Mission Statement

The East Los Angeles College Assessment Center strives to accurately identify students’ English, Reading and Math skill levels. Carefully selected assessment instruments and multiple measures are utilized to appropriately assess student skill levels and recommend course placement. Proper course placements enable students to successfully progress through required course sequences and to achieve their educational goals.

New Assessment Information

In response to Assembly Bill (AB) 705, East Los Angeles College has moved away from standardized testing as the primary means of assessing students. 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 participate in the new Multiple Measures process.

The Multiple Measures process consists of using high school coursework, high school grades, and high school GPA to determine English and Math placements. For more information on how the Multiple Measures process works, please click here.

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 details on the ESL assessment test, please click here.

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