems after the test has been accessed contact ALEKS customer support by phone or email:

Phone: (714)619-7090
Email: http://support.aleks.com
website: http://www.aleks.com/faqs/technical


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