ALEKS

 Steps to NIC's Math Placement Assessment 

Step One: Read the ALEKS FAQ document

Step Two:  Create your ALEKS account

  • Go to www.aleks.com and select the yellow New Student? box.
  • Enter the following 10-digit course code: K3KAK-4WCDC
  • Confirm that the course you are attempting to enter is called: “NIC Math Placement Assessment, Summer-Fall 2018”
  • Select the I have never used ALEKS before or I do not have an ALEKS login name option
  • Enter personal information in order to finish creating your account. Please note that you will need to register using your seven digit NIC student ID number including the leading zero (e.g. 012345) and your NIC provided student email address (e.g. name@students.nic.edu.)
  • Be sure to write down your user name and password!  You will need these later.
  • Complete the “Introduction to ALEKS” tutorial, the short student survey, and the “Tools” tutorial.
  • Your first attempt can be completed at  your home or other location without the need for a proctor
  • Please note that unproctored attempts are not used for placement at North Idaho College and only serves as practice.

Step Three: Complete your practice attempt

  • Your first attempt can be completed at  your home or other location without the need for a proctor
  • Please note that unproctored attempts are not  used to determine placement at North Idaho College and only serves as practice.
  • Click HERE to review some basic mathematical concepts before you start. 

Step Four: Work in the Prep and Learning module for at least 3 hours

This will help you brush up on your trouble areas and be better prepared for your proctored attempt

Step Five:
Sign up for an proctored attempt
  • You can take your proctored attempt when you have completed your 3 hours in the Prep and Learning module and at least 72 hours have passed since you completed your practice assessment
  • Go to https://www.registerblast.com/nic/Exam/List
  • Click select placement assessment from the first dropdown menu and continue to follow the steps
  • Be sure that your scheduled time is at least 3 hours before the Testing Center closes to ensure you have time to complete your assessment.
  • Please contact the Testing Center if you need to change or cancel your appointment and remember to bring a photo ID with you.

Notes:
* While completing a practice assessment is strongly encouraged, it is not required.  Limited group sessions will be offered during and between semesters.  Click HERE to see and sign up for any currently scheduled sessions.

* Students are allowed one practice attempt and four proctored attempts. 

* Students requiring a proctored assessment outside of the NIC Testing Center or Outreach Centers should call (208) 676 7203 to make special arrangements. 

Questions or concerns about the ALEKS?

NIC Testing Center    (208) 676-7203 or (208) 676-7207     testingCenter@nic.edu
NIC Advising Services  (208) 769-7821       advising@nic.edu
NIC Mathematics Dept  (208) 665-4521