Frequently Asked Questions About the Early Assessment Program

The information below applies to students who attended high school in California.

 

The EAP program was established to provide opportunities for students to measure their readiness for college-level English and mathematics in their junior year of high school, and to facilitate opportunities for them to improve their skills during their senior year. The goal of the EAP program is to have California high school graduates enter the CSU fully prepared to begin college-level study. All juniors who attend public high school in California automatically participate in the EAP.  EAP is now fully integrated into the California Assessment for Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) which students take during spring semester of their junior year. However, in order for student results to be released to California State University campuses and California Community Colleges, students must "bubble" to release their scores. This will also enable students to see their test results online.

EAP Statuses Under CAASPP

  • Standard Exceeded = Ready Status (Level 4)
  • Standard Met = Conditionally Ready Status (Level 3)
  • Standard Nearly Met = Not Yet Demonstrating Readiness (Level 2)
  • Standard Not Met = Not Demonstrating Readiness (Level 1)

EAP Math Statuses

Students have to release their Early Assessment Program (EAP) score on their California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) report.

Below are the EAP math statuses:

  • Standard Exceeded: Ready for CSU college-level mathematics courses without support.
  • Standard Met: Conditionally Ready for CSU college level mathematics courses.
    • Students designated as "Ready for CSU college-level mathematics courses - conditional" can meet the math requirement by taking an approved year-long math course in their senior year and getting a grade of C- or better. Provide official transcripts in order to prove that you have met the exemption. The following high school courses have been approved:
      • Trigonometry and Math Analysis
      • Pre-Calculus
      • AP Calculus AB
      • AP Calculus BC
      • AP Statistics
      • AP Physics
  • Standard Nearly Met and Standard Not Met: Not yet demonstrating readiness for CSU college-level mathematics course.
    • Additional support units will be required.

EAP English Statuses

In order to validate your exemption for the EPT, students have to release their Early Assessment Program (EAP) score on their California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) report. Students can also determine their EAP Status Online using CSU Mentor.

Below are the EAP English statuses:

  • Standard Exceeded: Ready for CSU college-level English courses
    • Your score met the English requirement and you are ready for college level English without support.

 

  • Standard Met: Conditionally ready for CSU college-level English Courses without support.
    • Students designated as "Ready for CSU College-Level English Courses - Conditional" can meet the EPT Requirement by taking an approved year-long English course in their senior year and getting a grade of C- or better. Provide official transcripts in order to prove that you have met the exemption. The following high school courses have been approved:
      • Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) - Adopted as a full year course in the 12th grade being taught by a certified instructor.
      • International Baccalaureate (IB) English.
      • Advanced Placement—Language and Composition or Literature and Composition.
      • English course approved for extra honors weight on the University of California "a-g" Doorways course list.

 

  • Standard Nearly Met and Standard Not Met: Not yet demonstrating readiness for CSU college-level English courses
    • Your EAP score did not meet the English Requirement. You will want to meet the requirment through GPA, SAT, or other means.

Find your EAP Results

  • EAP results are included in your California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Score Report (see sample).

Conditional EAP and Early Start Program

Students who are EAP conditional and who do not meet their conditions will be required to participate in the Early Start Program during summer 2018 unless other meausres, like high school GPA, shows they do not need Early Start. . Please see the chart below for more information:

EAP Conditional Math (Again, for Students who Attend High School in California)
EAP
Exempt/Ready for College level math courses without support
ConditionallyExempt/Ready for College Level mathematics courses without support
College Math with Support
SAT
570- above
520-560
510-lower
ACT
23-above
20-22
19-lower
Remediation Status
Exempt
Conditionally Exempt*
Not Exempt
ELM Test
No
Recommended, if condition not met
Yes
Early Start
No
Yes, if condition not met
Yes, if score below 50 on ELM
Remediation Required
No
Yes, if condition not met
Yes, if scored below 50 on ELM
Early Start Course
Not Required
ESM 70 or ESM 40
Courses based on ELM score
EAP Conditional English
EAP
Exempt/Ready for College level English courses without support
ConditionallyExempt/Ready for College Level English courses without support
College level English courses with support
SAT
550- above
510-540
500-lower
ACT
22-above
19-21
18-lower
Remediation Status
Exempt
Conditionally Exempt*
Not Exempt
ELM Test
No
Recommended, if condition not met
Yes
Early Start
No
Yes, if condition not met
Yes, if score below 146 on EPT
Remediation Required
No
Yes, if condition not met
Yes, if scored below 146 on EPT
Early Start Course
Not Required
ESE 99
ESE 99

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Why should eleventh-grade students take the EAP when many of them will be taking SAT I, SAT II, ACT, AP, and CASSPP tests?
The benefits of EAP include the opportunity to:

  • Identify the need for additional preparation for college-level courses.
  • Adjust senior-year coursework to prepare for college-level courses.
  • Avoid having to invest time and money in college support units.

When will results be received? 

August