EAP & CAASPP
EAP is a fully-incorporated component of California's standardized Smarter Balanced exams for English and math, part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system of testing.
All 11th grade students take CAASPP as part of their regular junior-year curriculum. After testing, students will receive EAP statuses along with their CAASPP results, which serve as early signals of college readiness. (Note: EAP results are used only for placement, not admission.)
EAP PART I: EARLY ASSESSMENT (11TH GRADE)
Students are designated an EAP status based upon their CAASPP results, which will in part determine their college readiness and appropriate pathways for entering CSU college-level English and math courses. Below are the status cutoff scores:
2682 or higher
2718 or higher
Not Yet Met
Not Yet Ready
2492 or below
2542 or below
EAP PART II: ACADEMIC PREPARATION (12TH GRADE)
The academic preparation component of the EAP considers students' exam results and focuses on what they must do to prepare for the academic rigors of the CSU. Below is a basic interpretive guide of EAP statuses and corresponding college readiness pathways:
Student may enroll directly into CSU college-level English and/or math courses and is exempt from taking CSU placement tests
Not/Not Yet Ready
Student must take the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry-Level Mathematics Examination (ELM) and/or enroll in the Early Start Program the summer prior to her/his first Fall semester at a CSU
Download: 2015 EAP Flyer for additional CSU college readiness pathways info.
EAP, ACT & SAT
The CSU presently allows students to use ACT and SAT scores in addition to their
CAASPP results as a second measure for determining 12th grade English and math
course placement. Students' EAP statuses will change to reflect whichever score
places them in the highest category. Accordingly, the CSU encourages juniors to
take the ACT or SAT before the end of 11th grade. Below are the cut-off scores:
22 or higher
23 or higher
500 or higher
550 or higher
EXPOSITORY READING & WRITING COURSE (ERWC)
The Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) is a full-year college preparatory English course for high school seniors. The course aligns with the Common Core State Standards, addresses reading and writing problems identified by the CSU English Placement Test Committee, and prepares students to meet the expectations of college faculty.
The ERWC qualifies as a Senior Experience for students with Conditionally Ready status and meets the a-g subject area "b" requirement for both CSU and University of California (UC) preparation.
To promote wide-scale adoption of the ERWC, the CSU and County Offices of Education (COE) are collaborating to provide professional development for English teachers at a variety of locations across the state. The four-day series includes all of the course materials, provides teachers with a theoretical understanding of the ERWC, outlines the benefits of the course for students and school personnel, and offers pragmatic strategies for using the course materials to teach each module.
Although districts are responsible for the cost of substitutes, the workshops are free of charge for eligible 11th and 12th grade English and AVID teachers.
Visit: RegOnline to register for an ERWC workshop in your area.