Although ELAC no longer offers the English & Math assessment tests, the English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment test continues to be offered. Students who would like to enroll in ESL classes are invited to participate in the ESL assessment test.

Test Information

ELAC utilizes Accuplacer (computer adaptive software) for the ESL assessment test. The ESL assessment test is composed of 3 sections:

  • Reading Skills
  • Sentence Meaning
  • Language Use

Each section is composed of 20 multiple-choice questions (60 total questions). Students are encouraged to review Sample Test Questions prior to participating in the ESL assessment test.

Students may participate in the ESL assessment test by reporting to the Assessment Center at any time during the hours shown below.

Monday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 10:30am
Saturday: Please call the Assessment Center

Policies & Procedures

  • The ESL assessment test is offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment necessary.
  • Students must present a valid photo ID and ELAC Student ID Number (i.e. 88-123-4567 or 90-000-1234).
  • The ESL assessment test is untimed, therefore all students work at their own pace. Students are encouraged to plan to stay for at least 1 hour when participating.
  • Cell Phones, Headphones, Smart Watches and other electronic devices are not allowed. The use of Dictionaries, Study Aides, or Notes are also prohibited.
  • ESL assessment test results are valid for a two-year period.

Retest Policy: Students that participate in the ESL assessment test may retest after one (1) month. If a student would like to retest again, they must wait one (1) year from their initial test date.

Examples of valid ID

  • California ID or Driver License
  • Passport (U.S. or Foreign)
  • High School ID
  • College/University ID
  • Permanent Resident Card

Please note that a photocopy or picture of an ID is NOT accepted.
Note: International Students must present their PASSPORT.

Parking Information

A valid parking permit is required at all times while parked on the college campus. Permit machines are available on Level 6 of Parking Structure 3 (P3), Level 5 of Parking Structure 4 (P4), and in the Stadium Lot. Please read posted signs. Violators will be cited C.V.C. Section 21113.(A).

Students with Disabilities

If a student experiences difficulties due to a verified learning or physical disability, the student may wish to contact the Disabled Students Program & Services (DSP&S) in E1-160 or call (323) 265-8787 for information on alternative test-taking arrangements prior to participating in the ESL assessment test. Such alternative test-taking arrangements are only available for students with documented disabilities.