New English & Math Assessment

East Los Angeles College has implemented a new English & Math 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.

  1. Earned a high school diploma from a U.S. High School
  2. Passed the General Educational Development (GED) test
  3. 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 an alternative assessment called Guided Self-Placement.  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

  1. What was your unweighted high school GPA?
  2. What was the highest English course you took in high school?
  3. What grade did you receive?
  4. What was the highest math course you took in high school?
  5. 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 placement results should have already been generated based on the high school information provided on your admission application. Please see “How to View Assessment Results” down below.

Continuing Students: If you would like to participate in the new assessment process, please visit the Assessment Center. Once eligibility is confirmed, the Multiple Measures questions will be added to your “to-do” list. You can then access the questions by logging into your student portal and clicking on “To-Do’s List & Holds”. Then click on “English and Math Placement”. English and Math placement results post within 72 hours after answering the questions.

How to View Assessment Results

Please follow the steps below to view your English & Math assessment results.

  1. Log into your student portal.
  2. Click on “Student Status”.
  3. Click on “Assessment Placement” (located on the left).
  4. Click on “View Assessment Data”.

Be sure to read the “Placement Message” when viewing your results. If you do not see placement results, 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.

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