ALEKS is a computerized Math placement test.
Please contact the Testing Center to schedule an appointment to take a proctored exam.
Appointments are required.
If the exam is taken at the LCSC Testing Center:
If you do not have a credit or debit card or your test is being paid for with a voucher, please contact the LCSC Testing Center for further instructions, 208-792-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not proceed with creating an account with the course code listed on this page.
If the proctored exam is taken at a different testing site, the student is responsible for paying to ALEKS the $20 fee as well as that sites proctoring fee.
Students must make an account on the ALEKS website prior to arriving for the proctored exam.
After completing the survey and tools tutorials you will come to a screen that says: "Up Next, Placement Assessment 1" and in smaller letters "Unproctored". From this point there are two options available to you.
Option 1: Take an unproctored test for practice before taking the proctored test (RECOMMENDED)
Click the "Get Started" button and take an unproctored test at home. This is a practice test and does not count toward your college placement. After you complete an unproctored test at home you will be assigned some Prep and Learning Modules to get even more practice. After completing the unproctored test and the Prep and Learning Modules call and make an appointment to take your proctored ALEKS exam. Testers can take the proctored exam two times.
Option 2: Skip the Unproctored Test and take the Proctored placement test
If you do not want to take the unproctored test for practice first and do the Prep and Learning Modules for even more practice you can skip it. Though this is an option, it is not the recommended option. After completing the tutorials do NOT click on the "Get Started Button" for the unproctored test. Log out and close the website and call to make an appointment for your proctored test. After completing the first proctored test you will be given access to Prep and Learning Modules that you can do on your own at home for practice. You can then take your proctored test a second time, if you chose, in an attempt to place higher.
You are given 2 hours to complete your proctored ALEKS exam.
Exam scores are available immediately after testing. Student will print 1 copy of their proctored exam results at the Testing Center to take to Admissions or their advisor.
Students at LCSC are allowed to take a proctored ALEKS exam twice. There is also an option for testers to take an unproctored exam at home for practice before taking their proctored exam. Please see the section above titled "I Have Created My Aleks Account, Now What Do I Do?" for further information.
Students are not allowed to register for and start a math class and then come take the ALEKS exam to place higher.
Retakes will also be allowed for any of the following reasons:
Yes. Students will need to find a qualified proctor and fill out a proctor request form. This form must be sent in a minimum of 1 week prior to the anticipated testing date to ensure adequate time to fulfill the request. Students will need to create their ALEKS accounts using LCSC's course code, DW9QH-3MHLK. Follow all directions on our website for creating your account, http://www.lcsc.edu/testing-center/lcsc-placement-exams/aleks-math-placement-exam/ . The LCSC Testing Center will send required information to the proctor. Students are responsible for paying the $15 to ALEKS and any fee their proctoring site charges.
Students can also contact a preapproved Outreach Center for an appointment for the ALEKS exam. A proctoring fee determined by the Outreach Center will apply.
There are two LCSC locations the test can be taken with no additional proctoring fee. Students that want to test at one of the two locations listed below must contact that office to make an appointment.
Yes, please contact your school first to get the information needed to create your ALEKS account with their course code and to request the proctor code be sent to LCSC. After you have contacted your school to arrange for the exam to be taken at LCSC, contact the LCSC Testing Center to make an appointment.
Yes, please follow the procedures below.
Print the Authorization to Share ALEKS Test Results form*.
Fill out the form in its entirety and be sure to sign and date the bottom. Original signature is required, digital signature is not acceptable.
Send the form to the Testing Center via email, fax or deliver it in person.
* The LCSC Testing Center must have the Authorization to Share ALEKS Test Results form on file before any results are sent.
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Phone: 208-792-2100 or 1-800-879-0453