ASU Mathematics Placement Policy

In Fall 2016, Adams State will begin placing students into mathematics courses using ALEKS PPL (Placement, Preparation, and Learning). Students entering Adams State University with an ACT Mathematics score of less than 26 are required to take the Adams State ALEKS Mathematics Placement prior to enrolling in a mathematics course. The placement mechanism allows each student up to five assessments. Students have the option of working with ALEKS in learning mode between assessments to attempt to improve their placement.

Placement based on ALEKS is described in the table below.

ALEKS Score Course(s)
76-100 MATH 120
61-75 MATH 107
46-60 MATH 106
30-45 MATH 099, MATH 104, or MATH 150
14-29 MATH 097
0-13 MATH 095


Off-site Proctoring

Proctoring for the second through fifth assessments is available through Examity, an external company. This is not the same off-site proctoring service used for the ACCUPLACER!

Examity is an option for students who are not on campus but would like to take their next assessment within the ALEKS program. The cost to use Examity is $23 per assessment and is the responsibility of the student- not ASU.

You will need to have a computer with a web camera and a microphone as well as a quite area to take your exam. No one else can be present in the room when you take your assessment. You will also need to be able to provide a valid government ID each time you use Examity.

To take an assessment with Examity, you must first set up an appointment. If you request taking the assessment within 24 hours there will be an additional on-demand charge of $5, bringing your total to $28.

If you have time accommodations, you must take the paperwork to GTLC before setting up the appointment with Examity. 

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