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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 academic preparation 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 schools in California. Designed to increase preparation in English for CA’s diverse students, the ERWC is a key component of the CSU’s Early Assessment Program (EAP), which supports academic preparation for student’s college-level English and mathematics based on CA State testing through the CAASPP/SBAC. 

Center for the Advancement of Instruction in Quantitative Reasoning (CAIQR)

The Center for the Advancement of Instruction in Quantitative Reasoning (CAIQR) was established by the Office of the Chancellor in Fall 2016 as recommended by the Academic Senate of the California State University Quantitative Reasoning Task Force (QRTF).  CAIQR is tasked to continuously support the high-quality instruction and curriculum in the high schools, community colleges, and public universities that will better serve the state of California and the U.S.  It also will highlight strategies to enhance the skills of CSU students in quantitative reasoning that they will rely on after graduation.  

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