# Placement Testing - ALEKS PPL

### Students who have fulfilled their GE math requirements can take the optional ALEKS PPL assessment to determine whether they're eligible for more advanced courses.

ALEKS PPL assessment determines whether you’ve met the prerequisites to take certain classes. An optional online program, ALEKS PPL maps a student’s strengths and weaknesses. It's up to 30 questions and takes about 60-90 minutes to complete. If you want to decrease time to graduation you can take this test to see if you’ve met the prerequisites.

The assessment has three parts:

- An initial assessment
- The Prep and Learning Module, an individualized, self-paced online review
- Access to five additional assessments

### Who can take the ALEKS PPL?

Students who want to start at a level above Math 101 (Algebra) or Math 102 (Algebra & Elementary Functions) can take the assessment.

### What is the purpose of ALEKS PPL?

Results will be used to determine the most appropriate courses for each student. Students should meet with their advisor to review their results and enroll in the best classes based on their scores.

### How do I take ALEKS PPL?

You must register to take the assessment. To register or for more information, please contact the Mathematics Department Chair, Professor Mark Rizzardi, mar13@humboldt.edu.

### ALEKS PPL Results

Here are the scores you need to be placed in certain classes:

Course # | Course Name | ALEKS Score Range |
---|---|---|

MATH 101 | College Algebra | Over 45 (Recommended: 45-55) |

MATH 101T | Trigonometry | Over 65 (Recommended: 66-77) |

MATH 102 | Algebra & Elementary Functions | Over 55 (Recommended: 56-77) |

MATH 103 | Mathematics as a Liberal Art | Over 45 |

MATH 104 | Finite Math | Over 45 |

MATH 105 | Calculus for the Biological Sci. | 78-100 |

MATH 108 | Critical Thinking in Math | Over 45 |

MATH 109 | Calculus I | 78-100 |

STAT 108 | Elementary Statistics | Over 45 |

STAT 109 | Introductory Biostatistics | Over 65 |

### More Information

Read the ALEKS assessment guide for details on topics covered in ALEKS PPL, what happens when you take the assessment, and more.