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ALEKS Math Placement Assessment and Learning Modules

We want to you to be successful at Rollins College.  To help place you in the most appropriate courses, we are requiring an ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment to evaluate and improve your mathematical readiness. 

This is a placement assessment and learning tool, not a test. A Placement Assessment is designed to determine what you know and what you need to work on. At the end of the ALEKS Assessment, you will have a much better sense of your strengths and weaknesses in math. You may then use the provided Prep and Learning Modules to brush up on topics that may have been forgotten or haven’t been practiced for some time.

What will Rollins do with ALEKS data?

Your assessment results will serve as an advising tool only. Rollins Faculty will make customized recommendations for the most appropriate courses as you move forward with college coursework. Once you begin college, you will have the opportunity to meet with your advisor one-on-one to review your recommendations and enroll in the best classes based on your ALEKS data and personal interests.

What won’t Rollins do with ALEKS data?

Your ALEKS performance data will not prevent you from registering for any class that you wish to take.  The ALEKS assessment is first used by you; after reviewing your recommended placement, you have the opportunity to take advantage of the Prep and Learning Modules to improve your readiness.  Rollins Faculty can then recommend the most appropriate level course so you can be successful.  There is no benefit to cheating on the Placement Assessment – the only result will be that you enroll in a class that is too difficult (or not challenging enough), potentially costing you time and money.

How does ALEKS work?

  • Access to the ALEKS assessment is available to matriculating Rollins first-year students on Foxlink. It will be provided by Rollins at no cost to you. The assessment is up to 30 questions and generally takes between 60-90 minutes to complete. 
  • After receiving your score, you will have the opportunity to use the individualized Prep and Learning Modules to refresh your knowledge and skill. You can take the assessment again to potentially improve your readiness.

What do I need to prepare for the ALEKS assessment?

  • About two or three hours of uninterrupted work time
  • Access to your Foxlink Account 
  • A pencil and paper
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A space conducive to doing your best work
  • Do NOT use your own calculator

All other resources are provided by ALEKS.  You may not use outside resources (textbooks, friends, family, search engines, etc.).  Using an unauthorized resource is a violation of the Rollins College Honor Code.


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