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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Fall and Spring: 8am - 5pm

Summer Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Ross Hall Rm. #224

Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-3036

Phone: 307-766-4221

Fax: 307-766-6838

Email: gauss@uwyo.edu

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Statistics Program Information

Email: statistics@uwyo.edu

Math Placement Access and Instructions

THIS IS IMPORTANT!

You should take this seriously, your academic future could rest on your MPE score.
You should study, and refresh your math skills before taking this assessment.
Study Guides and other resources to help you prepare for the the placement exam:
  • EdReady - FREE - Web based diagnostic and instruction

 

The Cost?

The ALEKS PPL test pack costs $15 via credit/debit card and includes 1 assessment, online tutoring, and up to 4 retake opportunities. Your access lasts for one year. After one year you will have to purchase access again by phone: (1-800-258-2374) and give them the class code: VHDWJ-LD946.

Honorlock Proctoring costs $10 per assessment and $10 for each retake you utilize. To use Honorlock you will need a webcam and mic. You will also need to use Google Chrome as your browser and download the Honorlock extension honorlock.com/aleks?v=uwyo

Starting August 14, 2019-all ALEKS exams will need to be proctored. All exams will default to online proctoring using Honorlock which costs $10 per assessment and $10 for each retake. On-campus proctoring is also available for no cost (besides purchasing the ALEKS PPL test pack). Information about proctoring, including the dates and locations for on-campus proctoring are available on the Math Placement Exam Proctoring page.

 

Your ALEKS Math placement score is good for 1 calendar year.

Please read the information and instructions carefully:

TESTING INSTRUCTIONS:       

The following rules apply to the Math Placement Exam:

  • This is a web based application accessible from any web enabled device, 24/7.
  • If you are taking this outside of an on-campus proctoring session, you must use Honorlock. To use Honorlock, you must have Google Chrome and install the Honorlock Extension: honorlock.com/aleks?v=uwyo
  • If you navigate to ALEKS with a browser other than Chrome or do not install the extension you will get an error message asking for a proctoring password-there is no password, install the extension and then navigate to ALEKS using Chrome.
  • The exam should take between 60-90 minutes to complete; and you will have 2 hours to complete the exam once you begin it, so take your time.  
  • Calculators are not permitted. ALEKS will provide an on-screen calculator when appropriate.
  • Inital assessment should be taken before you attend your scheduled orientation session.
  • Exam must be completed before registering for any math course unless one of the qualified exemptions, mentioned on the math placement page, applies to you.
  • You do not have to use any of the re-take/guided learning opportunities if you are satisfied with your initial score.
  • We accept the highest score of any attempt or retake.

After the assessment is complete: 

  • You will receive your score as soon as you are done with the assessment.
  • Honoorlock proctoring can take 3-5 business days to review your exam. Once that has been completed your score will automatically be sent to UW and will be loaded to your WyoWeb/Student Records/Test Scores Tab. Your score will be loaded as soon as it has been received but, as stated above, that can take some time so please be patient.  
  • Once the score has been loaded you may register for the appropriate course on WyoWeb, in the normal way.

Once your score is loaded you can see it for yourself via Wyoweb:

  • Click on Students, and after login go to Student Records, and then Academic Profle.
  • On the Academic profile page you will see a tab that says "Prior Education and Testing".
  • Your MPE score will be loaded there (can take 5-7 business days)

If you are happy with your score you do not need to do anything else except register for the appropriate math class.

 

Guided Learning  and re-take opportunities:

If you are not happy with your initial assessment score you may use the guided learning opportunity included with your assessment pack purchase. To access the guided learning and re-take option you simply need to log back into the ALEKS account you created when you took your first assessment.

Based on your assessment score, you may select one of the tutoring modules recommended, see chart below. Once you have completed the required in-product tutoring you may use one of your re-takes.

  • You must wait a minimum of 48-hours between the initial assessment and each re-take, AND
  • You must complete the minimum number of hours of guided learning required by each re-take.
  • We accept the highest score of any assessment test, it can't hurt you to try.

Choose…

… to get into

Prep for Beginning Algebra

Math 0921

Prep for Intermediate Algebra

Math 0925, 1000, 1100, 1123

Prep for College Algebra

Math 1400, 1450

Prep for Pre-Calculus

Math 1405, 2350, 2355; Stat 2050, 2070

Prep for Calculus

Math 2200

 

 

 

OKAY, Let's Get Started!

FIRST STEP: DOWNLOAD Honorlock extension using Google Chrome as your browser.

Honorlock Proctoring costs $10 per assessment and $10 for each retake you utilize. To use Honorlock you will need a webcam and mic. You will also need to use Google Chrome as your browser and download the Honorlock extension honorlock.com/aleks?v=uwyo. More information about Honorlock and on campus proctoring options is available on our Math Placement Exam Proctoring page

SECOND STEP: CLICK THE "Get Started Now" button: 

When setting up your new UW ALEKS account please select: 

I have never used ALEKS

√  Purchase access online

About your school information: University of Wyoming-Laramie

If you plan to take this assessment with Disability Support Services, please contact Glory Taylor, gtaylo13@uwyo.edu, 307 766-6831, before purchasing the exam or clicking the "Get Started Now!" button below.  

ALEKS Link

 

 

 

 


Need your score sent to a different school?
Need to send your ALEKS score to UW?


Students or their parents can send those results securely without having to go through the trouble of calling the school and requesting the results.

 

Click Here to read how!

 

 

 


Questions?

Contact:
Glory Taylor
Program Coordinator 
Mathematics and Statistics
CASM | Math Placement
307 766-6831
gtaylo13@uwyo.edu

Contact Us

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Fall and Spring: 8am - 5pm

Summer Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Ross Hall Rm. #224

Dept. 3036, 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-3036

Phone: 307-766-4221

Fax: 307-766-6838

Email: gauss@uwyo.edu

__________________________

Statistics Program Information

Email: statistics@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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