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What does EAP stand for?

EAP stands for Early Assessment Program.


What is the EAP?

The EAP helps students determine their readiness to take college level English and math courses before attending a California State University (CSU), or one of the participating California Community Colleges (CCC).


What are the benefits of the EAP?

  • Gives students an early signal about their preparedness for college
  • If results indicate that students are not proficient, students can adjust their senior year coursework to improve those skills.
  • If results indicate that students are proficient, students can skip the required CSU English and/or mathematics placement tests.
  • Students can avoid spending time and money in college remediation courses that do not count towards a bachelor’s degree.


What exam is the EAP part of?

The EAP is completed as part of the required California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics.


When do students take the EAP?

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics is administered towards the end of the 11th grade during the spring. Students should consult with their school counselor for school specific dates.


What subjects are tested in the EAP?

The EAP consists of English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics.


How much does it cost to take the EAP?

The EAP is free to all students.


How do students participate in EAP?

All 11th graders will participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics. EAP results are included on the CAASPP Individual Student Score Report provided by designated high school.


How will colleges know if students are "College Ready"?

Students can release their EAP results to California State University or California Community Colleges by simply marking the release button at the end of the test. It’s that easy! If students do not mark the release button, they will be required to submit their results at a later date.


How long are EAP scores valid for?

The results are only valid the year following high school graduation.


How can students access their results?

EAP results are included on the CAASPP Individual Student Score Report provided by designated high school. Students can also access their EAP test results online if they released their scores.


To find out more, go to: CSU Success

How can students prepare for the exam?

There are free customized information, tools, and test preparation available online at the link below.


To find out more, go to: CSU Success

Contact Us

Early Intervention Programs
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway 47SA
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
Tel: 661-654-2193
Fax: 661-654-3389

We are located in the Veteran's Center.