Welcome to the EAP: College Readiness page created just for you! Your Junior and Senior year are an important time in your life as you prepare for college. Our goal is to give you the tools and resources necessary for you to become "College Ready" before you start college at the CSU! Use this CSU Roadmap to find out how you can make your senior year count! →
What is the difference between “college prepared” and “college ready”?
College prepared means having taken all the courses in high school to meet the minimum CSU admission requirements. However, being admitted to a college does not mean you will automatically be able to participate in college-level coursework once you are enrolled, unless you are considered college ready. College ready means demonstrating that you are ready for college-level coursework in math and English through qualifying standardized test scores on the SAT, ACT, AP, IB, SBAC, or the CSU ELM and EPT exams.
What is the new college ready assessment?
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is an assessment aligned with the Common Core State Standards that measures student achievement and growth toward college- and career- readiness.
What are the benefits of participating in this new assessment?
Smarter Balanced will give parents and students more accurate and actionable information about what students are learning and provide better information about the needs and successes of individual students. This gives parents, students, and teachers a clearer window on whether students are on track to graduate high school, ready for college and the workplace.