## Math Assessment

Correct placement into the first math course is an important step to a studentâ€™s success at OU. Students thrive in a course that is challenging, but not beyond a student's current abilities.

## New Students - Fall 2020 Admits

### The Mathematics Placement Process

## Current Students

### The Mathematics Placement Process

**Take the math assessment:**

Visit the OU Assessment Center to complete your math assessment. View hours here. Contact the OU Assessment Center at (405) 325-4336 or ucac@ou.edu.

**Follow the instructions.**Do not use any outside resources (books, notes, websites, other people) to assist you when you take the math assessment. Your math success relies on an accurate assessment of your current skills. If a problem allows use of a calculator, one will be provided online, so there is no need for you to bring anything but a pencil and scratch paper. (Additional information about academic integrity may be found in the Student Guide for Academic Integrity.)**Relax!**If desired, you may take the assessment a total of three times.

**Review score report and determine placement.**After completing the assessment, students are encouraged to review the score using the pie chart and their placement using the Math Placement Chart. At that point, they will have access to a learning module targeted toward their skill level. Students are encouraged to use the learning module to refresh and improve their skills before classes begin. Students who actively use the learning module have a greater chance of success in their first math course.**Practice in learning modules and retake the assessment, if desired.**If students receive a score that places them into the level of math required for their major, they are finished with the assessment process. Review degree sheets to determine Math requirements for various majors. Following the first assessment, the student will have a chance to enter an online learning module and practice in areas where more work is needed. After studying in the learning modules for five hours, students may re-assess if desired.**Enroll.**During their enrollment appointment, students may discuss their score with their academic advisor and then enroll in the proper Math course.**Use resources to succeed.**Students are encouraged to utilize available campus resources, including the Math Help Center and Action Tutoring, to insure the successful completion of their Math course.

Students may take the assessment up to three times. Students are required to study in the learning module for at least five hours before re-assessing. Although five hours are the minimum required, very few test higher without completing the modules. The modules are designed to get you to the next level. You can do your study modules at link.ou.edu/aleks.