Department of Mathematics and Statistics

ALEKS PPL Math Assessment


ALEKS PPL is an assessment tool used for three purposes at Chico State:

  • Calculus Readiness: For students in STEM majors (math intensive) that are GE Math ready and need to assess readiness for calculus (MATH 120 or 109).
  • Boosting Math Placement: For students in GE Math with Support or Ready with Support- Early Start Required placement levels and want an opportunity to assess for a higher placement level. This opportunity is available to all majors but, is especially recommended for STEM majors.
  • International Students: For incoming first-year international students that are not exempt to determine math placement level.

Learn more about how Chico State uses multiple measures to determine first-year math placement levels.

International Students

International students who do not take the ALEKS PPL assessment, and are not exempt, will be blocked from enrolling in classes until they complete all three steps of ALEKS PPL. ALEKS PPL for International Students