Early Assessment Program (EAP)/College Pathways and Student Success

The Early Assessment Program at SF State works in collaboration with Bay Area high schools to support students’ transition to college and encourage student success through curriculum alignment, an 11th grade success indicator (CAASPP) and a senior year experience. We are mindful advocates of all students and proactive supporters who work to ensure that all students have the resources and assistance they need as they enter SF State, area California Community Colleges or other CSU campuses. Our goal is to align standards and expectations between secondary and post-secondary segments in order to create an invigorated and supportive community of students, teachers and staff who work in collaboration to ensure that all students can leverage their strengths to succeed in college.

Our work supports the University’s core values of courage, life of the mind, equity, community and resilience:

  • Encouragement for students to reach their goals;
  • Improving access and support for high school students so that all students feel empowered and welcomed at SF State;
  • Creating a community of teachers, faculty and staff who support student success;
  • Supporting active, engaged learning and the life of the mind;
  • Fostering resilience in high school students by reducing institutional barriers and by encouraging communication through responsive and caring interactions.

Benefits of the EAP

  • Aligning standards so that success in high school means success at the CSU;
  • Providing high school students with an early signal about their college pathways;
  • Ensuring the senior year is a time for directed, purposeful preparation for the transition to college;
  • Aligning expectations by working together with students, teachers and administrators to create and sustain a college-going atmosphere.

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