Early Assessment Program

Early Assessment Program

Academic Preparation Leads to Student Success

The California State University (CSU) has transformed academic preparation in an effort to provide all first-time freshman the opportunity and support needed to be successful in college-level coursework.  One of first measures high school students can take advantage of is the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) EAP score. 

CAASPP EAP Scores and Placement

The CAASPP EAP results, which students have at the start of their senior year, are one of the first measures students may reference to continue to academically prepare their senior year for their first year at the CSU. Utilizing the CAASPP Student Score Report, students may find their EAP test results.

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CAASPP EAP Scores and Placement

  • EAP utilizes the grade 11 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment (SBAC) in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. The testing period is between February through May of the student's high school junior year. 

  • EAP scores are included in the CAASPP Student Score report provided to students every fall.

CAASPP EAP Test Results

EAP levels of readiness. 

Academic Preparation and Placement for Freshmen Using CAASPP EAP

The CSU requires that all entering freshmen students be evaluated in terms of their preparation to complete first-year courses in written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning. Course placement is based on multiple measures including standardized test scores such as the CAASPP EAP results. 


EAP placement. 

Placement will be based on multiple measures including standardized test scores as well as high school coursework and grades.

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