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
THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT USES ALEKS PPL for PLACEMENT, PREPARATION, AND LEARNING
The Math Placement Exam, simply put, is a tool to satisfy the prerequisite requirement of a math course for which you are otherwise not eligible to take due to prerequisite requirements. It is a way to demonstrate proficiency of that material, enabling you to move on to a higher level math course.
You may use this test to place into math courses that either your ACT, SAT, or AP scores do not support, to demonstrate proficiency in a course that you did not receive a "C" or better in, or to demonstrate proficiency in a subject that a transfer credit from another college was not accepted here at UW. Courses that you may use the MPE to test out of include the following: Math 900, Math 0921, Math 0925, Math 1000, Math 1400, Math 1405, or Math 1450 (unless otherwise stated in degree requirements).
If you are transferring math course(s) from another college, and they are accepted for transfer credit here at UW, and this course meets the prerequisite of a course you wish to take, then you would not need to take the placement test and can safely disregard the Math Placement Test item on your incoming student check list. (The check list is created, often times, before your transfer transcripts have been received and loaded.)
All incoming freshmen and transfer students will be required to take the MPE unless you qualify for one of the following exemptions:
Each UW graduate will be required to take a minimum of one college level math course before graduating. You should discuss which course will meet your degree requirements with your academic advisor.
Prerequisite is a term for "You have to take this, before you can take that". Prerequisites are common in math course work and help to identify the path necessary to get from point A to point Z.
Course prerequisites are identified in the course description and are part of the course catalog description. We have also created an easy to follow reference card, below, for most of the common math courses for incoming students.
Course Number | Course Title | MPE Cut Score | MPE Level | ACT Math | SAT |
900 | Pre-Algebra | 0-15 | 0 | <21 | ≥ 500 |
921 | Algebra 1 (PREQ Math 0900) | 16-29 | 1 | 21 | ≥ 500 |
925 | Algebra 2 (PREQ Math 0921) | 30-45 | 2 | 21 | ≥ 530 |
1000 | Problem Solving (PREQ Math 0921) | 30-45 | 2 | 21 | ≥ 530 |
1100 | Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers (PREQ Math 0921) | 30-45 | 2 | 21 | ≥ 530 |
1400 | College Algebra (PREQ Math 0925) | 46-60 | 3 | 23 | ≥ 560 |
1405 | Trigonometry (PREQ Math 1400) | 61-80 | 4 | 25 | ≥ 600 |
1450 | Algebra and Trigonometry (PREQ Math 0925) | 46-80 | 3 | 23 | ≥ 560 |
2050 (STAT) | Fundamentals of Statistics (PREQ Math 1000 or Math 1400) | 61-80 | 4 | 26 | ≥ 620 |
2070 (STAT) | Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences (PREQ Math 1000 or Math 1400) | 61-80 | 4 | 26 | ≥ 620 |
2200 | Calculus I (PREQ Math 1405 or Math 1450) | 81-100 | 5 | 27 | ≥ 640 |
2350 | Business Calculus (PREQ Math 1400 or Math 1450) | 61-80 | 4 | 26 | ≥ 620 |
2355 | Math Applications for Business (PREQ Math 1400 or Math 1450) | 61-80 | 4 | 26 | ≥ 620 |
"Q" USP requirement satisfied without taking a math/stats class | 4* | ≥26 | ≥ 620 |
*MPE must be proctored to satisfy the Q requirement with a score of 4 or above.
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.
TESTING INSTRUCTIONS:
The following rules apply to the Math Placement Exam:
The MPE scores are loaded there.
If you are happy with your score you do not need to do anything more.
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.
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 |
Students or their parents can send those results securely without having to go through the trouble of calling the school and requesting the results.
FIRST STEP: DOWNLOAD Honorlock extension
SECOND STEP: CLICK THE "Lets Get started" button below:
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
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