Setting up your cohort is as easy as 1-2-3-4. Our new cohort wizard will guide you through.
In Step 1, you define the basic settings of the cohort, including the name, dates, and how students access the program. You can also define the settings for each placement assessment, such as whether or not they are proctored. The “cool-off” period prevents testing fatigue by blocking a student from taking back-to-back assessments.
Next, you will determine the Prep and Learning Module settings. The Prep and Learning Module requirement gives students a chance to refresh their math skills, which helps them to improve their score on their next placement attempt, and ultimately, their placement in a math course.
Lastly, you will define the placement results screen, which is what students see when they complete the Placement Assessment. You can include a cut score table that outlines which course students are eligible for based on their score. By including a link to your institution’s placement webpage guide, you’ll provide students with important information on what their score means and what opportunities they have to improve their placement.
Once testing begins, you will have access to a cohort dashboard with detailed reports about your students.
ALEKS PPL offers detailed data analytics at the student, cohort, and institution levels. You have the data to optimize cut scores, provide targeted intervention to students, and design curriculums that effectively meet the needs of students and their degree programs.
The most utilized report is the Comprehensive Cohort Report. This report is exported to excel and includes all the data fields available for each student including their placement results, proctoring settings, survey data, Prep and Learning Module progress, and more.
This report helps capture the overall knowledge and progress of the entire cohort. It’s a great tool for conducting an analysis of the entire cohort, or certain populations of students.
The Placement Histogram Report is also a great tool to see the distribution of your incoming students’ scores. This is particularly helpful in predicting likely course enrollments and therefore classroom and resource scheduling.
Each Prep and Learning Module has a dashboard, so you can view reports and see student progress and activity for that module.
Individual student reports give you a detailed view of the students progress. This is particularly helpful for tutors and advisors who want to be able to identify where a student may need additional assistance.
Ensuring academic integrity is important for successful math placement. We’ve partnered with online proctoring companies and a network of physical locations nationwide to provide you with reliable, flexible, and affordable options.
We’ve created a nationwide network of 125+ testing center locations available to proctor ALEKS PPL placement assessments. With this network, institutions can easily plan for their students to take a proctored assessment at a reliable and convenient testing center location.
For institutions interested in online proctoring options, we’ve partnered with ProctorU and Respondus to offer flexible proctoring solutions, such as the Respondus LockDown Browser, Respondus Monitor, and a variety of live proctoring services provided by ProctorU.