ASSESSMENT (MATH & ENGL PLACEMENT)
Placement Assist Test are offered at City, Mesa and Miramar colleges.
- Placement Assistant
While most students will be assessed at the time of college application, some students may need to take the Placement Assistant. The Placement Assistant determines your English and Math skill level based upon your performance in high school. Students who are already assessed through CCCApply cannot re-assess through Placement Assistant, those student may go through the challenge process.
- English Placement Test for Non-Native English Speakers (English Language Acquisition - ELAC)
The ELAC Program is designed to prepare students to read, write, speak and listen at a level that enables them to succeed in college courses. If you are interested in taking ELAC classes, please take our self-guided assessment tool: ELAC Go at https://bit.ly/sdelacgo. This test is appropriate if English is not your primary language, you are not very comfortable with English, or if you speak, read, and write your native language most of the time. The program consists of four levels and the student is assigned a level based on the results of his or her placement test.
UNDERSTANDING THE RESULTS OF THE PLACEMENT TESTS
Depending on the tests you take, you will receive a Milestone/Skill level ranging from 30 to 50 in one or more of the following areas:
- Reading (R)
- Writing (W)
- ELAC (L)
- Math (M)
Use the following resources to determine what classes you are eligible to take based on your skill level:
Reading and Writing Skill Levels: https://www.sdccd.edu/future-student/placement/english.aspx
- City: https://www.sdccd.edu/future-students/placement/math-city.aspx
- Mesa: https://www.sdccd.edu/future-students/placement/math-mesa.aspx
- Miramar: https://www.sdccd.edu/future-students/placement/math-miramar.aspx
|ELAC Skill Level||Eligible Courses|
|L19||ELAC 015 or ELAC 015 & 016|
|L20||ELAC 023, 025 or ELAC 023, 025 & 026|
|L30||ELAC 033, 035|
|L40 *||ELAC 045|
* At L40 skill level, you have the option to take the English test for native English speakers.