Connect with Us Online

Although the Assessment Center is temporarily closed, assessment services continue to be available. Students may connect with the Assessment Center by clicking on “Live Chat” (instant messaging) or by scheduling an online video meeting. For more information, please click here.

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Assessment Center

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. Please note:

  1. As of January 2019, the English & Math assessment tests are no longer offered at East Los Angeles College.
  2. As of January 2020, the English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment test is no longer offered at East Los Angeles College.

New English & Math Assessment

ELAC has implemented a new English & Math 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 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 placement levels. For more information on how the Multiple Measures process works, please click here.

New ESL Assessment

ELAC has implemented a new English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment process known as ESL Guided Self-Placement. This new process provides ESL course recommendations by considering a student’s background and abilities with the English language. Students that would like to enroll in ESL courses are invited to participate in this new process. For more information on how the ESL Guided Self-Placement process works, please click here.

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