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Early Assessment Program (EAP)

The Early Assessment Program (EAP) is a collaborative effort of the CSU, the California Department of Education (CDE), and the State Board of Education (SBE). The goal of this unprecedented partnership is to ensure that eleventh grade students are “on track” to meet college entry-level standards in English and mathematics. Those students who do well on the EAP may earn exemption from the English and mathematics placement tests required of entering CSU freshmen.

Participating in the EAP

  • All students who take the CAASPP automatically participate in the EAP.
  • The CAASPP is administered in the spring of the junior year.
  • Students should select the option to release their EAP results to the CSU and participating California Community Colleges.  This option will appear as the last question on their assessment.  The results are not required or used for admissions.   However, if students mark the “do not release” option, they will be required to submit the results at a later date.

EAP Results

The school may provide students their CAASPP results that contain their EAP status within 2-4 weeks after all schools in the district have completed testing.

CAASPP paper parent reports will be sent home approximately 8 weeks after all testing is complete in that district.