Frequently Asked Questions

What is Multiple Measures?

ELAC has implemented a new assessment process known as Multiple Measures. Students who earned a U.S. high school diploma, passed the General Educational Development (GED) test, or earned a high school proficiency certificate within the past ten (10) years, are eligible to be placed into English & Math courses based on high school information (i.e. high school coursework, grades & GPA).

Why did ELAC implement a New English & Math Assessment Process?

Due to AB 705, every college is required to utilize high school coursework, high school grades, and/or high school grade point average to place students into English and Math courses. Multiple Measures complies with AB 705 guidelines and also enables students to successfully progress towards achieving their educational goals.

What is AB 705?

AB 705 is a bill signed by the Governor on October 13, 2017 that took effect on January 1, 2018. The bill requires that a community college district or college maximize the probability that a student will enter & complete transfer-level coursework in English & Math within a one-year timeframe & use, in the placements of students into English & Math courses, one or more of the following: high school coursework, high school grades, and high school grade point average.

Is Multiple Measures a test?

No. Multiple Measures does not involve taking a test. This new assessment process involves students self-reporting their high school information in order to be placed into English and Math courses. Students simply answer five (5) questions regarding their high school coursework, grades, and grade point average.

Are any assessment tests still offered?

No. As of January 2019, the English & Math assessment tests are no longer offered due to AB 705. As of January 2020, the English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment test is no longer offered.

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


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