Early Assessment Program

Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum

The ERWC (Expository Reading and Writing Course) is a college preparatory, rhetoric-based English language arts course for grade 12 designed to develop academic literacy (advanced proficiency in rhetorical and analytical reading, writing, and thinking). The ERWC is aligned with the California English-Language Arts Content Standards and addresses critical reading and writing problems identified by the CSU English Placement Test Committee.

The goals are the ERWC are to help students succeed in three important areas:

  • Meeting the requirements of the California English-Language Arts Content Standards;
  • Attaining the standards of the CSU English Placement Test; and
  • Achieving the expectations of college and university faculty.

The University of California has approved the ERWC for area "b" credit (from the "a-g" requirements), and the Course meets college preparatory requirements for both the UC and CSU. 

ERWC 3.0 Update Sessions

The third edition of the Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC 3.0) will be launched in June 2019. This two-day, 12-hour workshop series provides a preview of the new edition exclusively for teachers who have been previously certified in the CSU ERWC at the high school level. (Certified teachers have attended 24 hours (four full days) of ERWC professional learning.) This professional learning is intended to be an active experience providing hands-on practice with the revised ERWC curriculum at grade 12. Teachers will explore the revised course design, including updated key concepts, and selected modules.

May 22 & August 23

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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June 20 & August 23

2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
(June 20)
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (August 23)

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July 1 &
July 2

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Registration Coming Soon

ERWC 3.0 New to ERWC Session

The 3rd edition of the CSU ERWC is a college preparatory, rhetoric-based English language arts course for grade 12 and grade 11. Both courses (Grade 12 and Grade 11) have been approved by the University of California under area "b" (from the "a-g" requirements). The four-day professional learning workshop series is spread over a four-month period and includes course materials. The New to ERWC Session is intended for teaches who have never been certified to teach the CSU ERWC curriculum. In order to be certified, teachers must be available to attend the workshop all 4-days. 

Registration to Cal Poly Pomona's New to ERWC Session is coming soon. Teachers must be available to attend the cohort 4-dates. 

August 01

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

August 02

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

October 07

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

November 07

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

To view the statewide schedule of New to ERWC sessions, please visit the CCSESA website.