English & Math Multiple Measures
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are English & Math Multiple Measures?
ELAC is implementing a NEW assessment process (known as English & Math Multiple Measures) that will help determine English & Math course placements for students. This new
assessment process will be the primary form of placement. English & Math assessment
tests will be the secondary form of placement.
The English & Math Multiple Measures process involves high school coursework, grades, and grade point average to determine student placement into college English & Math courses (not a test). Students are encouraged to refer to their U.S. high school transcripts when participating
in the process.
Why is ELAC implementing a New Assessment Process?
Alternative Multiple Measures (AB 705) is part of a state-wide initiative to increase students’ access to higher-level English
& Math courses where research shows that students are likely to succeed.
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, & high school grade point average.
Who is eligible to participate?
New, returning, or continuing students who meet the criteria below may participate
in the English & Math Multiple Measures Placement.
|Graduated from a U.S. high school.
||- or -
|Currently in the 12th grade and consider themselves an ENL (English as a native language
- fluent in English) student.
||- or -
|Currently in the 12th grade and consider themselves an ESL (English as a Second Language)
student and have attended a U.S. high school for 3 or more years.
If none of the above criteria apply, students will be referred to participate in the
Can students still take the placement tests if they go through the English & Math
Yes. If students are not satisfied with their English & Math Multiple Measures
placement, they are welcome to participate in the assessment tests.
For more information, please call (323) 415-4141 or visit the Assessment Center.