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Where can I take an ALEKS PPL proctored assessment?

Snow College students can take a proctored placement assessment at the Ephraim Campus Testing Center or the Richfield Campus Testing Center. (See https://snow.edu/academics/testing_center/index.html for information on testing center location, hours, and contact information.)

Students who do not live close to the Ephraim or Richfield campus of Snow College may request to take the ALEKs PPL exam at an authorized proctor location in their area, where available. Additional proctor fees may apply. Use this link to request a proctored exam.

 

Is Remote Proctoring available for ALEKs?

Yes, students may use Honorlock Proctoring to take the ALEKs placement assessments remotely using a webcam and microphone.  There is a $13.00 proctoring fee for each attempt.  Please review the Honorlock quickstart and guidelines prior to the test. 

Honorlock Remote proctoring is available on-demand 24/7, with no scheduling required.

Use Honorlock by following these steps:

  1. Using Google Chrome, install the Honorlock Chrome Extension.
  2. With the extension installed, navigate to your ALEKs placement assessment and follow the proctoring instructions that appear on-screen.  (Note:  You should be able to click submit password with the field blank as long as you have the Honorlock extension added to your browser.)

For additional help, contact Honorlock live chat support at honorlock.com/support.

 
What do I need to bring with me to take the assessment?

You will need a picture ID and a pencil or pen.  You will be provided with scratch paper.  All other resources are provided by ALEKS PPL  You will NOT be allowed to use your own calculator. If one is needed to answer a question, ALEKS PPL will provide one automatically for that question.

 
How do I access ALEKS PPL?

Students can access ALEKS PPL through a link in their Snow College Badger Web account.  You will have to sign-in to your account and click on the Math Placement Exam (ALEKS) link.

ALEKS access in Badger Web

 

What is the format of the questions on ALEKS?

ALEKS is not a multiple-choice Placement Assessment. It is open-response and requires you to work out solutions with a paper and pencil, then enter them into ALEKS. Before you take the first assessment, ALEKS PPL will present a short tutorial on how to enter answers, how to use the graphing utilities, and how to use the built in calculator that will be offered when appropriate. TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THIS TUTORIAL AND BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND HOW THESE FEATURES WORK.

 

May I use a calculator or any other resources during a Placement Assessment?

ALEKS will provide an on-screen calculator if you need one to complete a particular problem. Otherwise, you may not use a calculator.  You may only use a pen or pencil, paper, and the resources provided within ALEKS.

 

Can I review a question after I've answered it?

Because ALEKS is adaptive, once you submit an answer, you cannot change it. Be sure to carefully check your answer before submitting your response.

 

What if I see questions I don’t know?  

It is likely that you will be asked questions on material you have not yet learned. On such questions it is appropriate to answer, I don't know. On any question that you have familiarity with, however, it is important to do your best. I don't know is interpreted by ALEKS to mean that you do not know how to solve the topic, and this will be reflected in the Placement Assessment results. There is no penalty for incorrectly answering a question on the Placement Assessment, it only helps ALEKS understand what you know and don’t know. 

 

Are Placement Assessments timed?

Yes, you have 3 hours to complete a Placement Assessment once it has begun.  The assesment generally takes most students 60-90 minutes to complete. 

 

What happens if I do not complete a Placement Assessment in the allotted time?

You will be given a placement result for the incomplete placement assessment once time expires, but it will not be a true reflection of your abilities.

 
Academic Integrity

The only purpose of the assessment is to give an accurate measure of your current mathematical skills so that you will have a better opportunity to be successful in your courses. There is no benefit to inflating or deflating your abilities on the assessment. Taking a class that is not appropriate for your current level of mathematical knowledge could delay your graduation. Therefore, while you are taking the assessment, do not consult any other source for help (friends, family, internet searches, textbooks, etc.), and do your honest best.

In addition, as a member of Snow College’s community, you are expected to uphold Snow College honesty policy, which includes doing honest academic work.

 

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