ALEKS Placement Scores
Overview
All undergraduate degrees at Western required students show a minimum level of proficiency in Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR). Your proposed program of study will determine the appropriate Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR) option and which math class you may need; if you are unsure about these options please review the academic advising resources.
*Note: Your first ALEKS score will not count for math placement at Western - we treat ALEKS MPA #1 as a practice test for our students. The scores for ALEKS MPA #2 - Proctored (or highest of scores from MPA 2, 3, or 4 if you should decide to reassess) will count as official for math placement and registration purposes.
Students who are up to 5 points above the “cut-off” score requirements for the class in which they enroll should anticipate spending a greater than average amount of effort and study time to earn a satisfactory math grade in the class. If you enroll in a math class for which your ALEKS MPA score is close to the minimum requirement, spend time before the class begins to review the associated prerequisite math concepts.
Students are admitted to mathematics courses based for the most part on MPA results as shown in the following Scaled Scores table. Please note that the minimum ALEKS scores are subject to annual adjustments, and in support of student academic success.
ALEKS MPA Minimum Score |
Course # | Course Title |
Former MPT General |
Former MPT Advanced |
---|---|---|---|---|
- |
Math 99 |
Intro Algebra |
NA |
NA |
- |
Math 106 |
Quantitative Reasoning |
NA |
NA |
25 |
Math 107 |
Math Reasoning & App |
145 |
143 |
25 |
Math 108 |
Math Apps & Reasoning |
145 |
143 |
30 | Math 111 | Functions & Algebraic Meth for Teachers | NA | NA |
35 |
Math 112 |
Functions & Algebraic Meth |
148 |
143 |
35 |
Math 240 |
Intro to Statistics |
147 |
143 |
45 | Math 371 | Teach P-3 Math I | NA | NA |
45 |
Math 381 |
Teaching K-8 Math |
150 |
143 |
55 |
Math 114 |
Precalculus I |
153 |
143 |
55 |
Math 156 |
Algebra Apps Business/Econ |
153 |
143 |
55 |
Math 160 |
Math & Art |
153 |
143 |
65 |
Math 157 |
Business Calculus |
NA |
149 |
70 |
Math 118 |
Accelerated Precalculus |
158 |
149 |
80 |
Math 124 |
Calculus I |
NA |
153 |
Students may use the MPA scaled results to serve as a prerequisite for registration for the following classes (effective Spring 2018).
ALEKS MPA |
Department |
Course # |
Former MPT |
Former MPT |
---|---|---|---|---|
45 |
ASTR |
103 |
153 |
- |
55 |
ASTR |
113 |
153 |
- |
55 |
BIOL |
140 |
- |
- |
70 |
CHEM |
100 |
- |
- |
70 |
CHEM |
161 |
158 |
149 |
70 |
CHEM |
175 |
158 |
149 |
55 |
CSCI |
140 |
- |
- |
55 |
CSCI |
141 |
- |
- |
80 |
CSCI |
145 |
- |
- |
65 |
DSCI |
205 |
- |
- |
55 | DSCI | 207 | - | - |
55 |
ECON |
140 |
- |
- |
55 |
ECON |
206 |
153 |
- |
55 |
ECON |
207 |
153 |
- |
80 |
ENRG |
360 |
- |
- |
55 |
ENVS |
201 |
153 |
- |
55 |
ENVS |
221 |
153 |
- |
70 |
ESCI |
302 |
158 |
149 |
75 |
ESCI |
321 |
- |
- |
80 |
ESCI |
360 |
- |
- |
55 |
ESCI |
463 |
- |
- |
30 |
GEOL |
101 |
153 |
- |
70 |
GEOL |
211/A |
158 |
149 |
55 |
HNRS |
209 |
153 |
- |
70 |
HNRS |
212 |
- |
- |
55 |
PHYS |
101 |
153 |
- |
55 |
PHYS |
102 |
153 |
- |
55 |
PHYS |
104 |
153 |
- |
80 |
PHYS |
114 |
- |
153 |
45 |
SCED |
201 |
153 |
- |
35 |
SOC |
304 |
- |
- |