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 scoresThis 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)

Find your EAP Results

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

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?