Early Assessment Program: College Readiness

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.



The Challenge


The diagram below lists four opportunities in which students may achieve college readiness prior to their freshman year.

1. New “CAASPP” provided in eleventh grade 2. SAT scores: 550 or above in math, 500 or above in English or AP scores of 3 or higher 3. Entry Level Math (ELM) score of 50 or above, English Placement Test (EPT) score of 147 or above 4. Early Start Class: Begin remediation during the summer before starting first semester at a CSU

There are four possible statuses within CAASPP EAP. Each of these statuses may result in additional steps needed to complete before the end of your senior year. Learn more about what each of the statuses represents by visiting: Understanding CAASPP/EAP Results.