ALEKS Math Test Prep

ALEKS Math Test Prep

Select the button below to start our ALEKS Math test prep course. We provide the exact tutoring and practice tests you need to ace the ALEKS Math placement test.

What is on the ALEKS math placement test?

The math on the ALEKS placement test covers Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. However, since the level of difficulty of each question is determined based on the student’s answers to previous questions, some students never advance to the Algebra 2 test questions.
Based on 134 reviews
My ALEKS test went really well! After not using math in over 7 years after using the MathHelp lessons I placed into calc which was a higher course then I needed! I genuinely loved the program and the structure of it. The videos are short and to the point and the practice problems allow for you to mess up before you take the test. Thank you for creating this site and offering at an affordable rate!
Lyric Reed Anderson
Lyric Reed Anderson
23:02 21 Aug 20
I was able to score an 81 on my ALEKS test which was far more than satisfactory for the placement I needed. I really enjoyed the clear explanations in the videos! All of the presenters did such an amazing job of clearly explaining the material, and the fact that you could speed the videos up and still really understand what they were saying was a game changer. All in all I was very pleased with the quality of the site, it reminded me of the way my favorite math teacher in high school taught. Such an amazing resource!
Jake Wittig
Jake Wittig
14:12 19 Aug 20
My ALEKS test went really well, much better than I needed to place into a class in fact. I thought the teaching was excellent at There was just enough information provided to answer the questions without any extra fluff. If I need additional help I’ll look to enroll in another mathhelp course to boost my chances of success
John Doe
John Doe
16:16 13 Aug 20
I'm a 40 year old going back to college at Penn State online to finish my business degree. I have not taken a math class in 20 years and when I found out that I had to take the Aleks test, I researched tutorials online. Out of the many tutorials that I sampled before I purchased, was the best at providing short lessons that were to the point. I finally understand Algebra because of these lessons. I took the Aleks test this week and scored high enough to place me into Algebra II.After Algebra II, my only other math class will be Calculus. That was my goal and I accomplished it. I do plan on using again when I start Algebra II in the spring semester and also when I take Calculus. Because of this tutorial, I am no longer terrified of math!
Iliana Garcia
Iliana Garcia
13:38 07 Aug 20
We accomplished what we set out to do with successful ALEKS results. This site was very well put together. Glad I used it and I would recommend it.
Miguel Morales
Miguel Morales
19:02 16 May 20
As a 27 year-old returning back to finish my degree, it has been quite a while since I’ve been in a math course. After taking my ALEKS exam and only scoring a 54, I was extremely disappointed. I quickly signed up for your course and am pleased to say that after the completion of your ALEKS prep, I scored a 74, and I was able to test into the advanced math class my new degree requires. The entire course was exceptional, and I am very grateful for the thorough education.
Brandon May
Brandon May
14:07 12 Apr 20
The ALEKS went fantastic! It’s been 20 years since high school so all the topic were very helpful since I didn’t remember a thing but as I started seeing the lessons flow one from the other and gradually getting heavier, it was all coming back. The flow was the best part - the connection between lessons and how it gradually progressed. I am very grateful!
Liliya Penkal
Liliya Penkal
12:26 07 Mar 20

How to study for the ALEKS Math Test

1. Select an ALEKS study guide.

Make sure your review includes comprehensive instruction, guided practice, and interactive tests.

2. Learn the content.

Don’t settle for quick help that won’t move the needle. Use ALEKS Math diagnostic tests to determine where you should focus your energies, and don’t be afraid to go back to more basic lessons to build your foundation. You’ll also benefit greatly from grade reports to monitor your progress and keep you on task.

3. Practice efficiently.

Target the topics that are covered on the test - nothing more and nothing less. The best ALEKS Math test prep programs allow you to make the most of your time.

4. Take an ALEKS practice test.

Test prep books and practice questions are great, and classes and tutors are helpful, but there’s no substitute for seeing what you’ll actually face on test day and doing a trial run. Any ALEKS Math test prep course worth its salt will include practice tests as a core component of your preparation for the test.

5. Sign up for the test.

If you follow the steps above, there’s no reason to be nervous. You’ll be ready!

What is ALEKS?

ALEKS stands for Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces, which is an online program for math, business, science, and behavioral science. The learning is personalized and the assessments are adaptive, allowing the ALEKS to deliver the exact content that the student needs.

What is ALEKS math?

The ALEKS math assessment is an adaptive program that is delivered online and uses artificial intelligence to identify the exact areas where students need help based on their answers to open-response questions.

How does the ALEKS program work?

The ALEKS quickly assesses the student’s knowledge of a course by using just 20 to 30 questions in most cases. The reason the ALEKS works so well in such a short period of time (45 minutes or so) is that it adapts to the student’s responses. In other words, each question is based on the student’s answers to all of the previous questions.

How do I pass the ALEKS placement test?

Here are five tips you can use to do well enough to pass the ALEKS math test:

  1. Don’t do the problems in your head – use pencil and paper.
  2. Do use a calculator when available – some questions allow it.
  3. Don’t go into the test cold – refresh your skills beforehand.
  4. Don’t rush – you have a full 24 hours to complete the ALEKS test.
  5. Do answer every question – there is no penalty for a wrong answer.

How many questions are on the ALEKS test?

The ALEKS test is composed of 20 to 35 questions. The questions are open-response and the test is adaptive, meaning that each question is based on the student’s answer to the previous question. It usually takes about 45 minutes to complete the test.

Is the ALEKS placement test hard?

The ALEKS placement test is hard because it’s adaptive. In other words, the more questions you answer correctly, the harder the questions become. Therefore, you always be pushed to the limits of your knowledge. Another reason the ALEKS test is hard is that it’s designed to place you into any math course all the way up to Calculus, so the questions can become quite difficult if you continue to get the answers right.

What is a good ALEKS test score?

An ALEKS test score of 30 or more is considered good because it means you’re ready for college math. If you want to place into Calculus, however, you’ll need an ALEKS math score of at least 75.

Can I take the ALEKS test at home?

Yes, you can take the ALEKS test at home, and most students prefer to do so. The convenience of taking the test at home is one of the great advantages of the ALEKS compared to other placement tests that require you to take the test in person at the testing centers.

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