ALEKS Placement is also reimagining math placement through its flexible online format, allowing students to participate in the assessments anytime, anywhere and giving institutions the ease of simple setup and delivery of the program. Based on preference, institutions can offer students the option of completing the ALEKS Placement program either on campus in a proctored environment, or on their own time wherever there is an internet connection.
ALEKS Placement for math has been used by more than 70 higher education institutions in the United States over the past year. At Kent State University, where nearly 75 percent of incoming freshmen require developmental math courses, ALEKS Placement helped lead to a 24 percent improvement in completion of these courses over the previous year as well as a 10 percent decrease in the rate of drops, fails and withdrawals. ALEKS Placement is also now available for first-year chemistry courses.
In June 2013, McGraw-Hill Education signed an agreement to acquire ALEKS Corporation, the privately held developer of the ALEKS® adaptive learning technology for the K-12 and higher education markets. The move strengthened McGraw-Hill Education's position as the leader in delivering personalized learning experiences through adaptive technology and marked the company's first acquisition since it was purchased by funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) in March 2013. McGraw-Hill Education has marketed and sold ALEKS for math in the higher education space for more than 10 years.
For more information about ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning and to preview the company's next generation adaptive technologies, visit with McGraw-Hill Higher Education and McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions at booth #511 during the 2013 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Anaheim. McGraw-Hill Education will also be posting live tweets from the conference through its Twitter feeds (@MHEducation, @MHhighered) using the conference hashtag #EDU13. More information about ALEKS can be found at ALEKS.com.About McGraw-Hill EducationMcGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The Company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. For additional information, visit www.mheducation.com. SOURCE McGraw-Hill Education