In Spring of your junior year you participated in the California Assessment of
Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English Language Arts/Literacy
The California State University (CSU) will, and the California Community Colleges
(CCC) may use CAASPP results to determine your readiness to take college level
courses before you enroll in college.
CAASPP Early Assessment Program (EAP) results are for placement purposes
ONLY. The CSU or CCC does not use EAP results for admission purposes.
Students who meet the admission requirements may apply to the CSU or CCC
regardless of their EAP status.
What is a “College Level” course?
Students who demonstrate readiness for college level courses have the English
and math skills necessary to succeed academically without the need for remedial
coursework. A college level course is a class in which a student earns credit
towards a baccalaureate degree. Remedial courses are non-credit classes that
do not count towards a baccalaureate degree. Students who are identified as
needing additional preparation will be directed to courses or summer sessions,
such as the Early Start Program, which are designed to help students attain
the skills needed to succeed in courses that count toward baccalaureate
EAP at the California Community Colleges
for more information on use of CAASPP EAP results for exemptions and placements into appropriate courses at the community college you plan to attend.
* Use your assessment results to help you prepare for academic success.
* Your Early Assessment Program (EAP) results are included on the back of the CAASPP Individual Student Score Report provided by your high school.
-- If you authorized the release of your EAP results by marking the release button when you took the CAASPP, the CSU and CCC will automatically receive your results.
--If you did not mark the release button when you took the CAASPP, you will be required to submit your results to the CSU or CCC to which you apply, upon request.
* ACT or SAT test results can also be used as indicators of your readiness to take college level courses. The test(s) must be taken in the fall of your senior year if you did not take them in your junior year.
* The CSU campuses to which you apply will notify you of the next steps necessary to satisfy English and/or math requirements based on your assessment results.
YOUR TEST RESULTS: WHAT THEY MEAN
EAP results provide an early indicator of your readiness to take college level
courses. Knowing and understanding your EAP status and overall CAASPP scores will give you the opportunity to improve your skills by enrolling in classes that will help you prepare for college level courses.
Use this EAP guide to help you determine the steps you need for a smooth transition to a CSU. Refer to the EAP status section in the guide that applies to you based on your CAASPP EAP and/or SAT/ACT results.
The Early Assessment Program (EAP) Will Help You Be Prepared!
The EAP helps students determine their readiness to take college level English and
math courses before attending a California State University (CSU), or one of the
participating California Community Colleges (CCC).
What Makes a Course “College Level”?
Students who demonstrate readiness for college level courses have the English and
math skills necessary to succeed without the need for developmental coursework.
The credits you earn in these courses count towards college degree requirements.
How Do Students Participate In EAP?
All 11th graders will participate in the California Assessment of Student
Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English Language Arts/Literacy and
mathematics. Your EAP results are included on the CAASPP Individual Student
Score Report provided by your high school. Your score report will provide an
indicator of your readiness to take college level courses. EAP results are not used
How Will Colleges Know If You Are “College Ready”?
Let your EAP results count by releasing them to the California State University or
California Community Colleges. Simply mark the release button at the end of the
test. It’s that easy! If you do not mark the release button, you will be required to
submit your results at a later date.
What Else Can You Do to Determine If You Are “College Ready”?
Take the SAT or ACT in the 11th grade as an additional way to determine if you are
ready for college level courses in English Language Arts and mathematics. We
encourage you to register to take the test(s) in the spring of your junior year.
Learn About the EAP Program at the California Community Colleges
For information on the use of CAASPP EAP results for exemptions and placement
into appropriate courses at the community college you plan to attend, go to