New Assessment Process

East Los Angeles College has implemented a new assessment process known as Multiple Measures. Students who earned or obtained one of the following within the past ten (10) years, are eligible to participate in the new assessment process.

  • Earned a high school diploma from a U.S. High School
  • Passed the General Educational Development (GED) test
  • Obtained a high school proficiency certificate

If students meet the criteria above, then they are eligible to be placed into English and Math courses based on high school coursework, high school grades, and high school GPA. Students who do not meet the criteria above will be referred to the Guided Self-Placement process for English and Math placement. Please call or visit the Assessment Center for more information on the Guided Self-Placement process. Students who are eligible for the Multiple Measures process will self-report their high school information by answering five (5) Multiple Measures questions.

Multiple Measures Questions

  • What was your unweighted high school GPA?
  • What was the highest English course you took in high school?
  • What grade did you receive?
  • What was the highest math course you took in high school?
  • What grade did you receive?

How The Process Works

New or Returning Students: If you recently applied to ELAC (or any of the nine colleges within LACCD), then you may have already answered the Multiple Measures questions as they are part of the CCCApply admission application. Therefore, English and Math course placements have already been generated based on the high school information provided. To view your English and Math placement results, log onto your student portal and click on “Student Status”. Then, click “Assessment Placement” located on the left, followed by “View Assessment Data”. If you do not see placement results, please contact the Assessment Center.

Continuing Students: If you would like to participate in the new assessment process, then you may access the Multiple Measures questions by logging onto your student portal. Once you log in, click on “To-Do’s List & Hold”. Then click on “English and Math Placement”. English and Math placement results post within 24-72 hours after answering the questions. To view your English and Math placement results, click on “Student Status”. Then, click “Assessment Placement” located on the left, followed by “View Assessment Data”. If you do not have access to the Multiple Measures questions or do not see placement results after 72 hours, please contact the Assessment Center.

Please note that as of January 2019, the English & Math assessment tests are no longer offered at East Los Angeles College. The English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment test is still offered.

For more information, please call (323) 415-4141 or visit the Assessment Center (E1-183).