College Readiness / Early Assessment Program

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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 readiness for college-level English and mathematics in their junior year of high school
  • to facilitate opportunities for them to improve their skills during their senior year

Goal

The goal of the EAP program is to have California high school graduates enter the CSU fully prepared to begin college-level study.

The Challenge

More than 60 percent of the nearly 40,000 first-time freshmen admitted to the CSU require remedial education in English, mathematics or both. These 25,000 freshmen all have taken the required college preparatory curriculum and earned at least a B grade point average in high school. The cost in time and money to these students and to the state is substantial. Moreover, these students are confused by seemingly having done the right things in high school only to find out after admission to the CSU that they need further preparation.

The Early Assessment Program Consists of Three Components:

  • Early testing
  • The opportunity for additional preparation in the 12th grade
  • Professional development activities for high school English and mathematics teachers

 

Incoming Freshmen English Placement Test Status (EPT)

Year Total Remedial Course Required Remedial Course Required % Not Required Not Required % ESP Required
2011 2933 1537 52% 1396 48%  
2012 3160 1551 49% 1609 51% 497
2013 3276 1483 45% 1793 55% 468
2014 3489 1633 47% 1856 53% 1255
2015 2931 1300 44% 1631 56% 1218

 

Incoming Freshmen Math Placement Test Status (ELM)

Year Total Remedial Course Required Remedial Course Required % Not Required Not Required % ESP Required
2011 2933 1313 45% 1620 55%  
2012 3160 957 30% 2203 70% 861
2013 3276 1026 31% 2250 69% 1042
2014 3489 1351 36% 2138 61% 1215
2015 2931 1169 39% 1762 61% 1169

Announcements

Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) 4 Days Teacher Workshop

  • Tulare Joint Union High School District                                          

January 29, March 10, May 6, & September 8, 2016

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Returning Teacher Professional Learning

None at this time

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Expository Reading and Writing Modules

3-day Professional Learning for 6th-8th Grade Teachers

None at this time

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Early Start Program at Fresno State