Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Mathematics Placement at WIU

ALEKS Scores and WIU Math Placement

Upon completion of an assessment test, students will see:

  • A placement score as a percentage and a detailed score for each set of topics tested
  • The corresponding WIU Math placement level (see Part III in How to Determine Placement) and the cut-off scores for each placement category
  • Recommendation for a Prep and Learning Module  

ALEKS Cut Scores:

ALEKS Score WIU Math Placement
0-35 Cat 1: Math 099
36-47 Cat 2: Math 100
48-60 Cat 3: Math 101, 102, 123, 128, Stat 171
61-75 Cat 5: Math 101, 102, 123, 128, 129, 137, 260, Stat 171
76-100 Cat 6: Math 101, 102, 123, 128, 129, 133, 137, 260, Stat 171

Improving on Deficient Areas

Following each test, a recommendation for a Prep and Learning Module is displayed; the student can choose a single module from a list. We advise that students follow the recommendation or the WIU recommendation below. If still unsure, or if the score is close to the cut-off, please contact Dr. Boris Petracovici (b-petracovici@wiu.edu) or Ms. Angela Kline (ad-kline@wiu.edu).

The selected module contains a report in the form of a color-keyed pie chart. Each "slice" corresponds to a particular area (such as "decimals" or "fractions and proportions"), and may be opened to produce a list of the topics which the student can choose to work on.

WIU Prep and Learning Module Recommendations

  • To place out of Category 1 into Category 2, select Prep for Intermediate Algebra or Prep for College Algebra
  • To place out of Category 2 into Category 3, select Prep for College Algebra
  • To place out of Category 3 into Categor 4 or 5, select Prep for PreCalculus
  • To place out of Category 4 or 5 into Category 6, select Prep for Calculus
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