Early Assessment Program

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, and to facilitate opportunities for them to improve their skills during their senior year.


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.


Math Success E-learning Course

The EAP senior year math experience course is now open for student registration at http://www.csumathsuccess.org/elearning/. As you'll recall, this self-paced e-learning course provides a great opportunity for Conditionally Ready high school seniors who are not enrolled in an approved math course to fulfill the ELM requirement.  Registration for the e-learning course is open from October through January.

Please check the website FAQ and consult the attached flyer for further details.


The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System will utilize Grade 11 Smarter Balance Assessment [as an early indicator of college readiness]Common Core State Standards and the Future of College Readiness

No single system of education in California can address our challenges of college and career readiness alone.  Educators at all levels recognize that how successful a student is in college is reliant upon his or her accumulative learning from early childhood on.  The adoption of the California Common Core Standards (CCCS) provides an ideal opportunity to build an infrastructure of collaboration across educational systems.