Any CSUEB student who
The Math Department Placement Test is administered through an online tool called ALEKS PPL (Preparation, Placement and Learning). ALEKS consists of three parts:
For general information about ALEKS PPL, go to www.aleks.com/highered/math/ppl.
Be honest. It is important that the Placement Assessments are taken seriously and that you give it an honest effort so that the Placement Assessment truly reflects your current level of knowledge and math preparedness. There is no benefit to cheating on the Placement Assessment – the only result will be that you enroll in a class that is too difficult, or not challenging enough, potentially costing time and money. Therefore, while taking the Placement Assessment, you should not consult any outside sources for help (friends/family, internet searches, textbooks, notes etc...). The purpose of the Placement Assessment is to give an accurate measure of your current mathematical knowledge state so that you will be successful in your mathematics courses. CSUEB’s statement on Academic Dishonesty.
A score of 78 or higher qualifies you to enroll in Calculus I (Math 1304)
A score of 63 or higher qualifies you to enroll in Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry (Math 1300) or Math for Business and Social Sciences (Math 1810).
Your score is valid for one year from the test date. If you take your 4th or 5th Placement Assessment outside of the CSUEB Testing Office, your placement score will not be valid.