Math Placement Test

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Test Policies

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  1. About the ALEKS PPL Test, Math Placement Assessment

    ALEKS PPL is a proctored math placement test that places students into all courses at or below the level of Calculus I (Math 122A/B,125).

    Brief information about the test:

  2. It is a 60-90 minute test, but students have up to 3 hours to complete it.  You cannot save and come back to the test, you must complete it in one sitting. 
  3. You can use an approved calculator, blank scratch paper and a writing utensil. No other materials, persons, websites, etc. are allowed. TI-83 or 84 calculator is recommended. If you use a different calculator, make sure it is approved.
  4. You can review before testing.
    • After completing your first test, you can access a learning module but only within 12 months of your first attempt at the test.  
  5. Tests are proctored through Examity, an online proctoring service, the UA Testing Office, and in the ILC Room 140 (specific dates TBD)
  6. You can test up to five times, but there is a 24 hour waiting period between tests.  If you schedule a retest prior to the 24 hour waiting period, you will be blocked from testing. 
  7. The problems must be done in order.  Once you have answered a question, you cannot go back and change it.  
  8. There is a fee for testing and retesting.
  9. Test scores are good for one year for entry into MATH courses. 
  10. Students are expected to adhere to the UA Code of Conduct while testing. Take the test as if you are taking an in-person proctored test.  Use of any prohibited materials (phone, websites, un-approved calculator, persons, textbooks, notes, etc.) will be reported to the Dean of Students, as will any suspicious behavior while testing.  This will result in an invalidated test score.
  11. Do not test until you have read all of the information about the test.  
  12. Once you complete the test (or run out of time on the 3 hour time limit), your score is final.   
  13. Additional information about the UA ALEKS Online test and procedures is available through the ALEKS PPL FAQs .  

    After testing, students can check their scores through Next Steps Center (incoming students) or on your Transfer Credit Report in Uaccess Student within 24 hours of testing. Check the Math Placement Chart to determine which course(s) you are eligible for.


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At this time The Testing Office is not taking registrations for the ALEKS PPL. 

How can I access the ALEKS PPL Math Placement Assessment to test or retest?

Modified on: Sun, 1 Apr, 2018 at 4:46 PM

Incoming students access the test through their Next Steps Center.  


Current students test through:

  • Examity, an online proctoring service. 
  • ILC room 140 (dates TBD).   You will need a catcard or Government issue photo ID, and Calculator.  



Testing through Examity:You may test online, proctored through Examity, as long as you have access to a webcam, microphone, and high speed internet. Students who take the exam through Examity will have a $26 Math Placement Testing fee charged to the student's UA bursar's account (not UA Online campus students). Students interested in this option will need to do the following: Register for the D2L course, create a profile in Examity, register for a testing appointment, return to the Examity link in the D2L course at the time of the testing appointment. Brief instructions are given below and are also available in the D2L course. 


1. Log into D2L with your UA NetID and password.

2. Click the Self Registration link located in the blue banner near the top of the screen.

3. Find the course  "Proctored Math Placement Testing with Examity" and click the link for it.

4. Click the Register button to register for the course, and then click the Submit button.

5. Click the Finish button on the confirmation screen.

6. Go to your "Proctored Math Placement Testing with Examity" course to create your Examity profile. Instructions are available in the D2L course. You will need your CatCard or a government issue photo ID (passport, driver's license, etc.) and will need to enter the time zone you will be in when taking the exam. It may take up to 10 minutes to create your profile. Register for a testing appointment more than 24 hours in advance to avoid additional fees. 

Required Identification

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All examinees must bring a current, government issued ID or a UA CatCard to their appointment in order to test.