Taking the Math Placement Assessment
With very few exceptions, all students must take the math placement assessment to determine the most appropriate placement for them in a math course and to register for their math course. EWU uses a program called ALEKS, which is an adaptive learning tool, to determine a math placement for each individual student. View Math Placement Assessment Scores below. COVID-19 Update: Students may now take the assessment online for no additional charge. See Step #3 for more info.
Create Your Account
Create your account in ALEKS and take the initial practice assessment. Take this assessment without help so that the program can place you in the correct learning module.
You will need to agree to the following terms and conditions before creating your account. After you click “submit,” you will receive access to ALEKS.
Complete a Minimum of Three Hours of Practice in the Prep and Learning Module
After you have completed the practice assessment, ALEKS will assign you a prep and learning module based on your practice assessment to help you review for the proctored assessment. You must complete a minimum of three hours before you are eligible to take the proctored assessment.
Take the Proctored Assessment
As a result of the requirement to maintain physical distancing, we will not be offering an option for on-campus assessments. Instead, your purchase of the ALEKS program for placement includes the free use of Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor (with your webcam).
Current Students: If you have already made an appointment to use ProctorU for an online exam, you may cancel that appointment and follow the prompts provided in ALEKS to proceed with your exam free of charge using Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor (webcam).