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Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) Test

Who's required to take the LOEP?

You're required to take the LOEP if you're a permanent U.S. resident and do not speak English as your first language.  You must also meet with an academic advisor in order to schedule English as a Second Language (ESL) courses after you complete the LOEP placement test. 

Taking the LOEP

The LOEP test consists of five components:

  1. Reading Skills: You'll read passages of 50 – 90 words and answer questions about the reading. 
  2. Online Essay: You'll have 40 minutes to write an essay on a topic provided to you.
  3. Language Use: This test measures your understanding of English vocabulary.
  4. Listening: This test measures the ability to listen to and understand one or more people speaking in English
  5. Math: The math assessment will be tested with ALEKS PPL. This portion of the test is 30 questions.

Schedule your LOEP assessment for a time that works best for you.

LOEP scoring

Listening

Score Class Recommendation
Listening 56-67 ES 101
Listening 65-74 ES 102
Listening 75-80 ES 103
Listening 81-90 ES 104
  • Scores below 56 indicate need for additional community education- survival English before enrolling at GRCC.

Reading

Score Class Recommendation
Reading 56-77 ES 121
Reading 78-86 ES 122
Reading 87-93 ES 123
Reading 94-105 ES 124
  • Scores below 56 indicate need for additional community education- survival English before enrolling at GRCC.

Writing/Grammar

Writing Grammar Class Recommendation
Writeplacer  1-2  Language  Use 56-72 ES 111
Writeplacer  2-3  Language Use 73-86 ES 112
Writeplacer  3-4  Language Use 87-97 ES 113
Writeplacer  4-5  Language Use 98-106 ES 114
Writeplacer 6 NA No Placement
  • Scores below 56 indicate need for additional community education- survival English before enrolling at GRCC.
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