What’s Covered in Assessments

ALEKS PPL placement assessments cover material ranging from properties of numbers up through trigonometry.  

You may encounter some topics that you haven’t seen before—that’s OK! These are assessments to determine what you do know, not exams to test you on material that you're expected to know.

Real numbers

fractions, integers, and percentages

Equations and inequalities

linear equations, linear inequalities, systems of linear equations, and quadratic equations

Linear and quadratic functions

graphs and functions, linear functions, and parabolas

Exponents and polynomials

integer exponents, polynomial arithmetic, factoring, and polynomial equations

Rational and radical expressions

rational equations and functions, higher roots, and rational exponents


perimeter, area, volume, and coordinate geometry

Exponentials and logarithms

function compositions and inverses, logarithmic identities and equations


trigonometric functions, identities, and equations

If you'd like to know more about what to expect, you can read the detailed list of  ALEKS placement assessment problem types.