What topics does the ALEKS PPL assessment cover?

ALEKS is an adaptive, online program that encompasses 314 topics. The advanced AI can accurately sense a testing candidates’ proper placement in thirty or fewer questions, so the length of the Placement Assessment varies for everyone. It is designed to identify if you are prepared for a particular course. After you take the first placement assessment, you will have the opportunity to review and master additional topics to reassess and improve your placement using your customized Preparation and Learning module.

•Real numbers: including fractions, integers, and percentages

•Equations and inequalities: including linear equations, linear inequalities, systems of linear equations, and quadratic equations

•Linear and quadratic functions: including graphs and functions, linear functions, and parabolas, exponents and polynomials (integer exponents, polynomial arithmetic, factoring, and polynomial equations), rational expressions (rational equations and rational functions)

•Radical expressions: including higher roots and rational exponents

•Exponentials and logarithms: including function compositions and inverse functions, properties of logarithms, and logarithmic equations

•Geometry and trigonometry: including perimeter, area, and volume, coordinate geometry, trigonometric functions, and identities and equations.