California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

The Early Assessment program (EAP) is designed to provide students with an early signal of college academic preparation through California Assessments of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP/EAP) results. CAASPP/EAP scores are ONE of the multiple measures the CSU utilizes as an indicator of a students’ readiness for college-level coursework in English and Mathematics and for placement of first-time freshman in the appropriate General Education (GE) English and Mathematics courses once they enroll at the CSU. These tests are part of California’s public school testing and accountability system and are required of all grade 11 students. Knowing and understanding EAP status and overall CAASPP scores will give students the opportunity to improve their skills by enrolling in the appropriate senior year classes.

For additional information on:

CAASPP Test Results

How Students Can Authorize Release of their Results or How EAP Results are Reported visit

How the CSU uses multiple measures (CAASPP/EAP, ACT, SAT, AP, high school coursework) for placement visit, CSU Student Success

A guide to understanding assessments and placement in first-year GE English and Math courses download, Academic Preparation Student Brochure External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)