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Symbolic and Quantitative Resource Center (SQRC)

Quantitative Reasoning Exam

The placement 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.     


Incoming students who have not yet arrived on campus, please follow the instructions sent to you. 

 

Continuing students, please follow the instructions below. 
 
     The next exams are:

Saturday, August 31, 2019

PROCTORED Exam
This opportunity is during New Student Orientation and is intended for incoming students. However, if you are unable to take the exam on Tuesday, the first day of classes (see below), you may take it Saturday, dependent on space. The exam will be offered at 9am and 10:30am. Continuing students please opt for Tuesday if possible. 

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

PROCTORED Exam
This opportunity is on the first day of classes of the Fall 2019 semester and is offered at 6pm and 7:30pm. This will be the last opportunity to take the placement exam before the end of the add/drop period.

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Instructions for taking the Assessment

 

  1. Sign up to take the exam by clicking on the link in the blue box above.   
  2. Set up or renew your account with ALEKS.
    1. If you have never used ALEKS before, start at this link.  
    2. If you already have an ALEKS account, but your access is expired, you will need to sign up for a “new class”. To do this, just log into ALEKS using your ALEKS username and password, then select:
  3. Enter the Course Code EA9TV-AUKT9 when prompted.  You will then enter your credit card information to pay the $25 fee to set up your account.  This fee includes FIVE exam attempts as well as 6 months in an adaptive online learning module.   
  4. Take a Practice Test and/or and review for the real deal.
    1. 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.)  
    2. If you have already taken an ALEKS 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 eosullivan@lclark.edu

Symbolic and Quantitative Resource Center (SQRC)

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    Symbolic and Quantitative Resource Center is located in room 134 of JR Howard on the Undergraduate Campus.

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    Director: Emily O’Sullivan
    email: eosullivan@lclark.edu

    Symbolic and Quantitative Resource Center

    • Symbolic and Quantitative Resource Center Lewis & Clark 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road MSC 110 Portland OR 97219