Early Assessment Program (EAP)
The EAP is designed to assess students for college readiness in their high school junior year. It is a voluntary eleventh grade assessment that combines California State University (CSU) placement standards with California high school standards. This early assessment identifies whether a student is prepared for college at a point when students have the time to gain the needed preparation during the high school senior year. The goal of the program is to have California high school graduates enter the CSU fully prepared to begin college-level study. Additionally, the EAP may help students to earn an exemption from the CSU and participating California Community Colleges (CCC) English and/or mathematics placement tests that are required for entering freshmen.
The EAP incorporates the CSU's placement standards into existing high school standards tests in English and mathematics. EAP testing is comprised of an essay and questions in both English and mathematics.
For 2014-15, the EAP will be incorporated into the Grade 11 SBAC testing, whose window is Apr 16 - Jun 5. For more specific information about your student's testing, contact the school site.