Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

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What is the ALEKS Learning Module?

After the first assessment, a targeted Learning Module, targeted based on your knowledge and gaps in knowledge discovered during the first assessment, is available to you to review and learn material, and, hopefully, to improve placement and eventual course outcomes. All students are strongly encouraged to spend several hours using the ALEKS Prep and Learning Module. Even if you have achieved placement in your desired course, time spent in ALEKS will better prepare you for your upcoming course and ultimately lead to better grades.

The Learning Module must be accessed within six (6) months of completing the initial ALEKS assessment in order to be activated; otherwise it will not be available at all.  Once it is accessed, the Learning Module is available for six (6) months.

Progress in the Learning Module does not automatically result in a new placement.  Students will still need to retake the ALEKS assessment after working in the Learning Module in order to attempt to place higher.

 

Is there a fee for the Learning Module available through ALEKS?

The Learning Module is part of the assessment bundle: five (5) assessments and a six (6) month access to the Learning Module.

 

How does the Learning Module work?

Once you complete the initial ALEKS assessment, you will be assigned a Learning Module to review and learn math concepts. In order to take a reassessment, you must use the Learning Module for at least three (3) hours.  You can use it for longer than three (3) hours until you feel prepared to attempt a reassessment.  Along the way, you will see progress reports that indicate your current knowledge level.  Then when you are ready, you may choose to complete a new assessment by clicking on the placement tab on the upper right of the page within ALEKS.

Progress in the Learning Module does not automatically result in a new placement. Students will need to retake the ALEKS assessment after working in the Learning Module in order to attempt to place higher.

If you achieve your desired score for the course in which you need to enroll, you may choose to stop the Learning Module. If you do not receive your desired score, you must use the Learning Module for another three (3) hours and wait twenty-four (24) hours before attempting a new assessment.  Within ALEKS, you have a full six (6) month period to achieve the desired placement score.  Of course, course enrollment at LUC may end prior to those six (6) months and you have to finish before enrollment ends.

 

Can I retake the ALEKS Placement Assessment immediately?

You must spend at least three (3) hours in the Learning Module and wait twenty-four (24) hours after the previous placement assessment before attempting another. There is generally no benefit to re-taking the assessment immediately after completing a prior attempt. Unlike the SAT or ACT, you cannot improve your results by simply re-taking the assessment without spending time in the Learning Module to refresh material that you may have forgotten or to learn new material.

 

How long can I use the ALEKS Learning Module?

Once students begin the Learning Module, they may use it for up to six (6) months, even during classes. After enrollment ends and after a student has enrolled in MATH 100, 117, 118, 131 reassessments do not alter a student’s placement.  Students using the Learning Module should check the e-mail account provided to ALEKS for reminders about the amount of time remaining in the Learning Module. Once the six (6) month period is up, students do not have access to the Learning Module.