New English & Math Assessment

East Los Angeles College has implemented a new English & Math assessment process known as Multiple Measures. To be eligible, students must satisfy one (1) of the following criteria within the past ten (10) years:

  1. Earned a high school diploma in the United States (U.S.)
  2. Passed the General Educational Development (GED) test
  3. Obtained a high school proficiency certificate

Students who do not meet the criteria above will be referred to an alternative assessment known as Guided Self-Placement. Students who are eligible for Multiple Measures will be placed into English and Math courses based on high school coursework, high school grades, and high school GPA. Students self-report their high school information by answering the 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/Returning Students

If you recently applied to ELAC (or any of the nine (9) colleges within LACCD), then you may have already answered the Multiple Measures questions as they are part of the online admissions application. Therefore, your English and Math assessment results should already be available. Please see “How to View Assessment Results” down below.

Continuing Students

If you would like to participate, please contact the Assessment Center. Once eligibility is confirmed, you will be given access to the Multiple Measures questions. The questions will then appear inside your Student Portal under “To-Do’s List & Holds”, labeled “English and Math Placement”. English and Math assessment 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 Results”

Be sure to read the “Placement Message” when viewing your results. If assessment results do not appear, please contact the Assessment Center for assistance.

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