ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (MPA) Scores for Math & Other Courses

*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 within 5 points of 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 on MPA (or the former paper-based MPT) results as shown in the following Scaled Scores table (effective Spring 2018):

ALEKS MPA
Proctored Official*
#2, #3, or #4

Course

Former MPT General

Former MPT Advanced

 

Math 99

NA

NA

30

Math 107

145

143

35

Math 112

148

143

40

Math 240

147

143

45

Math 381

150

143

55

Math 114

153

143

55

Math 156

153

143

55

Math 160

153

143

65

Math 157

NA

149

70

Math 118

158

149

80

Math 124

NA

153

Students may use the MPA (or the former paper-based MPT) scaled results to serve as a prerequisite for registration for the following classes - (effective Spring 2018).

ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (MPA) Scores for other Departments:

ALEKS MPA
Proctored/Official*
#2, #3, or #4

Department

Course #

Former MPT
General Score

Former MPT
Advanced
Score

55

ASTR

103

153

-

55

ASTR

113

153

-

45

BIOL

140

-

-

65

CHEM

100

-

-

65

CHEM

121

158

149

70

CHEM

125

158

149

55

CSCI

140

-

-

55

CSCI

141

-

-

65

DSCI

205

-

-

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

80

ESCI

360

-

-

55

GEOL

101

153

-

70

GEOL

211

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

-

 

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