Assessment & Testing
Assessment via placement assistant
Mesa's Placement Assistant offers students a new way to be placed into English and mathematics courses based on self reported data. The Placement Assistant is designed to be inclusive for all students no matter the educational history or time frame from the last completed course. This means that it will be open to those who have not received a diploma and have GED scores, HiSET scores, CHSPE scores or even completed schooling in a foreign country!
English LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (ELAC)
If the student has completed the Placement Assistant and is given English courses, they are still able to opt to take the ELAC exam based on a recommendation of a counselor.
The ELAC exam is designed for students primarily educated outside of the U.S. in a language other than English. It is a timed exam designed to help non-native English speaking students select appropriate English classes. This exam consists of 75 questions answered over 45 minutes. Please see our Schedule for more information, and please review Sample Test questions before taking the exam.
Advancement Exam info