CSU Early Assessment Program
The California State University Early Assessment Program
The Early Assessment Program (EAP) is a collaborative effort among the State Board of Education (SBE), the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California State University (CSU). The 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.
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Early Assessment Program Student Participation
- EAP utilizes the grade 11 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. Testing period is between February through May of the student's high school junior year.
- EAP scores are included in the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) Student Score report.
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 a California State University (CSU). Utilizing the CAASPP Student Score Report, students may find their EAP test results.