ALEKS Math Assessment
What is ALEKS?
To place students into appropriate math courses, Clark College uses an assessment called ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces), a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions and uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know. Please note: ALEKS may not be taken after getting a letter grade (A - F) in a math course at Clark.
Can I retake ALEKS?
When and where can I take a proctored exam?
Proctored assessments are offered in Gaiser Hall 128 in the Enrollment Services office during check-in hours on a walk-in basis only (no need to schedule an appointment).
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Test registration can be completed upon arrival; unlike our English Readiness Assessment (ERA), there is no need to register 24 hours in advance. Students take 60 to 90 minutes on average for the ALEKS assessment.
What do I need to bring?
How can I prepare?
The first (and only the first) attempt at the assessment can be taken as a practice test at home. Students are encouraged to take the practice test, as it is good preparation for the proctored attempts. Upon completion, students can view their results by topic. These topics can then be studied in the Prep and Learning Modules before taking a proctored assessment at the Assessment Center.
To access the practice test, students must provide their student ID number in a request for access from the Assessment Center at (360) 992-2588, firstname.lastname@example.org, or in-person (Gaiser Hall 128). If students do not want to take the practice test, however, their first attempt may count as a proctored attempt if taken in the Assessment Center.
When do I complete the ALEKS Prep and Learning Modules?
How do I receive my score and math course placement?
View the ALEKS placement range chart