This is a “Placement Assessment,” not a test. The difference is that a placement assessment is designed to determine what a student knows and what a student needs to work on. At the end of the ALEKS PPL Assessment, a student will have a much better sense of their strengths and weaknesses in math. Students then have a chance to brush on topics that may have been forgotten or haven’t been practiced for some time.
Be honest. It is important that the placement assessment is taken seriously and each student gives it an honest effort so that the placement assessment truly reflects their current level of knowledge and math preparedness. There is no benefit to cheating on the placement assessment – the only result will be that a student enrolls in a class that is too difficult, or not challenging enough, potentially costing time and money. Students should not consult any outside sources for help (friends/family, internet searches, textbooks, notes etc...). The purpose of the placement assessment is to give an accurate measure of a student’s current mathematical knowledge state so that they will be successful in mathematics courses. Review VC's Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook.