11th Grade EAP
Early Assessment Program (EAP)
Each spring, all grade eleven students in California take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics administered as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. (Note that during Covid 19 many students may not have had this opportunity, so other measures will be used to determine academic preparation level... see https://csustudentsuccess.org/estimator).
All students participate in EAP by virtue of completing the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. Students must authorize the release of their CAASPP (i.e., Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment) results for each assessment to the CSU and CCC systems.
- The release of results for both ELA and mathematics must be completed separately.
- Students who do not release their results at the end of the assessments may later submit a copy of their score report to the CSU and/or CCC in which they have enrolled.
The release of the CAASPP results will not affect a student’s application for admission. Results are only used to determine a student’s placement after he or she has been admitted to the California State University.
Standard Exceeded (Level 4)
Students who score at the highest performance level “Standard Exceeded” (Level 4) will enroll in GE English and/or mathematics college level courses upon entering the CSU. Students are encouraged to continue preparation during the twelfth grade.
Standard Met (Level 3)
Students who score at the “Standard Met” (Level 3) performance level must complete an approved English and/or mathematics course in the twelfth grade with a grade of “C-” or better. Students will enroll in GE English and/or mathematics college-level courses upon entering the CSU.
Standard Nearly Met (Level 2) and Standard Not Met (Level 1)
Students who score at the “Standard Nearly Met” (Level 2) or Standard Not Met (Level 1) performance level will be placed in supported GE English and/or mathematics college-level courses unless they meet the exemption criteria through completion of other multiple measures (ACT, SAT, High School coursework or high school grade point average).
Visit www.csustudentsuccess.org to learn about the use of multiple measures at the California State University.
Academic Preparation Student Brochure (PDF)
A guide to understand assessments and placement in first-year GE English and math courses