11th Grade EAP
Early Assessment Program (EAP)
A program that assesses students for college-readiness in English and math in grade eleven of high school. The results can give students the opportunity to improve skills during the senior year of high school or the summer before attending college, if necessary.
Each spring, all grade eleven students in California take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. These assessments, which are administered as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System, also serve as an indicator of readiness for college-level coursework in English and mathematics and are used by the California State University (CSU) and participating California Community Colleges (CCCs) to determine Early Assessment Program (EAP) status.
How Students Can Authorize Release of their Results
All students now participate in EAP by virtue of completing the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. Students must choose whether to 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 English language arts/literacy (ELA) and for mathematics must be completed separately.
- Students that 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 community college 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 university.
How EAP Status Is Reported
Students will find their EAP status reported on the front of the 2017-2018 Student Score Report. There are four possible EAP status levels, as described below:
- Students who score at the highest performance level "Standard Exceeded" (Level 4) are considered ready for English and/or mathematics college-level coursework. These students will be able to register in college degree-bearing courses upon entering the CSU or participating CCC. Students are encouraged to continue preparation during the twelfth grade.
2. Conditionally Ready
- Students who score at the "Standard Met" (Level 3) performance level are considered conditionally ready for English and/or mathematics college-level coursework. However, they must take an approved English and/or mathematics course in twelfth grade and receive a grade of "C-" or better. Students who do not meet the conditional requirement may be placed in the CSU's Early Start Program (ESP) or in supported baccalaureate courses, unless the exemption criteria were met through another pathway.
3. Not Yet Ready
- Students who score at the "Standard Nearly Met" (Level 2) performance level are considered not yet ready for English and/or mathematics college-level coursework. Students with a "level 2" will be placed in the ESP and in supported baccalaureate courses unless they meet the exemption criteria through another pathway.
4. Not Ready
- Students who score at the "Standard Not Met" (Level 1) performance level are considered not ready for English and/or mathematics college-level coursework. Students with a "level 1" will be placed in the ESP and in supported baccalaureate courses unless they meet the exemption criteria through another pathway.
For more information, please see the CSU's Early Assessment Program Web page.
Information about how to determine college readiness
Information about using assessment results to prepare for college level courses
Illustrates multiple pathways to become college ready