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

All undergraduate degrees at Western required students show a minimum level of proficiency in Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR). Your proposed program of study will determine the appropriate Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR) option and which math class you may need; if you are unsure about these options please review the academic advising resources.

*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 up to 5 points above 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 Minimum Score
Proctored Official*
#2, #3, or #4

Course # Course Title

Former MPT General

Former MPT Advanced

-

Math 99

Intro Algebra

NA

NA

-

Math 106

Quantitative Reasoning

NA

NA

25

Math 107

Math Reasoning & App

145

143

25

Math 108

Math Apps & Reasoning

145

143

35

Math 112

Functions & Algebraic Meth

148

143

35

Math 240

Intro to Statistics

147

143

45

Math 381

Teaching K-8 Math

150

143

55

Math 114

Precalculus I

153

143

55

Math 156

Algebra Apps Business/Econ

153

143

55

Math 160

Math & Art

153

143

65

Math 157

Business Calculus

NA

149

70

Math 118

Accelerated Precalculus

158

149

80

Math 124

Calculus I

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

-

55

BIOL

140

-

-

70

CHEM

100

-

-

70

CHEM

161

158

149

70

CHEM

175

158

149

55

CSCI

140

-

-

55

CSCI

141

-

-

80

CSCI

145

-

-

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

75

ESCI

321

-

-

80

ESCI

360

-

-

55

ESCI

463

-

-

30

GEOL

101

153

-

70

GEOL

211/A

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

-

35

SOC

304

-

-

 

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