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Early Assessment Program

The Early Assessment Program (EAP) ensures college-bound California high school graduates demonstrate readiness for college-level English and math, reducing the need for remediation in college. The program measures students' subject area knowledge and skills in 11th Grade and provides academic preparation pathways during 12th Grade. The EAP Office at Cal Maritime provides outreach services to Napa and Solano County middle and high schools to promote the CSU's "How to Get to College" initiative.

Measuring Readiness

All California 11th Grade students participate in California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) "Smarter Balance" testing, which measures their grade-level proficiencies in English and math. As an embedded component of CAASPP testing, the EAP assigns students "EAP statuses" based upon CAASPP results, which indicate how they may spend 12th Grade preparing academically for college.










Readiness Pathways

The EAP allows secondary measures for demonstrating readiness in English and math, as well as provides opportunities to earn exemptions from CSU placement testing and remediation. These pathways include alternative test scores and approved college preparatory coursework.

Pathway A:  Advanced Placement Testing (11th Grade Only)

Students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) English and math courses during 11th Grade can demonstrate readiness in either subject area by passing any of the following AP exams with a score of 3 or higher.





Pathway B:  Admissions-based Test Scores (11-12th Grade)

Students can upgrade their EAP statuses using American College Testing (ACT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores. If taken prior to 12th Grade, students' EAP statuses for English and/or math change to reflect whichever test yields the highest performance score.







Pathway C:  Approved Year-long Coursework (12th Grade Only)

Students with "Conditionally Ready" EAP status may demonstrate readiness in English and/or math by passing any of the approved year-long 12th Grade coursework listed below with a minimum C- grade for both semesters. (Note: Each course listed below satisfy the University of California's "a-g" subject requirements. All math courses have an Algebra II/Integrated Math III prerequisite.)







Pathway D:  CSU Placement Tests (12th Grade)

Students with "Not Yet/Not Ready" EAP status in English and/or math (as well as those with "Conditionally Ready" EAP status who do not satisfy the above conditions) must pass the Entry-Level Mathematics (ELM) exam and/or English Placement Test (EPT) to qualify for enrollment in college-level courses and avoid remediation in college.





Early Start Program

Students who do not fulfill the above conditions for exemption from remediation must enroll in the CSU Early Start Program the summer before their first fall semester and complete all remedial coursework within their first year at a CSU. Visit the CSU Success website for a complete list of CSU campuses offering the Early Start Program.

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Coordinator, College Readiness & EAP

Matthew Tener, MA
Laboratory Building 112
(707) 654-1081


EAP Office Services

For Schools

Cal Maritime Campus Tours (Middle School)
College Readiness Presentations (Middle School)
EAP Presentations
(High School)
Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC)
Strengthening Mathematics Instruction (SMI)

For Cadets

Campus Tour Guide Application
Outreach Tutor Application

Outreach Tutor Job Description

EAP Resources

For Everyone

2015-2016 EAP Pathways Flowchart
CSU Freshman Admission Requirements
CSU "How to Get to College"
University of California A-G Requirements

For Students & Families

California Colleges
CSU Early Start Program
CSU Paying for College
CSU Success
EAP Status Check

For Educators & Counselors

2016 CAASPP Results
CAASPP Website
CSU English Success
CSU High School Dashboard New!
CSU Math Success

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