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Quantitative Reasoning Exam
The Quantitative Reasoning Exam (QRE) is now called the Mathematics Proficiency Exam (MPE).
The proficiency exam is administered online through ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning system (ALEKS PPL). This adaptive testing system will assess your mastery over a broad range of mathematical topics ranging from basic arithmetic to precalculus (including trigonometry). Your score on the test will determine what math and science classes you can register for.
There is a $25 fee for taking the placement exam, paid to ALEKS when you set up your account. This includes five chances to take the placement exam, and six months of access to an adaptive online learning module.
*** IMPORTANT DATES ***
PROCTORED ALEKS Proficiency Exam offered to all students
PROCTORED ALEKS RETAKE offered to those students who did not achieve desired placement on 3/31.
Invitation only (based on
To take the exam
- Sign up to take the exam by clicking on the link in the blue box above.
- Set up or renew your account with ALEKS.
- Enter the Course Code F6TML-CVGXG when prompted. You will then enter your credit card information to pay the $25 fee for the exam. This fee includes FIVE exam attempts as well as 6 months in an adaptive online learning module.
- Practice and Review!
- If you are setting up or renewing an account, use your first exam as a practice test! (Your score will not count as your placement score. Only proctored results will be recorded by the registrar.)
- If you have already taken the test, use the learning module to review and prepare.
If you have already taken Precalculus (in high school) you should choose the Prep for Calculus module, otherwise you should choose the Prep for Precalculus Module. Both modules include all of the content from the Prep for College Algebra module.
Calculators? Time Limits? What’s on the exam?
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
For any question or issues, please email us at QRadvice@lclark.edu