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.
Expository Reading & Writing Course (ERWC)
The Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) is a rigorous, full-year college-preparatory English course for high school seniors. Approved to satisfy college eligibility requirements by the University of California and the California State University since 2006, it has been adopted by over 950 high school in California. Designed to increase college-readiness in English for CA’s diverse students, the ERWC is a key component of the CSU’s Early Assessment Program (EAP), which determines student’s college readiness for college-level English and mathematics based on CA State testing through the CAASPP/SBAC.